12 months
25000 GBP/year
13000 GBP/year
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Develop the skills to help businesses make informed decisions, at the Business Analytics and Finance MSc course at the University of Southampton. You'll study topics on corporate finance, portfolio management and credit scoring, along with the latest analytical techniques. A 3-month placement opportunity with a company like British Airways or JP Morgan will give you valuable practical experience.


Course Details

This Business Analytics and Finance MSc course at the University of Southampton is ideal if you want to advance your data analytics skills and you’ve carried out a quantitative study. It will also suit you if you have relevant professional experience.

We align our teaching with the latest sector thinking by developing the course content with our Business Advisory Board. The board includes industry experts from organisations such as:

  • Rolls Royce
  • BT Openreach
  • Ford
  • Shell

Our competitive industry placement project will boost your career prospects as you take on a real-world challenge. This will form the basis of your dissertation.

You’ll also benefit from the expertise of the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), one of the country’s strongest analytics research groups. Your learning is informed by specialist research, and you can personalise your studies with optional modules. For example, you can choose to focus on:

  • financial risk management
  • advanced analytics
  • simulation
  • revenue management

Career Opportunities

You’ll boost your salary potential by graduating with the business analytics and finance skills employers are looking for. Our graduates have gone on to work for financial, business and government organisations including:

  • the Bank of England
  • Home Credit China
  • the National Health Service (NHS)

Some industry partners offer one-to-one career development sessions and you’ll also be invited to our yearly analytics recruitment fair run by CORMSIS, which attracts a wide range of employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance 
  • Optimisation and Decision Modelling
  • Portfolio Management and Exchange Traded Derivatives
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Quantitative Research in Finance
  • Credit Scoring and Data Mining
  • Software for Data Analysis and Modelling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a subject with an element of quantitative study such as:

  • finance
  • economics
  • sciences
  • engineering
  • computer science

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £25,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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