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Big Data degrees abroad

Big data is a fast-paced and rapidly-expanding field that deals with the management of huge amounts of data. It’s a vast subject area that combines elements of mathematics, statistics, computer science, and software programming.

As a big data student, you’ll learn how to collect, organize, store, analyze, and interpret enormous data sets. The trends and patterns you identify will be vital for informing business practices. You’ll also develop your technical understanding and practical skills by taking classes in coding, data quality, web analytics, and software development.

In our technologically-driven world, advances in big data are always being made. Studying abroad is a priceless chance to see how organizations across the globe approach the harnessing and processing of data. You’ll be exposed to new software tools and data-handling techniques that will take your employability to the next level.

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Big Data program structure

BSc programs in big data are normally studied over three years, or four years if you complete an optional sandwich year. Industry placements are a great opportunity to try out different career pathways, gather real-world experience, and build a professional network.

If you’re dreaming of studying in the US, it’s worth remembering that most undergraduate degrees follow the four-year liberal arts model. Before majoring in big data, you’ll need to take two years of general education classes.

You’ll find most big data programs offered at the master’s level. To be accepted onto these programs, you must already have a relevant bachelor’s degree. MSc courses can be studied over one or two years, depending on whether you enroll as a part-time or full-time student.

Some universities offer PhD opportunities for students looking to attain the highest qualification possible. These doctorate programs usually take between four and five years, but sometimes longer.

A mixture of theoretical and practical teaching methods are used on big data programs. Your timetable is likely to feature lectures, seminars, and tutorials, as well as hands-on workshops and computer laboratory sessions. The list below outlines some core units that are common to most programs:

  • Fundamentals of mathematics
  • Statistical methods for data analysis
  • Introduction to big databases
  • Big data analytics
  • Data mining
  • Representing and manipulating data
  • Commercial and scientific applications

Big Data study abroad programs

Big data undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in big data

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    Big Data & Management - BBA (with placement) Audencia Business School, France

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    63 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,741 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science: Big Data Science and Analytics - BS New York Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    41,960 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 41,960 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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Diploma in big data

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    Analytics, Big Data and Business Intelligence (Montreal Campus) - Dip Trebas Institute, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,597 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 CAD

    Start date
    July, September, January, April
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Big data graduate programs

Master's in big data

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    Big Data & Business Analytics - MSc FOM University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    30 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,228 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,750 EUR

    Start date
    October, April
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    Big Data and Business Analytics - MSc CY Tech, France

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,432 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Big Data and Business Intelligence - MSc University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,487 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,275 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Computer Science: Big Data Systems (Tempe Campus) - MSc Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,460 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,460 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Data Science, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence - MSc Montpellier Business School, France

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,519 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in big data

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    Big Data Technologies - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,200 USD

    Start date
    September
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Future big data careers

Due to the recent implementation of international data protection laws, the global demand for big data specialists has rocketed. With the industry only expected to grow further in the coming years, there’s never been a more exciting time to be a big data graduate.

Almost every type of business and organization collects personal details from consumers and supporters, so you could apply your expertise to any sector you like. Here are some of the career paths you might consider pursuing:

  • Data analytics manager
  • Data scientist
  • Data strategist
  • Data visualization engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Database developer
  • Statistician
  • Cybersecurity expert

With so many graduate destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to know which direction to head in. Most universities have a careers office where staff can help you figure out your ambitions and land work experience with relevant companies.