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MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics

MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics

Overview

Take the next step in your career and become an independent, critically minded big data specialist

This specialist Level 9 MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics aims to equip students with the necessary skills and analytic mind-set to pursue a career in a dynamic data analytics industry.

Why Study Big Data at Griffith College?

Designed specifically to address a growing need in the industry, the MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics at Griffith College is a 1-2 year programme which aims to build upon students' knowledge of computing science and create big data specialists. Delivered on a full and part-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:

  • Obtain specialist knowledge and skills essential for a career in Big Data Management and Analytics.
  • Establish an analytical mind-set necessary for independent academic and professional research.
  • Gain a practical understanding of appropriate design and implementation strategies used in the development of Big Data solutions.
  • Develop a team player attitude necessary to communicate problems, ideas and solutions to all levels of the industrial team.
  • Build upon your knowledge of supporting topics in the area of Computing Science.

Course Highlights

  • Emerging discipline with huge job opportunities
  • Develop highly sought after skills
  • Fully aligned with industry needs
  • Access to innovative tools and technologies
  • A dedicated experienced lecturing team
Course details

This programme contains eight taught modules and a final Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice. Four modules are taught per semester; so learners complete eight taught modules over two semesters and then complete a project over a period of twelve weeks. The overall programme is one calendar year long if studied on a full-time basis and two years if studying on a part-time basis.

Core Modules Covered
Year One
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Information Retrieval and Web Search
  • Concurrent and Parallel Programming
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Management
  • Data Mining Algorithms and Techniques
  • Applied Data Science
  • Research Methods

Learners who successfully complete eight taught modules and do not wish to submit their dissertation may decide to exit with an award of Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Management and Analytics (60 ECTS, level 9).

Course Contacts

Waseem
Akhtar
Dublin Campus
T: 
01-4163363
Gerard
McQuillan
Dublin Campus
T: 
01-4150421
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Candidates applying for this course should have a 2.2 Level 8 honours degree in Computing Science, or a 2.2 Higher Diploma in Computing or related discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.

How to Apply

To apply for the MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics please submit an online application

A member of our admissions team will then be in contact with you to request to following documents:

  • A copy of your undergraduate degree transcripts

  • A copy of your passport or driving licence

Fees
Tuition Fees
Irish/EU

General Fee Information 

A Registration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 6,550.00

Study Mode: Part-Time

Dublin

Irish/EU Living in Ireland: EUR 6,550.00

International

General Fee Information 

A Registration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 11,000.00

Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 11,000.00

EU Living Abroad: EUR 8,000.00

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Progression

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level 9 MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression

 Through the MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics, you will have gained valuable professional experience, specialised in a key emerging field and developed many technical skills. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Big Data Solutions Lead Engineer
  • Technical Product Manager
  • Big Data Architect
  • Data Analytics Consultant
  • Video Analytics and Data Scientist
  • Data Science Expert
  • Multimedia Systems Developer
  • IT Operations Manager
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