Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Cloud and Data Technologies

This specialist programme focuses on 2 important technologies in the IT industry and their relationship to current and emerging IT industry practice. You will gain specialist knowledge and technical skills which you can use in the analysis of problems arising in the use of cloud and data technologies, evaluation and application of their use, and research into, and development of, new technologies.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language. Joint Honours computing graduates may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the information technology industry. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

Modules include: Cloud computing; data and knowledge management; advances in data management; data warehousing and data mining.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework, written examinations and a project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time evening £ 2,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time evening £ 4,825 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

Key information

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6722