Taught course

Web Sciences and Big Data (Online Programme)

University of Liverpool · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Our online MSc in Web Sciences and Big Data programme provides professionals with the opportunity to further their careers at the forefront of IT innovation and to gain knowledge they can apply immediately in their work. Both educational qualifications and work experience are taken into consideration when you apply to the University. In general, you will be expected to have the following: - A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or a degree from a recognised institution comparable and/or equivalent to a British honours degree - Two years of relevant working experience Applicants who do not directly meet the educational requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis, taking into account vocational and professional qualifications, and relevant working experience.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This MSc in Web Sciences and Big Data is ideal for IT professionals who are looking to take the lead in the expanding digital economy. It is the only 100% online UK masters covering both web sciences and big data – areas that are rapidly transforming our world.

The internet revolution has given rise to the largest human information system in history, and the amount of data produced around the world is growing exponentially. As this development continues to gather speed, it touches almost every field of human activity. This is the world of web sciences and big data.

The online masters programme has been designed in consultation with industry experts to encompass all the most sought-after skills and competencies needed for leadership in this field. The study covers big data infrastructure, data analytics and business intelligence, with a key focus on technological developments, including information architecture, mobile, social and grid computing.

You’ll have a choice of specialist modules ranging from systems analysis and design to computer forensics. And you’ll adopt an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses web engineering alongside more general management and people skills.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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