Big Data, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Paisley, United Kingdom
12 months
17250 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
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Big Data degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland addresses the growing importance of big data in business, and society at large.


Big Data degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland  will prepare you to make notable contributions in modern day organizations with Big Data technologies. Equipped with necessary knowledge and hand-on experience you will enhance your employability within UK and internationally.

Unique and challenging modules are introduced, including Mobile networks and smartphone applications, Data mining and visualisation in addition to Ethics for IT professionals and Object oriented analysis and design that provide the foundation for Big Data.


Examples of jobs available to you upon graduation include:

  • Data scientist
  • Data architect
  • Big Data Consultant
  • ML/AI Engineer
  • Application Developer
  • DevOps Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mobile Networks and Smartphone Application
  • Data Mining and Visualization
  • Ethics for IT professionals
  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Emerging Topics in Smart Networks
  • Advanced Data Science
  • Intelligent Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
  • You will normally possess an appropriate undergraduate qualification: Honours Degree (2.2 or above) in Computing/ Engineering (or relevant disciplines) from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 7,000£

Living costs for Paisley

700 - 1400 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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