Taught course

Big Data Technologies

Institution
University of Westminster, London · Business Information Management and Operations
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You are expected to have some basic exposure to technologies employed by modern and data-driven business applications, with an interest in developing further skills and knowledge to support postgraduate activity in relation to data science, big data, and/or data management technologies on a range of real-world data-driven problems.

You will have a good Honours degree (at least a lower second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in an IT or computing discipline, or in another discipline that either provides important underpinning for or insight into IT and computing, or it is closely related to it (e.g. sciences or engineering, business studies).

If you do not have the required formal qualifications, you may be considered if you are already in employment and your role involves the use or support of the data modelling techniques and technologies covered in the course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Business and industry used their big data to extract a better understanding of customers’ needs and behaviour, to develop targeted new products and to cut operational costs. The competitive advantages and productivity gains that big data brought led to a great number of a big data projects and a shortage of people with the required skills.

This course is aimed at people who want to move into this rapidly expanding and exciting area; it has a strong vocational flavour as it has been designed to build your knowledge and understanding of big data systems architectures and to equip you with the range of highly marketable, hands-on skills employed by the core technologies utilised in big data projects.

The course is suitable for recent graduates who wish to study for a higher qualification and/or gain technical and professional skills related to the use of big data technologies and/or data management. It's also suitable for practitioners looking to update their knowledge and technical skills in this highly prominent discipline.

This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for fully meeting the further learning educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status and for partially satisfying the underpinning knowledge requirements set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) and the Science Council for Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (CEng or IEng) status.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 or above in each test component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
£13,500

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7915 5511