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The award
MSc

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 2040

How you will study
part-time, distance

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
GBP 2040

All study options

About Big Data at Staffordshire University

  • Research-informed teaching that has direct value to industry, commerce and to you as an IT industry professional.
  • You will develop a critical perspective of Big Data and be able to apply this to a range of scenarios
  • Distance learning however you should be able to access our wide range of facilities, including laboratories housing specialist computing equipment and software to assist with your studies if you wish to study on site at any point, eg as part of your dissertation.

The modern world is experiencing a growth of online data in a variety of forms, including social networks, web documents, digital libraries, blogs, medical records, biological data, remote sensing, imaging, forecasting etc. This data may not be fully structured but still contains valuable information that needs discovering, such as emerging opinions in social networks, consumer purchase behaviour, trends from search engines, and other patterns that emerge from such huge data sources.

These developments mean traditional applications are no longer appropriate to the processing and analysis of the amount of data available. Companies, such as Google, are leading the movement from a large-scale relational database reflecting the desire to analyse data automatically and on a larger scale than previously seen.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-time, DistanceHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2040International course feesGBP 2040

Entry requirements

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline
If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.
If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

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