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Advanced Computer Science with Big Data

Advanced Computer Science with Big Data

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Data Analysis Computer Science Data Processing Applications (Use)

Course type


Course Summary

Big data is of growing importance in businesses and society in general. A skills shortage in this area means companies are willing to pay high salaries for the right skill set (The Guardian Career Choices).

Opportunities for graduates exist in a range of industries such as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, health care, consumer products and public services. Our MSc Advanced Computer Science with Big Data? gives you the skill set needed.

Learning & Teaching

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories. Dissertation is by supervision.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet industry employers and participate in recruitment events.


Opportunities for graduates of the MSc Advanced Computer Science with Big Data exist in various industries:

  • finance
  • films and games
  • pharmaceuticals
  • healthcare
  • consumer products
  • public services

Future career options include:

  • big data analyst
  • software engineer
  • data scientist
  • data consultant


The aim of the class is to: understand the aims and fundamental principles of machine learning; understand a range of the key algorithms and approaches to machine learning; be able to apply the algorithms covered and interpret the outcomes; understand the applicability of the algorithms to different types of data and problems along with their strengths and limitations.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in computer science or another numerate discipline (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering). Some programming or database experience is normally a requirement. Other disciplines who have significant programming experience should contact us to discuss applying for this course.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is transforming its learning environment to offer its growing student population a first-class institution experience in which to develop, learn and socialise. Welcoming students from across the globe, the university offers a diverse range of courses. The university is committed to offering students the best possible education. The past few years have seen substantial investment in upgrading and creating new...more

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