MSc Business Analytics

What we’re looking for

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, and the position of the institution where you studied your qualification.

You must have, or be expecting to obtain, at least a 2.1 degree at Undergraduate level from a UK university, or overseas equivalent from a top-performing University.

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.

Entry requirements

  • 2.1 achieved at Undergraduate level 
  • We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score (700+) may strengthen your application. On the GMAT Focus Edition this equates to a score of 645 or in the 86th percentile.

English language requirements

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. 

IELTS (Academic) 

All four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5. More information available here.

190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190

190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190


Minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23


Trinity ISE III 
Merit, Merit, Pass, Pass in four components 


Trinity ISE IV 
Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass in four components 


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. 

See more details on English Language Requirements on the University's website.

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 256GB SSD storage (Windows)/ 256GB storage (Mac). Laptops with less RAM may be used though the VMs will not run as efficiently.

The latest specification guidance is available on the University's website.