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Postgraduate study at Edge Hill University

Big Data Analytics

This programme provides you with a strong conceptual and theoretical understanding of big data analytics. You will gain the essential skills and confidence required to apply and produce knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding big data analytics in a range of contexts. This will enable you to evaluate, adapt, create and utilise appropriate models, methods, practices, theories and computational techniques in the face of changing and evolving technology. There is the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of visualisation concepts, modelling and algorithmic foundations, as well as to develop and evaluate new or advanced bespoke solutions for processing, analysing and making sense of big and/or complex data. The programme enables you concentrate on a specific practical area within computer science and is suitable whether you are a recent graduate or already working in the IT industry and looking to change career paths.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: To join this programme you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours, comprising 50% or more of content in a computing-related discipline.

Equivalent knowledge gained in alternative ways, for example through professional experience or completion of BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6), is also accepted for entry to this programme.

For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules:

Assessment methods

Your vocational capability, academic critical thinking and intellectual development will be assessed throughout the course. This is achieved through a combination of coursework, case studies, problem-solving exercises and examinations. You may be assessed individually or as part of a group.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time January 2020 4,385 (Whole course) International 3 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time January 2020 1,740 (Whole course) Home/EU 3 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time January 2019 4,300 (Whole course) International 3 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time January 2019 1,680 (Whole course) Home/EU 3 Months

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