M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Computer Science with Big Data

12 months
20650 GBP/year
9050 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Big data is of growing importance in businesses and society in general. A skills shortage in this area means companies are willing to pay high salaries for the right skill set (The Guardian Career Choices). Join this Advanced Computer Science with Big Data programme from the University of Strathclyde.


Opportunities for graduates exist in a range of industries such as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, health care, consumer products and public services. This Advanced Computer Science with Big Data programme from the University of Strathclyde gives you the skill set needed.

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Opportunities for graduates of the MSc Advanced Computer Science with Big Data exist in various industries:

  • finance
  • films and games
  • pharmaceuticals
  • healthcare
  • consumer products
  • public services

Future career options include:

  • big data analyst
  • software engineer
  • data scientist
  • data consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues for the Information Society
  •  Research Methods
  •  Distributed Information Systems
  •  Big Data Technologies
  •  Machine Learning for Data Analytics
  •  Research Project
  •  Advanced Topics in Software Engineering
  •  Mobile Software Applications
  •  Evolutionary Computing for Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum second-class honours degree or international equivalent in computer science or another numerate discipline (eg mathematics, physics, engineering)
  • Some programming or database experience is normally required.
  • Other disciplines who have significant programming experience should contact us to discuss applying for this course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9050 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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