MSc in Big Data Analytics
Birmingham City University (UK)

1 Year
Duration
Full-Time
Course Type
06th October 2019
Next Intake

Deadline 30th September 2019

With a student body amounting to 27, 500 students from a variety of countries worldwide, Birmingham City University has become one of the most highly ranked, large and academically diverse universities in the United Kingdom. With it’s student focused education, illustrious teaching staff and friendly environment, BCU is one of the most coveted sites of learning the United Kingdom.

Course Overview

The MSc Big Data Analytics course will provide you with an insight into areas of data mining, big data management, and advanced statistics. You will develop in-depth practical skills through using tools and techniques from the forefront of the emerging field of data analytics.

The learning activities on this Masters in Data Analytics degree are designed to encourage and facilitate your ability to gain employment and sustain a professional career in data analytics. You will develop key analytical and problem-solving skills, and will gain an aptitude for research, academic writing, and time management.

Course Structure

The BCU MSc Big Data Analytics is comprise of the following CORE modules (totaling 180 credits).

  1. Modern Optimization (20 credits)
  2. Applied Statistics (20 credits)
  3. Databases for Enterprise (20 credits)
  4. Big Data Management (20 credits)
  5. Data Mining (20 credits)
  6. Web Social Media Analytics and Visualization (20 credits)
  7. Individual Master’s Project (60 credits)

A range of assessment is carried out through number of methods: coursework, examinations, presentations, assignments, project work etc.


  •  A second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognized university in computing, or engineering discipline with knowledge on programming languages.
  •  Students with a business or management degree will be considered, if there has been a substantial element of computing within the degree programme.
  •  Other qualifications may also be considered case by case basis with relevant professional experience.

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