MSc Data Analytics and Project Management

Course Overview

What do project management and data analysis have in common? They’re two of the most highly sought-after skills in business right now. Why not combine both with our MSc in Data Analytics and Project Management and set yourself apart from the competition?

Our online masters in analytics and project management places an emphasis on directly applying what you learn to your day-to-day role, allowing you to demonstrate immediate impact to your employer. You’ll study topics such as data design, project management techniques, and project analytics, as well as having the chance to complete your own original research project to bring your learning to life.

Whether you’re already leading in your organisation in a project management role, or want to take on a higher management position in your current organisation, this course has been designed to help you achieve your professional ambitions.

Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn’t a clear pathway to this degree – we are more than happy to discuss your application.


To be eligible for this data analytics and project management master’s degree at Arden University, you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

Course fee

 International Fee Fee
Fee per year:£10550
Uk FeeFee
Total fee:£9500
Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on (i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers, so we recommend that you have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE maths to proceed.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this data analytics and project management degree.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course details and modules

By helping you develop your project management and decision-making skills, we’re preparing you for the next step into a senior role. You’ll also have the chance to collaborate with classmates, building your teamwork skills and growing your international business network.

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. These assessment methods are designed to put your new knowledge into practice and keep track of how well you’re progressing in your studies. These include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article
  • Modules

    • Data Design
    • Data Handling and Decision Making
    • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
    • Project Management Techniques
    • Management of Projects
    • Project Analytics
    • Research Project

Career prospects

By mastering two of a modern business’s most in-demand skills, you’re laying the foundations for true career progression, not just now, but long term. After all, data analysis and project management are fundamental skills for effective leadership, too. So whether you want to take the next step up with your current employer or take on a new career challenge, you’ll graduate from this course with the skills to make it happen. 

What can I do after Arden University?

Understanding the role of data analytics for management and decision-making opens up a wide range of management and leadership opportunities. These skills are in demand from organisations in both public and private sectors, giving you flexibility in the next stage of your career. 

Here are just some of the roles you could progress to after completing your Arden master’s course:

  • Project Manager
  • Business Change Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Data Manager
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Statistician

What can the MSc in Data Analytics and Project Management do for me?

You’ll gain a wide range of management skills by completing an MA in project management and data analytics. Best of all, because the emphasis is on applying what you’ve learned in real-world scenarios, you’ll find these skills are transferable to a range of different roles. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills at a project management level 
  • Build confident communication skills suitable for a range of management contexts
  • Use data analysis for management-level decision-making scenarios
  • Understand project management techniques needed to deliver successful outcomes
  • Develop deep knowledge of data analytics and its applications within a business setting
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to business challenges

Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and access to our Library Portal. The portal includes an extensive digital library including thousands of journal titles, eBooks, and academic and industry databases which you can use to research your assignments and projects. All of these materials are provided to you free of charge, and contain all the research information you’ll need to complete your degree with us.

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy.
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning.