MSc in Data Science and Big Data Analytics
Wrexham Glyndwr University
Wrexham, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 5,940 / per year
Earliest start date
Specialise in the high-demand areas of Data Science and Big Data technologies.
Explore how to use various models, methods, tools and techniques to convert data into information and knowledge that can be understood by non-specialists.
Opportunities to work on scenarios and case studies, allowing you to experience real-world situations, problem-solving and decision making.
Key course features
- This course is designed as a conversion Master which will provide you with the opportunity, regardless of your previous subject area, to pursue a career in Data Science.
- It will equip you with the skills, knowledge, tools and technology to ensure a smooth transition into this specialist area.
- Data Science is a platform with a complex blend of technology, algorithm development, and data interference. We have developed our course to ensure that you are equipped with cutting-edge knowledge, recognising the current and predicted future of the field.
- We will transform your understanding of the subject, inspiring you to make informed judgements by critically evaluating security, legal, ethical and privacy issues, considering the environmental impact of current and emerging big data technologies and applications.
- Our team are leading research-active professionals, on hand throughout the course to support your learning with their knowledge and expertise.
Why choose this course?
As data is being used increasingly to personalise, aggregate, and measure our everyday experiences, there is also a growing need for those who can develop such systems in a responsible and ethical manner. By studying this Master’s Programme, you will be perfectly positioned to meet this demand.
- You will learn how to use various models, methods, tools and techniques to convert data into information and knowledge that can be understood by non-specialists, in order to make informed decisions for governments, companies, and other organisations based on facts, statistical numbers and trends.
- Your learning experience will be enhanced by developing your knowledge of interdisciplinary skills and statistics, software programming, and using modern data analysis and visualisation technologies.
What you will study
Students will complete 6 core modules worth 20 credits each, followed by a dissertation project worth 60 credits, making a total of 180 credits altogether.
- Postgraduate Study and Research Methods
- Advanced-Data Structures and Algorithms
- Database Systems and Data Analytics
- Big Data Challenges and Opportunities
- Data Analysis and Visualisation
- Machine Learning
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
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This degree will enable you to pursue a career in a broad range of areas. These include finance, scientific research, health, academia, retail, information technology, eCommerce and government.