Taught course

Data and Decision Analytics

University of Edinburgh · University of Edinburgh Business School

Entry requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

  • An undergraduate degree in any disciplinary area related to management science, operational research, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or business and management which incorporates a distinct quantitative element is required
  • Candidates with a first class or 2:1 honours degree in an unrelated subject area but who have relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis
  • Candidates' background should ideally include courses and/or experience gained in topics such as linear algebra, calculus, probability, and statistics

Months of entry


Course content

Our part-time MSc Data and Decision Analytics, studied over 24 months, prepares students not only to be able to analyse and digest data, but also to translate this into effective decision-making in the age of Big Data.

Delivered through a mixture of pre-recorded lectures and live online sessions, this course combines theoretical foundations with practical hands-on experience.

Our MSc Data and Decision Analytics offers students exposure to unique and balanced courses in the two most important areas of analytics: predictive and prescriptive. It also includes state-of-the-art elective courses enabling you to make use of the most innovative and efficient methods to solve data and decision analytics problems.

Information for international students

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each section).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Application enquiries
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