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MSc - Master of Science
Database Management Data Analysis
Our MSc Big Data Analytics paves the way for you to pursue a career applying leading-edge software and analytics technology or conducting research in this vitally important field.
Every day 2.5 quintillion (2,500 followed by 15 zeros) bytes of data are created, and 90% of the data in the world today has been generated in the last two years. As a consequence, skills in identifying and obtaining intelligence from the precious commodity of big data are in demand across many sectors. On this course, you will:
The course has been designed both for graduates from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degrees, as well as subject areas where statistical analysis is a core subject, and for current professionals in Analytics and Data Science who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise of this field.
How you will learn
You will learn through lectures, tutorials, laboratories, individual work, seminars and presentations. Your learning will be supported by using an Internet-based repository which will hold items such as tutorial notes, supplementary reading materials and hints and tips regarding assignments.
Assessment will be provided across all modules to enable feedback at each stage and will include coursework, written exams, research projects and a dissertation/thesis.
As vast amounts of data continue to be generated in line with our growing use of IT products and services, exciting new career opportunities are emerging for big data specialists.
With this MSc on your CV, you will open doors to a future in many areas of computing and information technology, particularly in the areas of data analytics, business intelligence and information management, visualisation and assurance, as well as people analytics in HR.
To help you make the most of all these options, you will be well supported by the University’s careers service, who give advice on job application techniques, and by our academic staff who can provide guidance on relevant employment opportunities.
The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
You’ll normally need an undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics subject, or a closely related discipline with significant mathematical content.
Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more
Full time | 1 year | SEP-23
Full time | 18 months | SEP-23