MSc Business Analytics

Where academia and enterprise meet



“Data is the new science. Big data holds the answers.”
– Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMWARE
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MSc Business Analytics provides an exciting and challenging study of how data can be utilised to solve major business and societal challenges. The programme provides students with the knowledge, technical ability and skills for leadership roles in the fields of business analytics and data science.

The programme is designed to give students multi-disciplinary skills in computing, analytics, data science and business analysis. Emphasis will be on business problem framing, leveraging data as a strategic asset, and communicating complex analytical results to stakeholders.

This programme is for the ambitious, future pioneers in industry. Only apply if you want to change the world.


MSc Business Analytics Best In Show 2015/2016




This programme is designed to satisfy the need, both nationally and internationally, for exceptional data scientists and analysts. Graduates from this new programme will be highly employable and they will be equipped to influence strategy and decision-making, and be able to drive business performance by transforming data into a powerful and predictive strategic asset. We expect our graduates to progress to leading and influential positions in industry.
Graduate Destinations
Graduates from the Department of Computer Science are particularly valued as a result of the department’s international status, and strong reputation for leading research. Recent graduate destinations include:

  • IBM
  • Samsung
  • Microsoft
  • PwC
  • Citibank

Career Support
Our dedicated team works directly with students to provide tailored individual career support, facilitate connections with employers globally, and enhance employability. Additional support is provided by the Careers Service who run training sessions, workshops, networking events and careers fairs.
UCL Advances aims to promote interaction among researchers, businesses, industry, investors and students. They support our entrepreneurially minded students by providing training, business support services and funding.

Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding for 2016/17


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Finn Wheatley
Finn Wheatley
I graduated from King’s College London in 2008. I worked in the City for a few years before deciding to return to university to gain an MSc. I wanted to return to university because a knowledge of computing and data ...

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Kensuki Muraki
Kensuki Muraki
UCL offers you fantastic opportunities for placements and internships. Many companies are keen to work on Master's dissertation projects with the students, and many students are paid or are offered permanent employment after they have finished their degree. I'm currently ...

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Sahan Bulathwela
Sahan Bulathwela
As a UCL student, I was constantly challenged to analyse thoroughly and think objectively. I gained first-hand experience in tackling real world problems and learned to come up with solutions under tight deadlines. After working with Cisco as a research ...

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Yining Shen
Yining Shen
I choose UCL due to its great reputation worldwide and its rich heritage. The university is a place where the cutting-edge knowledge is taught by world class academics. I was attracted to the MSc programme because of its interdisciplinary nature. ...

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Borja Rivier
Borja Rivier
I chose UCL because it has a strong reputation in the fields of Statistics and Machine Learning. It did not disappoint me: the course was challenging, and was very complete both in terms of breadth and depth. There was a ...

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Email address: busics@cs.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 7307