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Study analytics abroad

An in-depth guide to studying analytics as an international student.

Analytics degrees abroad

Data is big business and has become a crucial part of our society. Governments, hospitals, businesses, and most other organizations rely on the collection and interpretation of data to make decisions, so it’s no surprise that analytics specialists are in huge demand all over the world.

As an analytics student, you’ll learn how to study, collect and analyze data in order to find patterns. You’ll also get the chance to develop expertise in a wide range of topics including mathematics, statistics and computer science.

Studying analytics and data science abroad is a great way to gain access to the very best programs available in countries like the UK, US, and Australia. You’ll be able to gain an international perspective on how data is collected and interpreted, giving you a unique

Analytics program structure

You can study analytics abroad at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You can earn a BSc in analytics over three or four years depending on where you study, and many universities offer joint-honors programs allowing you to study another subject at the same time.

If you study in the US, you can choose to study analytics as a major or minor subject. If you want to major in analytics, you will need to complete a set number of credits in modules related to the subject.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, you can study an MSc in analytics. These programs often focus on a specific area of study, like business analytics or analytics for government. Some universities offer PhD programs in analytics, and these will involve three to six years of research.

Analytics is often offered by a university’s computing department, so it will involve time spent in computer labs as well as lectures and seminars. You’ll be assessed differently for each module you take, but you can expect written exams, coursework, reports, presentations, and research projects.

No two analytics programs will be precisely the same, and the program structure and content will vary with each university. However, some of the core areas of study are:

  • Programming
  • Computing concepts
  • Introduction to big data
  • Databases and data structures
  • Statistics
  • Business systems
  • Analytics system technology
  • Research methods
Analytics program structure

You can study analytics abroad at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You can earn a BSc in analytics over three or four years depending on where you study, and many universities offer joint-honors programs allowing you to study another subject at the same time.

If you study in the US, you can choose to study analytics as a major or minor subject. If you want to major in analytics, you will need to complete a set number of credits in modules related to the subject.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, you can study an MSc in analytics. These programs often focus on a specific area of study, like business analytics or analytics for government. Some universities offer PhD programs in analytics, and these will involve three to six years of research.

Analytics is often offered by a university’s computing department, so it will involve time spent in computer labs as well as lectures and seminars. You’ll be assessed differently for each module you take, but you can expect written exams, coursework, reports, presentations, and research projects.

No two analytics programs will be precisely the same, and the program structure and content will vary with each university. However, some of the core areas of study are:

  • Programming
  • Computing concepts
  • Introduction to big data
  • Databases and data structures
  • Statistics
  • Business systems
  • Analytics system technology
  • Research methods

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Analytics study abroad programs

Analytics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in analytics

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    Agricultural Economics: Quantitative Analysis - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Analytics - BA (Hons) RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,959 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,600 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Business Data Analytics - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,634 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,634 USD

    Start date
    August, May, January
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    Business Technology And Analytics - BSc/BA Portland State University, USA
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    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,709 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,709 USD

    Start date
    September, March, January
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    Computer Science: Big Data Science & Analytics - BS New York Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    41,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 41,400 USD

    Start date
    January
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Diploma in analytics

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    Computer and Information Systems: Data Analytics - PBcDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,333 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, May
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    Data Analytics - Dip Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,929 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Data Analytics - Dip Toronto School of Management, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,949 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,495 CAD

    Start date
    November, September, July, May, March, January
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    Marketing and Data Analytics - PBcDip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,498 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in analytics

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    Data Analytics - PDipCert Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    29,860 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in analytics

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    Business Management with Analytics (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,993 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Analytics graduate programs

Master's in analytics

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    Marketing Analytics - MA University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Accounting Data Analytics and Technologies - MSc Pace University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,150 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,150 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Analytics - MA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,217 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,640 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Financial Analytics - MSc Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    38,876 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,876 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Analytics (Sillicon Valley Campus) - MSc Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,155 USD

    Start date
    January
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Doctorate in analytics

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    Business Administration: Concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics - DBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 USD

    Start date
    June, May, March, January, October, August
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    Statistics and Analytics - PhD Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,920 USD

    Start date
    August, May
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Certificate in analytics

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    Data Analytics - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,146 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,015 AUD

    Start date
    September, July, February
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    Marketing – Research and Analytics - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,163 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September, July, January
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Pathway in analytics

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    Analytics (Global Pathways) - PGP Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    4 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,200 USD

    Start date
    November, July, March
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Future analytics careers

The demand for talented analytics experts is never been higher, and nearly all organizations around the world rely on the interpretation of data to make their decisions.

There is a huge range of sectors you can choose to work in, and different roles you can fulfill with the skills you’ll have developed during your degree. Some common careers for analytics graduates include:

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Digital project manager
  • IT analyst
  • Web developer

To make sure you’re fully prepared for the career you want after graduation, make use of your university’s extracurricular activities. These are a great way to broaden your experience and skills and are looked on favorably by employers.

If you need help working out which career path is right for you, or you’re not sure how to get the role you want, speak to your university’s career services. They can help you find placement positions, graduate roles, and advise what further studies you might need to achieve your goals.