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The award
MSc

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 7470 per total

How you will study
online

Course starts
January, May, September

International course fees
GBP 7470 per total

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About Big Data Analytics at University of Derby Online Learning

Big data is all around us, vast amounts of data continues to be generated in line with our growing use of IT products and services. This constant growth creates exciting new career opportunities for big data specialists. Professionals who can identify and obtain intelligence from big data are in demand like never before.

Our online Big Data Analytics programme gives you an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the key issues and concepts in today’s data-driven business and science landscapes. You will develop powerful skills in the extraction, analysis and management of information from big data using a variety of scientific techniques and software tools.

As an online student, you will be able to draw on the extensive industrial links of our academic staff and share knowledge of best practice with fellow students all whilst navigating your course materials in our virtual learning environment.

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 studyOnlineHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsJanuary, May, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7470 per totalInternational course feesGBP 7470 per total

Entry requirements

You will require:

  • A 2.2 or higher Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or a closely related discipline with significant mathematical content at an appropriate level, or an equivalent international degree.

If you don’t have a degree or an accredited degree, we can consider your application if supported by significant industrial experience. Please include evidence of all experience you have in your application. Whilst the University guidelines on prior learning will be followed, RPL will only be recommended where applicants can present a portfolio of professional work, deemed to be of an appropriate level.

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification, for this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in any areas)*
  • TOEFL 580 (paper based) 237 (computer based) or 92 (internet based)
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 58
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 5 for postgraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C.*

*If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5 you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

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