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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


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 organizations 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.

Teaching & Assessment

All modules are designed to respect the themes of Big Data, delivering research informed teaching via:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory sessions

Our assessment methodology is influenced by the learning outcomes to be tested and employs a range of methods including:

  • essays
  • reports
  • strategic planning proposals
  • critical incident analysis
  • projects
  • research proposal
  • dissertation

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,000per 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

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  • Campus address

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

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