As the world becomes ever more data-driven, analytical skills are in high demand but very short supply. Few companies are exploiting quantitative techniques to their full potential, often due to a lack of in-house expertise.
By pursuing study in business analytics, graduates will be highly sought-after by employers as the race to gain a competitive edge in the data arena intensifies. From asset management to pharmaceuticals, retail to insurance, the future is bright for any aspiring data scientist.
This diploma could also help you to gain entry to master’s courses in this field.
For access to this Graduate Diploma, you will need one of the following:
- An acceptable Bachelor’s degree, either in a quantitative subject or where you have passed at least 2 courses in satisfactory mathematical subjects.
- An acceptable Master’s degree (or any other appropriately accredited Level 7 award) of at least 1 year full-time duration, either in a quantitative subject or with at least 1 course in a satisfactory mathematical subject.
- An acceptable Level 5 or Level 6 award (e.g. HND or Graduate Certificate) of at least 1 year full-time duration, either in a quantitative subject or with at least 2 courses in satisfactory mathematical subjects. You also need at least 2 years’ relevant work experience.
Acceptable quantitative degree/award titles include: Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Quantitative Management, Quantitative Finance, and Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods or Statistics.
Satisfactory mathematical subjects include: Algebra, Algorithms, Business Mathematics, Business Statistics, Calculus, Computer Mathematics, Differentials, Engineering Mathematics, Geometry, Mathematics, Quantitative Methods, Quantitative Techniques, Statistics or Trigonometry.
If you hold qualifications in subjects other than those listed, contact us for advice on eligibility before you apply online.
English Language requirements
You need to demonstrate a good level of English to be admitted to our programmes. We accept a range of evidence, including proficiency test scores. If you don’t have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, we may consider your case.
We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. For this degree, you will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.
The fees below relate to new students registering for the 2018-2019 session. These may be increased by up to 7% per annum.
You will also need to budget for:
- Textbooks (could extend to around £300 per year)
- Tuition costs (if you choose to study at a local teaching centre)
- Exam centre fees, which are paid directly to the venues where you sit your exams.
We accept most traditional payment methods, including debit/credit card, international money order, and Western Union.