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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 5000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16000 per year

All study options

About Advanced Computer Science with Big Data at Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Why this course?

This course will allow you to select leading classes that span the breadth of both computer and information sciences, including theoretical computer science, human-computer interaction, information sciences, software engineering, machine learning and big data.

You'll study

You'll gain an understanding of the new challenges posed by the advent of the big data revolution, particularly in relation to its modelling, storage, and access. You'll also come to understand the key algorithms and techniques embodied within data analytics solutions, and be exposed to a number of different big data technologies and techniques, seeing how they can achieve efficiency and scalability, while also addressing design trade-offs and their impacts.

You'll learn key technologies that are at the heart of big data analytics such as NoSQL databases and Hadoop and the Map-Reduce programming paradigm. You will also be equipped with a sound understanding of the principles of machine learning and a range of popular approaches, along with the knowledge of how and when to apply these.

You will also have the opportunity to implement and experiment with these machine learning algorithms using the most popular languages such as R and Python, and explore their applications to areas as diverse as analysing activity-related data captured using a smartphone to financial time-series prediction.

Individual project/dissertation

You'll take on an individual research project on an approved topic related to your selected pathway. You'll pursue a specific interest in further depth, giving scope for original thought, research and technical presentation of complex ideas.

Key facts

  • Start date: 11 September

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

Scotland/EU

  • 2017/18 - £5,000

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £6,000

International

  • 2017/18 - £16,000

How can I fund my course?

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students starting in 2017 may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from England

Students ordinarily resident in England can apply for Postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Wales

Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Wales can apply for support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Northern Ireland

Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland can apply for support from Student Finance NI. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.

Don't forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

International students

We have a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

English language: IELTS 6.5 (no individual score lower than 5.5) is required for all non- English speakers.

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