Data Science for Business

Data Science for Business

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £16,950
Domestic tuition: £7,000

Program overview

Through a series of core modules, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in data analytic roles. You’ll also develop an understanding of the ways data analytics is used in organisations across different sectors. This will be achieved through data analytics theory and practice, with many opportunities to work with real data sets. You'll also have the opportunity to work with our industry partners, through consultancy projects, as well as bringing their expertise into the classroom. Semester one involves four compulsory modules. There are two compulsory modules in semester two, plus one or two other modules of your choice. During the spring and summer semesters you may have the opportunity to carry out a consultancy project tackling a critical business challenge. This will give you an opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills you develop throughout your degree.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Or minimum grade of 7/10 in a Specialist Diploma. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic) 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each sub-skill; IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.

Career opportunities

The Stirling MSc Data Science for Business was developed in partnership with industry and is designed to produce graduates with the skills that companies need. Demand for people with data analytics skills is projected to grow rapidly. Average salaries are higher in data analytics jobs than the IT average and the skills shortage will make that gap bigger.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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