Why study this subject?
You will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of both the technology that supports big data analytics and the practical application of this technology in the context of business information and real-world problems.
The Big Data Analytics MSc follows a career-driven curriculum, developed to provide practical skills and knowledge directly applicable to a workplace. Throughout your studies, you will explore a wide range of programme modules.
To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits and a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits. Students who complete the PG Cert and PG Dip will have the opportunity to progress to a full master’s degree.
The programme is accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
The programme follows a career-driven curriculum, developed by industry leaders and experts to ensure the taught skills and knowledge are directly applicable to a workplace. Graduates will be able to successfully apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge in demanding roles within a range of sectors. Potential job titles include Data Scientist, Big Data Consultant, Machine Learning Engineer and Research Scientist.
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Teaching methods and style
This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.
Methods of assessment
Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, presentations, discussion forum participation and journal entries.
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- 30 months
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DisciplinesComputer Sciences Data Science & Big Data Web Technologies & Cloud Computing View 104 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact our admissions team. Applicants should possess either:
- A minimum of a 2:2 class degree in Computer Science or a closely related subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ experience in employment; or
- Professional work experience and/or other prior qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.
If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of the eligible countries on our website.
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International15300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15300 GBP per year during 30 months.
EU/EEA15300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15300 GBP per year during 30 months.
- The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
Regional Scholarships of up to 15% are available for international students based overseas in eligible countries.
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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