Taught course

Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining

De Montfort University · Faculty of Technology

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc provides you with the knowledge and skills to effectively develop, apply and research business intelligence systems. These are computerised information systems that enable organisations to gain business intelligence information and typically include some form of data mining functionality.

This course emphasises the concepts and techniques of business intelligence systems, their application and development, which are underpinned and exemplified via the learning of one or more contemporary best of breed business intelligence software tools.

Compulsory taught modules give you the opportunity to gain the fundamental knowledge and practices required to apply, develop and research business intelligence systems. Optional modules provide you with chances to study particular aspects of system application and development in more depth.

You will:

* Advance your skills in, and knowledge of, how to develop business intelligence systems and data mining solutions to business problems

* Be taught by experienced SAS-accredited teaching staff on an SAS-endorsed course

* Gain substantial knowledge and skills in the deployment of SAS Business Intelligence software leading towards SAS Data Miner accreditation.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it

Fees and funding

Access to funding for postgraduate study is a key part of the decision-making process for many students and there are several funding opportunities to explore. To learn more about funding please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months
distance learning
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months


part time
12 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Technology Postgraduate Admissions
0116 257 7456
0116 257 7693