Big Data and High Performance Computing, M.Sc. | University of Liverpool | Liverpool, United Kingdom
12 months
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25050 GBP/year
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About

The Big Data and High Performance Computing programme from University of Liverpool provides students with an in-depth understanding of big data analysis and processing using high performance computing technology. This MSc programme enables students to gain a sought after qualification in areas of computing in great demand worldwide. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Big data is commonly described as data that is so large that it cannot be readily processed using standard techniques. Our current global ability to collect data is such that “big data” sets are becoming common-place.

The most obvious example of this is the exponential growth of the World Wide Web; however there are many public and private enterprises where the analysis of large-scale data sets is critical to growth. Although significant computer power exists, the necessary skills-base is lagging behind the technology.

There is an employment gap looming in the field of big data, especially in the context of the skills required with respect to the application of High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities to address big data problems.

The Big Data and High Performance Computing programme from University of Liverpool is designed to address this skills gap and provide those completing the programme with the ability to efficiently address big data and HPC challenges. Together with our growing industrial contact and engagements, this places our graduates in a prime position for future employment. 

Career prospects

The MSc in Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) is specifically designed to fill a "skills gap" in the employment market. More specifically it is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to allow them to apply Big Data and HPC concepts to real problems. The programme has been structured to facilitate the practical application of this "cutting-edge" technology to real-world problems.

The intention is that at the end of the programme students will be able to apply the knowledge gained on the programme specifically to real-world big data and HPC problems. However, the programme is also designed to furnish students with a set of transferable skills that are of particular relevance across the IT industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Computer Science 
  • Applied Algorithmics 
  • Data Mining and VIsualisation 
  • Multi-core and Multi-processor Programming
  • Big Data Analytics 
  • MSc Group Project
  • Optimisation 
  • MSc Project

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no strict application deadlines but we encourage applicants to apply early particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
61
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
61
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree (or above) in Computer Science or a closely related subject.
  • International Qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25050 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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