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Big Data Technologies MSc

Glasgow Caledonian University

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Full-time | Glasgow Caledonian University | 1 year | SEP
  • Full-time | Glasgow Caledonian University | 16 months | 20-JAN-20
  • Full-time | Glasgow Caledonian University | 1 year | SEP
  • Part-time | Glasgow Caledonian University | 2 years | 20-JAN-20

Key information

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  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    77th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    6th

    4 (Librarianship & Information Management)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.64

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.51

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Science

  • Application deadline

    n/a

  • Start date

    SEP

Course Summary

This course helps students build the fundamental knowledge and practical skills for success in this fast-growing field. You'll develop competence in a range of emerging technologies: big data, cloud computing and the internet of things. You'll learn from the experts; GCU is internationally recognised for the strength of its research in these exciting subjects, driving 21st century innovation.

With both full-time and part-time study available, the programme is ideal for someone with a background in computer science, software engineering, web technologies or computer engineering who wants to enhance or update their skills. Those with backgrounds in mathematics and electronics are also well suited.

The up-to-date curriculum keeps a career-focused approach, so you'll gain valuable skills you can immediately put to work in the industry. Apply leading-edge tools and technologies from companies such as IBM, Microsoft and SAS. Explore industry-standard open-source development platforms such as Hadoop. Your expertise in big data will enable you to provide new insights into human behaviour and psychology, which can help us build stronger and happier societies across the globe.

When you graduate, you'll be a competitive candidate for roles as a systems developer, architect or administrator in data and analytics. You'll find opportunities in a diverse range of industries: engineering, pharmaceuticals, finance, healthcare, retail, security, smart environments and more.

This programme will equip students with the fundamental knowledge and skills of the core technologies for harnessing the big data challenges, including capture, curation, storage, integration, sharing, search, analysis, mining of large distributed unstructured datasets. Studies on this programme are supported and enhanced uniquely by the University’s internationally excellent research strengths, especially in cloud computing, cyber security, Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.

Of parallel importance in our programme is to cultivate the professionalism which is expected within the industry. With all the future-proofing capabilities synthesised coherently together, graduates of the MSc in Big Data Technologies will be amongst the most highly skilled ICT graduates, responding confidently to the needs and challenges in diverse big data application domains.

Assessment is used to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes. The methods of assessment include class tests, coursework assignments, practical tests and technical reports. Practical implementation and evaluation form a significant part of the assessment for the taught modules.

Tuition Fees

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£5,500 per year

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RUK: £5500; Fees are subject to change.

University information

University Ranking

77th

About this University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is the University for the Common Good – its mission is to support students to become entrepreneurial, confident, socially-driven and capable of fulfilling leadership roles in a global context. Career–focused programmes are available in business, engineering, health, vision sciences, nursing, life sciences, computing and the environment. As a GCU graduate, students will excel as a professional in their field.

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Glasgow Caledonian University

City Campus

Cowcaddens Road

Glasgow

G4 0BA

UNITED KINGDOM