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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

    Mathematics

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    3 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    UK/EU/International: £8,550*
    *Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

  • Last Updated

    06 August 2019

Big data is all around us, vast amounts of data continues to be generated in line with our growing use of IT products and services. This constant growth creates exciting new career opportunities for big data specialists. Professionals who can identify and obtain intelligence from big data are in demand like never before.

Our online Big Data Analytics programme gives you an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the key issues and concepts in today’s data-driven business and science landscapes. You will develop powerful skills in the extraction, analysis and management of information from big data using a variety of scientific techniques and software tools.

By completing this programme you will:

  • Develop high-level skills in business intelligence, data analytics and database technology
  • Harness the full power of SAS software, thanks to our partnership with the global leader in business analytics services
  • Address real-world industry-based problems and conduct a major research project on a theme of your choice

Real-world understanding

During your studies, you will address real-world industry-based problems. This intellectually demanding process requires not only specialist knowledge of big data analytics but also the ability to apply multidisciplinary concepts to today’s dynamic business and scientific areas.

You'll also gain insight into industry relevant approaches to Natural Language Processing (NLP) and text mining and develop the ability to extract and analyse various data-sets. Relevant software tools will be used to enable a critical appreciation of computational, ethical and governance issues in this field, using the Vs of Big Data as a critical framework.

Build your skill set around your career aspirations

This is a flexible programme which enables you to choose from highly relevant optional modules to tailor your programme of study to meet your particular interests or professional needs. You’ll develop a comprehensive skill set in computing and information technology, particularly in the areas of data analytics, business intelligence and information management, visualisation and assurance, as well as people analytics in HR, preparing yourself for a career in a rapidly growing industry more widely applicable and relevant than ever.

This programme has 3 intakes per year: September, January and May.


Visit the MSc Big Data Analytics page on the University of Derby Online Learning website for more details!

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