Master's Degree in Big Data in Umeå in Sweden

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Big Data

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Big data deals with the quantity, nature, context, consistency and quality of large data sets. A firm grasp of mathematics and computer science is required for this field of study. Results in big data have been used in the military, public finance sector, education and more.


Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund. Sweden is a developed post-industrial society with an advanced welfare state. The standard of living and life expectancy rank among the highest in the world.

Umeå is located to the Northern side of Sweden in Vasterbotten County. It is referred to a university town. It has over 100,000 residents. It has 3 universities that focus on research studies.

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Master in Human-Computer Interaction

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

In addition to the continued development of increasingly powerful and portable personal computers, a range of new artefacts is appearing, including... [+]

Master's Programme in Human-Computer Interaction


In addition to the continued development of increasingly powerful and portable personal computers, a range of new artefacts is appearing, including car navigation devices and electronic books, adding to a large number of traditional artefacts, such as cameras, phones, washing machines, and fitness equipment, all of which are IT-artefacts which include advanced information processing components.


The trend towards the widespread use of IT-artefacts is one of the key aspects of the so-called "digital transformation", a revolutionary transformation of our culture and society that places a heavy emphasis on information and knowledge. This trend gives rise to new phenomena of human interaction with technology and world. Computational capabilities of the interactive things we use every day, combined with powerful new communication, input, and output capabilities, provide great possibilities for human action but also create numerous problems. Realising this potential effectively and efficiently requires that the interaction between people and IT-artefacts becomes an object of study dealing with both people and technology.... [-]