University of the West of Scotland

Big Data, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

The Big Data programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. 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.

Jobs

Examples of jobs available to you upon graduation include:

  • Data analysts
  • Data scientists
  • Data mining analysts
  • Technical developer
  • Project manager in Big Data

Salaries in these roles range from £30,000 to £75,000.

Programme Structure

You will study the latest trends and technologies in Big Data in the following modules together with a Master's dissertation to obtain the MSc degree:

  • Mobile Networks and Smartphone Application
  • Data Mining and Visualization
  • Ethics for IT professionals
  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Emerging Topics in Smart Networks
  • Advanced Data Science*
  • Intelligent Systems*

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you are applying from overseas for postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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Academic Requirements

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.

However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.

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