M.Sc. On Campus

Data Analytics

University of Strathclyde

12 months
21850 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Data Analytics programme at the University of Strathclyde is designed to create rounded data analytics problem-solvers. it focuses on the uses of data analytics techniques within business contexts, making informed decisions about appropriate technology to extract knowledge from data and understanding the theoretical principles by which such technology operates.


You will gain a comprehensive skill set that will enable you to work in a variety of sectors using a blended learning approach that combines theory, intensive practice and industrial engagement.

The Data Analytics programme at the University of Strathclyde has been jointly developed by the Departments of Management Science, Mathematics & Statistics and Computer & Information Sciences. It brings together essential skills from all three departments in order to address the needs of a fast-growing industry.

This collaboration avoids the narrow interpretation of this subject offered by competitor institutions and presents significant opportunities for businesses to recruit data analytics experts with a high-level expertise and knowledge.

You will have optional opportunities to complete your MSc summer dissertation projects in client-based projects, where a number of host organisations will be arranged by the department.

Assessment methods include a mix of written assignments, exams, practical team projects, presentations and individual projects.


The aim of the course is to develop graduates who can use data analytics technology, understand the statistical principles behind the technologies and understand how to apply these technologies to solve business problems.

Graduates will be able to bridge the various knowledge domains that are relevant for tackling data analytics problems as well as being able to identify emerging themes and directions within data analytics.

Graduates will display abilities across the three component disciplines. Examples of graduate employers and job roles include; Software Development Engineer - Machine Learning at RBS, Junior Data Scientist at V.Group, Data Scientist at Solita Scandinavia, Business Analyst at Scottish Power, IT Graduate at Scottish Power.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Big Data  
  •  Big Data Tools & Techniques
  •  Data Analytics in R
  •  Business & Decision Modelling
  •  Optimisation for Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MSc: Minimum second class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent (see our country pages for further information) in: mathematics, the natural sciences, engineering, economics/finance
  • Applications from those with other degrees are also encouraged if you have demonstrated a good grasp of numerical/quantitative subjects.
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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