Why study MSc Information Technology with Data Analytics?
Data analytics is one of the fastest-growing areas within IT and business. With a specialised Master’s degree in Information Technology with Data Analytics, you will be clued up on the most up-to-date skills, tools and knowledge in data analysis and will be an invaluable candidate for IT roles here in the UK and internationally.
This MSc will arm you with the ability to interpret large volumes of data using the smartest IT tools. It focuses on extracting data and turning it into valuable insight. This is one of the skills that mean graduates who specialise in data are in such a high demand in 2023.
Why study at UWS London?
London is the university capital: With 18 major universities in the capital, London is world-renowned as one of the best university cities.
London is the business capital: What better place to acquire your MSc Information Technology with Data Analytics than in London? Use this opportunity to utilise London’s vast business network and build connections with other like-minded professionals in the IT industry as well as all the major organisations you will be exposed to.
91% of UWS graduates are in work or further study after graduating: UWS offers exceptional career prospects (Statistic: Baseline 2020/21).
UWS’s highly qualified and experienced teaching team: The teaching team are passionate and clued up on the most up-to date data analytics ideas, tools and principles.
FAQs | MSc Information Technology with Data Analytics
What will I be studying?
This master’s programme is made up of a mix of core modules with some opt-in specialisation modules.
The core modules are:
- Database Design and Implementation for Business
- Business Data Communication and Networks
- Information Systems Analysis and Design
(All 20 credits)
- Master’s Project (60 credits)
Alongside these, students must complete two pathway modules. These are:
- Data Mining and Business Intelligence
- Data Analysis and Visualisation
(both 20 credits)
UWS also offer an optional 3 modules (20 credits each) which we recommend all students take if they feel they’re able to. These will help set students apart from other graduates in the IT and data field. These are:
- Object Orientated Programming
- IT Strategy and Management
- Work Based Learning (Students who are already in the workplace can take this module. They will need to have a tripartite agreement in place between themselves, their employer and the university before enrolling on the course)
Where will this MSc lead me?
Professionals with experience in data analysis are in high demand. Here are just a few examples of the kind of roles you will be qualified for on completion of this MSc:
- Business Analyst
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Intelligence Analyst
- Operations Research Analyst
- Market Research Analyst
After this course, you might decide to go straight into the world of work, or you might decide to carry on further research-based academic studies.
How much time is spent in class?
Like most master’s degrees, this MSc requires self-drive. Learning and teaching at UWS is divided into approximately 20% of your time being assigned to scheduled learning and the other 80% of your time being self-driven independent study.
How will assessment happen?
Your assessment at UWS will take the form of a mix of practical assessment (approximately 60%) and coursework (approximately 40%). Your assessments can take the form of:
- Academic posters
- Case studies
- Laboratory reports
- Literature reviews
- Laboratory exercises
- Oral presentations
- Research proposals
- Scientific papers
- Viva Voces
- Written reports
Am I right for this course?
UWS’s MSc in Information Technology with Data Analytics has been designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree already, but this doesn’t need to be in a related field. In fact, this course is ideal for students who are keen to explore IT skills that are new to them. The data analytics specialism in parallel with this allows them to move straight into a prosperous data role once they graduate.
If you don’t meet the eligibility criteria entirely but do have relevant industry experience, you might want to consider the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) instead. Once you’ve completed the PgDip, you can move on to the MSc.
Are there any English language requirements?
Yes, for students whose first language is not English, you will be asked to meet some minimum requirements.
You will need to have completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment of the Academic module (not the General Training) with an overall score of 6.0 and no sub-test less than 5.5. And, it’s important to note that these must have been gained within two years before the start date of your course.
Alternatively, there are some English language qualifications that are equivalent and that UWS will accept for home and international (inc EU) students for this course. These are:
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
- PTE Pearson Academic English: An overall score of 59 to 64 with no element below 59 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 65 to 75 with no element below 65 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0).
If you don’t meet these requirements entirely, you might still be able to do this course. You can complete a pre-sessional English language programme which will be combined with the MSc. You can find out more about the Pre-sessional English programme here.
If you have any questions or concerns about what English language qualifications UWS accept, click here to find out more.
What are the fees?
For the 2023/24 academic year;
- Scottish students will pay £7,500
- The rest of the UK will pay £11,750
- International students (including EU students) will pay £15,250
How do I apply?
If you meet the entry requirements for this MSc, you can apply through our online application system. This involves setting up a profile with UWS.
Before you begin your application, it’s important to take some time to get all your supporting documents ready. You can find out what exactly these are on our documents checklist page.
Most of the postgraduate courses at UWS do not have an official application closing date but will instead close when they have reached the full capacity of students who are right for the course.
If you have any questions before you begin the application process, you can speak to one of our admissions advisers here.