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What will I learn?

Big data is of growing importance in businesses and society in general. A skills shortage in this area means companies are willing to pay high salaries for the right skill set (The Guardian Career Choices).

Opportunities for graduates exist in a range of industries such as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, health care, consumer products and public services. Our MSc Advanced Computer Science with Big Data? gives you the skill set needed.

Learning & Teaching

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories. Dissertation is by supervision.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet industry employers and participate in recruitment events.


Opportunities for graduates of the MSc Advanced Computer Science with Big Data exist in various industries:

  • finance
  • films and games
  • pharmaceuticals
  • healthcare
  • consumer products
  • public services

Future career options include:

  • big data analyst
  • software engineer
  • data scientist
  • data consultant

Which department am I in?

Computer and Information Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£18,950.00 (US$ 26,082) per year
The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Strathclyde

McCance Building,

16 Richmond Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G1 1XQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If you wish to apply for a research degree you'd normally have to have a Masters degree and some experience of research work. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5).

For international students

Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in computer science or another numerate discipline (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering). Some programming or database experience is normally a requirement. Other disciplines who have significant programming experience should contact us to discuss applying for this course. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Strathclyde

With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, Strathclyde University is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.

  • The university Careers Service was voted UK Top 4 by students
  • To ensure a safe environment, there are over 90 security staff
  • 94% of graduates are in work or further study
  • More than 200 clubs and societies, and 50 fitness clubs