Taught course

Big Data Analytics

Edge Hill University · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

To join this PGCert you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above), comprising 50% or more of content in a computing discipline. Equivalent knowledge gained in alternative ways, for example through professional experience or completion of BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6), is also accepted for entry to this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for full-time study on this Postgraduate Certificate for academic year 2020/21 are £1,800 for UK and EU students and £4,500 for international students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


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.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171