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Location: Main Site
Study mode distance learning (part-time)
Start Date: 2019/09/23
Duration: 36 months
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Our Master's course is designed to meet the demand for a new kind of IT specialist with the skills and knowledge in data science. The total demand in ‘big data’ users is set to rise to around 644,000 across all industries.More connectivity means more data and UK companies are leading the way in collecting, processing and understanding it. It’s estimated that 31,000 people work in specialist big data roles in the UK and the talent pipeline, together with demand, should see that increase by 243% over the next 5 years.* In order to address these demands, given the large amount of data collected by all kinds of organisations, graduates of the course will be equipped with an understanding of:
Entry requirements for this course are normally: * A BSc or BEng Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Computing or Engineering or scientific related subject or an equivalent professional qualification * Applicants are expected to be familiar with and have some aptitude for basic Mathematics and basic Statistical concepts and methods * Other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at an Honours degree level - the qualification and experience should be in the area of Computer Science or Mathematics/Statistics If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
IELTS: 6.0 (with no element lower than 5.5)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Huddersfield.
About this university
There are plenty of resources available to assist international students in their transition to life in Huddersfield. This ranges from pre-arrival advice including information specific to each country to arrival advice such as finding accommodation. Support also includes information about visas and immigration as well as financial advice and cultural tips to adapting to life in the UK. There are also plenty of societies that may be of interest including a number of special international ones that allows people from certain areas of the world to get together and meet new friends. There are also special international events including the Spring Festival, Diwali and Bonfire Night celebrations. The students union is available for student representation and support and is based in the new Student Central building. There are a host of sports clubs, societies, volunteering opportunities, student media and event organisation to get involved with. The union also runs an Advice Centre to help students with various matters ranging from health and wellbeing to study assistance and financial advice. Sports clubs range from traditional British sports such as badminton, football and rugby to newer ones such as American Football, basketball and even cheerleading. There are individual sports within teams such as various athletics disciplines as well as fitness activities and activities such as fencing, cycling and even go karting. The clubs and societies cover all types of interests, cultural groups and volunteering projects such as animal and human rights society to the circus society and the engineering society. There is also the facility for students to start their own club or society if they find a niche that their interest can fill. There are also volunteering projects such as working in the community and victim support.