MSc Big Data Analytics

This Masters degree course offers extensive training in Big Data technology and methods, providing the opportunity to upgrade existing skills to state of the art expertise in areas such as data mining, programming for distributed systems, NoSQL databases, text analytics techniques and leveraging cloud computing platforms for Big Data analytics. A strong research focus will equip students to either move on to PhD programmes or industry based research positions or becoming industry consultants in Big Data solutions.

MSc Business Analytics
Robert Gordon University

Awarded by the Robert Gordon University, UK

Recognized By UGC

Recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka


Accredited by the BCS, UK

Next Intake

September, 2022

Intakes - January/May/September


2 Years

Associated Careers

  • Architect – Big Data
    Analytics – Developer Support Engineer
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Big Data Systems Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Network Data Platform and Contextual Insights Consultant
  • Senior Data Engineer
  • Senior Software Engineer Cloud Infrastructure
  • Senior Manager – Cloud Enforcement
  • Technology Solutions Architect – Cloud Computing
  • Technical Leader Big Data Technology

Course Outline

Core Modules

  • Advanced Databases
  • Big Data Programming
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Data Warehousing
  • Research Methods
  • Text Analytics
  • MSc Project


Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) Big Data Analytics
– Awarded on successful completion of four modules

Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) Big Data Analytics
– Awarded on successful completion of eight modules

Master of Science (MSc) Big Data Analytics
– Awarded on successful completion of eight modules with the MSc Project

Teaching and Assessment

Each module is delivered in form of lectures and tutorials, with special emphasis on practicals. Assessment would be mainly coursework based. Certain subjects would have an exam.

Entry Requirements

The normal minimum entry requirements are an Honours Degree (2nd class or better) in a discipline with significant IT, Computing, Mathematics or Statistics content.

In general, all potential applicants participate in an interview to discuss the level of qualification offered and the experience gained in an industrial background.

These requirements may be relaxed for applicants holding a qualification or industrial experience of equivalent standard. In general, an interview is required for entry to the course.

IIT will always refer to School of Computing (SOC) of Robert Gordon University (RGU), Scotland, UK when considering applicants who do not meet the stipulated criteria. Applicants may still be considered in situations where they possess a degree in addition to significant industrial experience. These applicants will also be subjected to an interview.

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