Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Big Data Analytics

This course has been developed to create graduates who can become data scientists capable of working with the massive amounts of data now common to many businesses. Key areas of study include data quality and analysis, technologies to store and mine data, professionalism and research.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in computing, computer science, mathematics or statistics or other relevant areas or equivalent; or at least 1 year's direct work experience in computing or a relevant area. Non-native speakers of English need an IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: Study skills for professionals; industrial expertise; research principles and practice; data quality; statistical modelling; data mining; data in the cloud; big data and distributed systems; change management and SI; advanced statistical modelling; data mining and dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes essays, assignments, computer-based tests, practical projects, presentations and vivas.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 6 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
Telephone number: 
0114 225 6777