The MSc Big Data Analytics programme is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the new field of big data analytics from a computing perspective. Data is being generated on an exponential scale by individuals and organisations. Valuable insights can be drawn from this data to inform strategic decisions, resulting in increased market share, profitability, possible cost savings and procedural efficiency. You will develop a critical understanding of the contemporary tools, techniques and models used for big data analytics.
The course is accredited by the British Computer Society, ensuring it is fresh and relevant. Birmingham City University
is one of Oracle’s university-based academies, as well as being a member of UK Oracle User Group. This is the only big data analytics programme developed in partnership with Oracle, which is a major global leading IT vendor in the field.
The programme will enable you to develop practical skills, using tools and techniques from the forefront of business computing, and use these effectively to conduct big data analytics. It also seeks to promote an awareness of the moral, ethical and professional framework, within which you will operate as an IT professional in a business environment.
A key aspect of the programme philosophy is that the learning experience tightly integrates the use of Oracle commercial software (a world leader in this field), with investigation of the wider theoretical context. You will also learn about the skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur in the IT sector.
This course is suitable for undergraduates and those who have worked in the industry but do not have recognised qualifications.
Previous graduates have gone on to work for companies including Hewlett Packard, Bell Micro, Birmingham City Council, BT, Cap Gemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, Fujitsu, IBM, Intel Corporation, NHS, Motorola, National Express, NEC, Royal Mail, Shell IT, JP Morgan Chase and Co, Carillion plc, Siemens and Nokia and many more.
You will be provided with the opportunity to complete the industry recognised Oracle Professional Certification.
Applicants are expected to have obtained an Honours degree in a technology-related subject, with at least a 2:2 (Second Class) classification. Students with a business or management degree will be considered, if there has been a substantial element of computing within the degree programme.Students who do not hold the standard entry requirements may be considered for admission provided they can demonstrate that their qualifications and/or industrial experience are equivalent.