University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Students on this course address the need to propel information gathering and data organisation, and exploit potential information and knowledge hidden in routinely collected data to improve decision making. Study focuses on developing solutions to real'world problems associated with the changing nature of IT infrastructure and increasing volumes of data, through the use of applications and case studies, while gaining a deep appreciation of the underlying models and techniques. Students also gain an understanding of the impact technological advances have on the nature and practices adopted within the business intelligence and analytics environments, and know how to adapt to these changes.

Course Modules

Core modules: data mining; project; research methods and professional practice; statistics and operational research; option modules: business optimisation; computing for business and management; data management and repositories; data warehousing and olap; database languages; project management; risk modelling and simulation for business and industry; web mining.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification) in a scientific or engineering discipline with some exposure to the use of IT, or in an area of computer science or IT with a strong interest in quantitative analysis. Applicants should have quantitative skills, with an interest in developing these further to support postgraduate activity in analysing, evaluating and reporting on a range of real'world data'intensive problems. Applications from individuals without formal qualifications but relevant experience are welcomed. Candidates whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day or Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,500  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day or Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,075  Credit module. First year home fees