12 months
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20350 GBP/year
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About

Much of this data contains valuable information, such as emerging opinions in social networks, search trends from search engines, consumer purchase behaviour, and patterns that emerge from these huge data sources. The Big Data and Text Analytics programme is offered at the University of Essex.

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Overview

The sheer volume of this information means that traditional stand-alone applications are no longer suitable to process and analyse this data. Our course equips you with the knowledge to contribute to this rapidly emerging area.

We give you hands-on experience with various types of large-scale data and information handling, and start by providing you with a solid understanding of the underlying technologies, in particular cloud computing and high-performance computing.

You also obtain practical knowledge of processing textual data on a large scale in order to turn this data into meaningful information, and have the chance to work on projects that are derived from actual industry needs proposed by our industrial partners.

Your future

Demand for skilled graduates in the areas of big data and data science is growing rapidly in both the public and private sector, and there is a predicted shortage of data scientists with the skills to understand and make commercial decisions based on the analysis of big data.

The recent Big Data and Text Analytics graduates at the University of Essex  have progressed to a variety of senior positions in industry and academia, and now work for global companies such as Microsoft as well as regional start-ups, as software developers, development managers and product managers.

Accreditation

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Machine Learning
  • Information Retrieval
  • Text Analytics
  • Professional Practice and Research Methodology
  • Group Project
  • Natural Language Engineering

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We will consider applicants with a 2:2 degree in one of the following subjects:
  • Computer science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Games
  • Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • With at least one other computer related module e.g Database,Web Development, Software Engineering, Operating System, Computer Architecture, Computer systems.
  • OR
  • A 2.2 degree in:
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • IT/Information Technology
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Automation
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10480 GBP per year during 12 months.

PT

  • Home/UK fee: £5,240
  • International fee: £10,175

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 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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