Data Analytics (including Professional Practice), M.Sc. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Data Analytics (including Professional Practice)

22 months
12654 GBP/year
6681 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your skills in the various methods used to analyse big data sets and build a career in this exciting area where your knowledge and experience will be in high demand. This Data Analytics (including Professional Practice) course from Aston University also features the opportunity to undertake a professional placement in its second year. 


This Data Analytics (including Professional Practice) course from Aston University is for you if you want to use your mathematical and numerical skills to build your career. During the course you will develop an informed and critical appreciation of scientific and industrial developments in data science and analytics.  

The difference between this course and the MSc Data Analytics course is that this one features a professional placement. Students are responsible for finding their own work placement, with the help of our award-winning Careers and Placements Team, who have helped so many of our students to secure placement and work opportunities. 

Aston is 3rd in the UK for the number of students taking a sandwich year (HESA 2018), showing just how much we encourage students getting professional experience and how successful we are at enabling them to secure work placements. Take a look at our specific placement information and support. Please find more about the time frame under ‘Learning, teaching and assessment’.

Career prospects

Our graduates leave with the in-depth knowledge and skills they need to develop careers across the field of data science.  

Students on similar programmes have gone on to roles including: finance and investment analysts and advisers; IT business analysts, architects and systems designers; management consultants and business analysts; as well as programmers and software development professionals at some of the world’s most prestigious companies. 

International students

Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students on many of our postgraduate programmes. Students from over 120 different countries chose to study with us every year and Aston is not only a great place to study, based in the centre of Birmingham it’s also a great place to live.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Machine Learning,
  • Specialist Research Skills and Techniques,
  • Algorithmic and Computational Mathematics,
  • Understanding Data,
  • Probabilistic Modelling,
  • Data Science Programming,
  • Artificial Neural Networks,
  • Network Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 22 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We expect applications from graduates of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Data Science or related disciplines, with a qualification equivalent to a UK BSc with Honours at 2:2 or higher. 
  • Evidence of knowledge of Mathematics and Programming should also be provided when the degree is not in Computer Science (i.e. transcript of degree programme or work experience). When a transcript is provided, the Mathematics and Programming grades should be equivalent to UK 60% or higher. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the offer decision.
As well as:
  • Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee
  • A completed application form.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12654 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23200 GBP for the full programme during 22 months.
  • National

    6681 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12250 GBP for the full programme during 22 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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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