M.Sc. On Campus

Big Data and Data Science Technology

12 months
16500 GBP/year
9075 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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At Big Data and Data Science Technology from Northumbria University you will train and deploy distributed machine learning models using a cloud-based platform such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or AWS or similar and machine learning technology using TensorFlow.  


At Big Data and Data Science Technology from Northumbria University you will also be exposed to the fundamental concepts, principles, technologies, and techniques of big data analytics.

You will be able to apply this knowledge and skill in your context, and critically analyse the implementation and recommend future improvements. Recognising that information governance and cyber security are critical to the adoption and use of computing systems in businesses and organisations, you will also cover fundamental concepts, principles, techniques and tools of information governance and cyber security.


  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data and Analytics Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • AI Cloud Architect
  • Data Architect

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Governance and Cyber Security
  • Leadership in a Digital Age
  • Applied Data Science
  • Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences 
  • Research Methods for Professional Practice
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning on Cloud
  • Computing and Digital Technologies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree, or above, or equivalent in any subject
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9075 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9075 GBP per year during 12 months.


Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
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