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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Markeaton Street Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Big Data Analytics paves the way for you to pursue a career applying leading-edge software and analytics technology or conducting research in this vitally important field.

Course description

  • Gain the technical expertise and industrial experience you need to progress your career or launch an enterprise in big data analytics
  • Develop high-level skills in business intelligence, data analytics and database technology
  • Harness the full power of SAS software, thanks to our partnership with the global leader in business analytics services
  • Address real-world industry-based problems and conduct a major research project on a theme of your choice
  • Build broader skills in communication, teamwork and management to enhance your career prospects.

The course has been designed both for graduates from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degrees, as well as subject areas where statistical analysis is a core subject, and for current professionals in Analytics and Data Science who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise of this field.

This course offers the ideal introduction to knowledge discovery, analysis and assessment of data extracted from structured and unstructured big-data sets, as well as the visualisation and communication of results. You will process advanced knowledge and information, make deductions and form conclusions. The practical skills you develop include computer modelling and the design and analysis of big data sets. You will also improve your abilities in broader areas such as communication, teamwork, management and the use of advanced quantitative methods.

As vast amounts of data continue to be generated in line with our growing use of IT products and services, exciting new career opportunities are emerging for big data specialists. With this MSc on your CV, you will open doors to a future in many areas of computing and information technology, particularly in the areas of data analytics, business intelligence and information management, visualisation and assurance, as well as people analytics in HR. To help you make the most of all these options, you will be well supported by the University’s careers service, who give advice on job application techniques, and by our academic staff who can provide guidance on relevant employment opportunities.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 113 1

    14th out of 24

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    115 52%

    85th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    49th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    68th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 151
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    2nd

    10

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