University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Advanced Computer Science with Big Data

Big data is of growing importance in businesses and society in general. A skills shortage in this area means companies are willing to pay high salaries for the right skill set (The Guardian Career Choices). Opportunities for graduates exist in a range of industries such as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, health care, consumer products and public services. Our MSc Advanced Computer Science with Big Data? gives you the skill set needed.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in computer science or another numerate discipline (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering). Some programming or database experience is normally a requirement. Other disciplines who have significant programming experience should contact us to discuss applying for this course.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Legal, ethical and professional issues for the information society; distributed information systems; big data technologies; machine learning for data analytics; research project. Elective modules: Advanced topics in software engineering; mobile software applications; evolutionary computing for finance.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,350 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Science
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