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Big Data

University of the West of Scotland

Venues

Paisley Campus

Content

This programme is mainly motivated by the growing importance of big data. International Data Corporation (IDC: a market research firm) forecasted that the Big Data technology market will grow at a 26.4% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) 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.

The MSc Big Data forms part of the Advanced Computing framework at UWS and is a postgraduate course of study focusing on teaching advance topics of the data science. It is designed to develop practical skills by providing a comprehensive understanding of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of big data technologies within industry and academia.

Entry Requirements

You will normally possess an appropriate undergraduate qualification: Honours Degree (2.2 or above) in Computing/ Engineering (or relevant disciplines) from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years

Faculty

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science

Department

Technology and Computing

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.uws.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General