University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Big Data Science and Technology

This programme provides students with the knowledge of methodologies, approaches and skills in the emerging field of data science and big data, including advanced software development; systems for big data analytics; statistical data analysis; data mining; distributed systems; data privacy and security; and data visualisation and exploration. The course offers students the opportunity to build their own path of study from the advanced computing modules, the extended list of optional modules available, as well as the dissertation.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree (or above) in computer science, computer engineering, informatics or other computer-related subjects from an approved degree awarding body; candidates who do not meet this requirement but have extensive industrial experience in a related area considered on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

Course modules

Software development; big data systems and analytics; information theory and data communication; security, privacy and data protection; mobile applications; data mining; statistical data analysis; concurrent and distributed systems; data visualization; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The programme of study culminates in a dissertation, enabling students to bring what they have learnt together in a significant piece of project work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0800 073 1225