Data Analytics and Project Management


Study level
1 to 5 years
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MSc Data Analytics and Project Management

Course Overview

What do project management and data analysis have in common? They’re two highly sought-after skills by employers right now. Combine both with our MSc in Data Analytics and Project Management, and set your CV apart from the rest.

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 yourself and your employer. As part of this course, 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 learnings to life.

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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 business network.


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

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

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.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


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

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.

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Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and Human Resource Management is taught by The School of Computing and IT. The school places an emphasis on applied teaching, giving students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative, tech-led solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and graduate employment opportunities.

By mastering two of a modern business’ most on-demand skills, you’re laying the foundations for progression not just now, but longer term. After all, data analysis and project management are fundamental skills for effective leadership too. So whether you want to take the next step with your current employer or take on a new challenge, the choice is yours.

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

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

Prepare for the next step in your career

At Arden, we believe in creating lifelong learners. Alongside your core course of study, Arden students also have access to an exclusive online learning platform, as well as unlimited career and CV support.

Achieving your data analytics and project management qualification will help you to accelerate your progression into a senior management role. But there’s more! Beyond the core MSc itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you 24/7. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Got other commitments? Studying a master’s in analytics and project management has never been easier. Our online learning model fits around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.


In this programme you study partially on your own and then get further instruction in the classroom sessions. I like that it’s independent but you still have guidance and can ask questions if you need clarification. The online learning aspect of the course has been excellent.

Sathesh Paramasivam
Sathesh Paramasivam
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus
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Online Learning

How does it work?

This MA in data analytics and project management fits in around your schedule. Our flexible online study model means you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.