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MSC Computer Science with Big Data Analytics - Online

MSC Computer Science with Big Data Analytics - Online

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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Database Management Data Analysis

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Course Summary

Data Analytics Skills in High Demand

According to a study by the Royal Society, demand for workers with specialist data skills like data scientists and data engineers has more than tripled over five years (+231%). As a result, there is a large and growing skills gap in this field, presenting ambitious individuals with opportunities for career success in well-paid job roles.

Research by Glassdoor, looking at salary, job satisfaction and job openings in 2019, ranked data scientists as having the number 1 job in the United States.

A Smarter Way to Get a Data Analytics MSc

The 100% Online MSc Computer Science with Big Data Analytics is designed to provide a new way for busy working professionals to gain in-demand skills and a qualification in this sought-after field. It is completely flexible and can be studied anytime, anywhere and on a wide range of devices.

Designed for a Wide Range of Professional Backgrounds

The Masters degree is designed both for ambitious individuals who are not from Computer Science or Data Analytics backgrounds and want to equip themselves for a new career in this area, as well as for individuals who currently work in the sector and are looking to accelerate their career with a high quality qualification.

What you will learn

The programme is designed to build the key professional competencies and skills of a Computer Scientist. It also aims to provide a deep knowledge of the techniques and unique issues surrounding the emerging use of data for analytics, decision making and monitoring within real world contexts.

It covers fundamental elements of data science and computer science, including:

  • Database Systems
  • Big Data
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Machine Learning

This Masters is careers-focused and problem solving, legal, ethical and professional considerations are embedded throughout all of the modules. It includes a 45-credit research project, where students will work on a specialist topic with relevant supervision.

Specialists in flexible learning

More than half of our students study part time and as a result we have considerable expertise in flexible study. This completely online MSc Computer Science with Big Data Analytics programme has a flexible design enabling you to study at your own pace, on your own terms. With six starts per year, you can start within weeks. There are flexible payment options and, for those that are eligible, there are postgraduate government loans to cover the full programme cost.

Career-centric Data Analytics Masters for today’s world of work

This MSc Computer Science with Data Analytics is industry-led and career-focused, reflecting the culture and capabilities of Wrexham Glyndwr University. Our deep relationships with leading employers have fed into the programme content and have helped shape a Masters programme that is built for career enhancement across a wide range of sectors in the modern-day work environment. It is this approach that has seen us ranked in the top 10 UK universities for employability for part-time students in employment.


This module focuses on the identification and exploration of security risks, the application of risk control and risk management measures and regulations. Students will gain an appreciation of security technology and a critical understanding of security policies, standards and practices as well as the legal, ethical, and professional issues in security management.

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Entry requirements

You should have or be about to complete an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum grade of 2:2 (or equivalent qualification). We will also accept Masters degrees or equivalent. We may also accept applicants who do not have these qualifications based on 2 or more years of relevant work experience. If you earned your undergraduate degree outside the UK, you should check that it is equivalent to a 2:2.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of postgraduate courses, along with part-time and professional qualifications. Renowned for its high standards of teaching and inclusive learning community, the university is home to over 9,000 students, with around 1,500 of these enrolled in postgraduate study. The university's main campus, based in Wrexham, is where you'll find the majority of programmes. There's also a rural campus a...more

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