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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our MSc Big Data course addresses the growing importance of big data in business, and society at large.

International Data Corporation (IDC: a market research firm) forecast that the Big Data technology market will grow at a 26.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to £28.79 billion by 2018 – approximately six times the growth rate of the overall information technology market; with 30% organizations collecting big data and/or the market of data driven services.

Our modules will prepare you to make notable contributions in modern day organisations with Big Data technologies. Equipped with necessary knowledge and hand-on experience you will enhance your employability within UK and internationally.

Unique and challenging modules are introduced, including Mobile networks and smartphone applications, Data mining and visualisation in addition to Ethics for IT professionals and Object-oriented analysis and design that provide the foundation for Big Data.

Assessment

  • Exam: 11%
  • Practical: 8%
  • Coursework: 81%

Career Prospects

Jobs

Graduates are currently working in roles including:

  • Data scientist
  • Data architect
  • Big Data Consultant
  • ML/AI Engineer
  • Application Developer
  • DevOps Manager

Further Study

Successful completion of our course prepares you for advanced research studies in related technology areas. You will have the priority to be admitted to the MPhil/PhD degree courses.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,250per 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 the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    124th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 27 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 151
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    8th

    6

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