University of East London

Course Introduction

This programme is ideal if you want to pursue a career as a Big Data scientist or expert, deriving valuable insights and business-relevant knowledge from massive amounts of data. The programme provides you with the in-depth knowledge and advanced skills that you will need to actively contribute to the development and design of systems for Big Data analytics. There is a real need in the job market for people who are expertly trained to model huge amounts of data, with demand for data-driven systems in all sectors increasing year-on-year. During this course, you will cover the fundamental statistical methods (e.g. data mining and machine learning), technological tools (e.g. Cloud, Hadoop, Spark), and security measures required to undertake large-scale data analysis. Our specialist laboratories have everything you will need to develop a thorough critical understanding and gain valuable hands-on experience in a wide range of emerging technologies, such as Cyber Forensic lab, the OpenStack Cloud platform, and multiple Big Data platforms.

You will be assessed using a mixture of practical coursework and a theory exam. Coursework can take a variety of forms, including laboratory work, data analysis and oral presentations. The Research Dissertation is assessed on a final written report, a poster presentation and a practical component. You will receive detailed feedback on all assessment outlining strengths and areas of improvement. We specialise in a number of areas including Big Data Analytics, Business Analytics, Machine Learning, Hadoop and Spark technologies, Cloud Systems, and Security ? in all these areas there is a shortage of qualified practitioners. This course will open up fantastic new opportunities to develop your career and increase your earning potential, either within industry or in academia. Students will also achieve Postgraduate Certificate in Big Data Technologies (60 credits) and Postgraduate Diploma in Big Data Technologies (120 credits) awards during this course.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,120 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,120 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,260 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have BSc with a minimum of 2.2 Honours in a Science or Engineering subjects. We would normally expect them to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have a IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading(or recognised equivalent)