Advanced Computer Science MSc (with Big Data)

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Advanced Computer Science MSc (with Big Data)

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 8,100 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 17,350

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    University of Strathclyde’s MSc in Advanced Computer Science is a great way to prepare yourself for a career in an exciting, rapidly growing field. Big Data specialists are highly in demand in many industries, including Public Services, Consumer Products, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Games and Entertainment, and Banking and Finance.

    This program will equip you with vitally needed skills and a wire ranging expertise, including machine learning, software engineering, information and computer science generally, UX and human / computer interaction. In addition, you’ll learn to use a range of big data related technologies, including the Map-Reduce paradigm, Hadoop and NoSQL database techniques.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over a single year at full time.

    Compulsory modules include:

    • Legal, Ethical & Professional Issues for the Information Society

    This module will help you recognise and emulate professional, responsible behaviour patterns in the field of data management, engineering, design and business.

    • Distributed Information Systems

    Here you will gain a deeper understanding of information systems and methods of distributing content across the web, including cloud computing systems.

    • Big Data Technologies

    This module will focus on using Python as well as statistical methods to derive useful information form large data sets.

    • Machine Learning for Data Analytics

    This module lets you explore various approached to machine learning, the algorithms they use, and their strengths and weaknesses in different business contexts.

    • Research Project

    You will conduct and deliver a research and development project for a real world client – one of the university’s partner organisations.

    Elective modules include:

    • Advanced Topics in Software Engineering
    • Mobile Software Applications
    • Evolutionary Computing for Finance

    Learning And Teaching

    Strathclyde’s Big Data Computer Science MSc program will see you taking a 5 core classes and selecting a 6th from a list of options. Most of these will be assessed by end of term exams and by a range of coursework. In your last semester, you’ll deliver a dissertation based on your final Research Project. As this is a highly technical subject, many of the classes will include practical IT components.

    Career Possibilities

    The intense interest recruiters and employers show for these skills makes it relatively easy to find positions these days. Graduates of this program have gone on to become Data Consultants, Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Big Data Analysts for a range of well-known companies, and few spend very long waiting for the right role to open up.

    Entry Requirements

    for UK and EU-nationals:

    This MSc program typically requires applicants to have achieved a second class (honours) degree in a numerate field such as Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Maths. Alternatively, they may apply one of a number of equivalent academic certifications.

    for overseas (non EU-students):

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.0 or better overall, with no less than 5.5 in any one component.

    International students must also have earned a degree that is the equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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