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This Postgraduate Certificate provides you with a practical understanding of big data analytics and emerging technologies. You will gain the essential skills and confidence required to apply knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding big data analytics in a range of contexts. There is the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of visualisation concepts and emerging technologies, as well as to develop and evaluate new or advanced bespoke solutions for making sense of big and/or complex data. The programme enables you concentrate on a specific practical area within computer science and is suitable whether you are a recent graduate or already working in the IT industry and looking to change career paths.

What will I study?

Gaining knowledge of big data applications and visualization, along with a critical understanding of new technologies, you will develop a systematic and critical understanding of the algorithms and programming techniques required for processing, storing, analysing, visualising and interpreting data.

How will I study?

The course is delivered through a combination of seminars and tutorials in evening classes. Sessions will frequently be highly interactive with a focus on the practical application of concepts and the use of case studies drawn from real life. You will apply your knowledge in a practical environment using the state of the art facilities in the Tech Hub. An emphasis on small group sizes ensures that you will have plenty of opportunities for individual discussions with your tutors. Typically, you will study for approximately nine hours a week.

How will I be assessed?

Your vocational capability, academic critical thinking and intellectual development will be assessed throughout the course. This is achieved through a combination of coursework, portfolios, case studies and problem-solving exercises. You may be assessed individually or as part of a group.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic academic staff who are research-active and fully engaged with the wider business and academic community. The programme team specialise in a variety of subjects so you will benefit from a wide range of expertise. There will also be occasional input from external IT professionals who will be invited to teach particular sessions.


Visit the PGCert Big Data Analytics page on the Edge Hill University website for more details!

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