University of East London

MSc Big Data Technologies

This programme is ideal if you want to pursue a career as a Big Data scientist or expert, deriving valuable insights and business-relevant knowledge from massive amounts of data.

The programme provides you with the in-depth knowledge and advanced skills that you will need to actively contribute to the development and design of systems for Big Data analytics. There is a real need in the job market for people who are expertly trained to model huge amounts of data, with demand for data-driven systems in all sectors increasing year-on-year.

During this course, you will cover the fundamental statistical methods (e.g. data mining and machine learning), technological tools (e.g. Cloud, Hadoop, Spark), and security measures required to undertake large-scale data analysis.

Entry Requirements


Bachelor's degree 2.2 or above,  in Computer Science (or equivalent degree with significant maths and computing content).

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

English Language requirements

Overall IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading(or recognised equivalent).If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application - in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

We specialise in a number of areas including Big Data Analytics, Business Analytics, Machine Learning, Hadoop and Spark technologies, Cloud Systems, and Security - in all these areas there is a shortage of qualified practitioners. 

This course will open up fantastic new opportunities to develop your career and increase your earning potential, either within industry or in academia.

Course Details

This programme consists of seven taught modules (Including a dissertation) and depending on the accumulated credits there are two awards: Postgraduate Certificate in Big Data Technologies (60 credits; two taught modules) and Postgraduate Diploma in Big Data Technologies (120 credits; four taught modules).

As a key element of this course you will be asked to complete a dissertation on a cutting-edge Big Data topic of your choice. Whatever topic you choose, your dissertation will make an active contribution to the field, providing you with excellent experience for a future career in Big Data.


Big Data Analytics
Cloud Computing
Machine Learning on Big Data
Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Dissertation)


Security Management
IT & Internet Law

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