MSc Business Analytics

Entry Requirements

Academic qualifications
You must have, or be expecting to obtain an upper second class honours at Undergraduate level in a relevant subject. We consider applications from a wide range of degrees including economics, business, engineering, psychology, geography, sociology, and politics. The course requires strong numeracy and IT statistical ability.

We do not automatically require a GMAT or GRE score but may request one to verify specific competencies.

English not your first language?
If English is not your first language, you must meet a minimum overall standard in a recognised test of English, examples are shown below. You must show a good balance across all sections of the test and it must have been taken within two years of starting the course. We will require your certificates as evidence.

Educated in the English language?

If you are a non-native speaker of English but have been educated entirely in English for your degree, and completed this within the last two years, this may satisfy the University of your language skills. For further information, please see the University’s page for English language requirements.

Pre-sessional English
We do not offer a pre-sessional English class as an alternative to achieving these scores. Any pre-sessional course should be viewed as a way of settling into living and studying in the UK and not as a way of boosting your score.

Laptop requirement
It is likely that some of the modules on the course will utilise Virtual Machines (VMs) to run certain software. As such, students undertaking the course are required to have their own laptop, running either Windows or Mac operating systems, with at least 8GB of RAM and at least 75GB of free hard disk space. Laptops with less RAM may be used though the VMs will not run as efficiently. Laptops with between 4GB and 8GB RAM may be used though the VMs will not run as efficiently.

Required grades

Test Minimum Overall Score
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 - all four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5
PTE Academic    70 - with 51+ in every section 
CPE 190 overall; 2 x 170, 2 x 190
CAE 190 overall; 2 x 170, 2 x 190
TOEFL 100 – minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23
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