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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    01-JUN-21, 27-SEP-21, 24-JAN-22, 11-JUN-22

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Overview

Big Data skills are in high demand and they attract high salaries. If you want to become a data scientist, this is the course for you. The MSc Big Data at the University of Stirling is a taught advanced Master's degree covering coding skills, the technology of Big Data and the science of data analytics.

The syllabus includes:

  • Mathematics and Statistics for Big Data
  • Python scripting
  • Business and scientific applications of Big Data
  • Big databases and NoSQL including MongoDB, Cassandra and Neo4J
  • Analytics, machine learning and data visualisation using Python, Orange and ScikitLearn
  • Cluster computing with Hadoop, Spark, Hive and MapReduce
  • Student projects including possible internships with companies or technology providers

Course objectives

On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the issues of scalability of databases, data analysis, and search
  • the ability to choose the right solution for a commercial task involving big data, including databases, architectures and cloud services
  • an understanding of the analysis of big data including methods to visualise and automatically learn from vast quantities of data
  • the programming skills to build simple solutions using big data technologies such as MapReduce and scripting for NoSQL, and the ability to write parallel algorithms for multi-processor execution

Tuition fees

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£ 9,500overall cost

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 Stirling

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

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