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Big Data Analytics - MSc

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Master's
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Annual tuition fee
    13,250 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    September, January

Program Overview

What Edge Hill University says about their program:
"This Masters degree 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."

Admissions requirements

Specific entry requirements may differ for each program, but the below contains the general requirements and provides some guidance.

Undergraduate: TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5)

Postgraduate: TOEFL 90 / IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0)

English programs available for those students who do not meet the English language requirement at the cost of £315 per week.

International foundation program

Students require a high school diploma with a GPA of 2.75 or above.

Undergraduate programs

You will need to have received a high school diploma with a GPA of 2.75 or above, plus either: – four AP (Advanced Placement Program) courses at grade 3 or above – three AP courses at grade 4 or above – First Year of university or college – Three SAT subject tests at 550 points – 1200 / 1600 in the SATR – ACT (Overall average score 26)

If an application doesn’t quite meet the criteria above, it may be possible to join a fast track program or the International Foundation Program.

Pre-master's program

Students whose qualifications do not meet our general entrance or course requirements may need to take a pre-master's course to qualify for entry to a postgraduate degree program.

Postgraduate Programs

Students need an awarded degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 from a recognized University.

International baccalaureate conversion

For subjects requiring 128 UCAS tariff points, the overall IB score required is 32. For subjects requiring 120 UCAS tariff points, the overall IB score required is 30. For subjects requiring 112 UCAS tariff points, the overall IB score required is 28. Some degrees may require a grade 5 in specific Higher Level subjects.

Applicants must have been awarded the International Baccalaureate diploma. This means that you have passed all components including the extended essay and theory of knowledge (TOK).

Fall semester (September): application deadline ongoing.

Fees and funding

Deciding to study in a foreign country is a big decision, and one of the biggest factors is the financial commitment.

Edge Hill has a competitive range of international scholarships. All full-time, overseas fee paying students will be automatically considered for the award of a scholarship when applying for a program of studies.

Undergraduate tuition - £12,000 per year Graduate tuition - £13,000 per program MBA tuition - £13,250 per program

International foundation scholarship

One scholarship worth up to £1,200 towards the tuition fees of the international foundation program will be awarded based on academic merit. Successful students will be notified on their offer letter, with the award being made at the university's discretion.

All students who progress successfully from the international foundation program onto a full undergraduate degree will receive a £3,975 scholarship towards the first year of their undergraduate tuition fees. Successful students will be notified on their offer letter, with the award being made at the university’s discretion.

Undergraduate Development Scholarship

This scholarship is for students starting an Undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree and is worth up to £1,200 towards the first year tuition fees. Successful students will be notified on their offer letter, with the award being made at the university’s discretion.

Visa requirements for Edge Hill University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements