MSc Big Data and Data Science Technology | Northumbria London

Data Scientists carry out applied research to create innovative data-driven solutions to business problems.

Course details

The demand for data scientists is ever rising. A report by Harvard Business Review suggests that the shortage of data scientists has become a serious constraint in certain sectors, leading the authors to claim Data Scientist as the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.
  • Mode of study: Full-time classroom
  • Intake: January, September
  • Course length: 1 year
  • Course fee: £7,950 per year
  • Locations: London

Northumbria University in partnership with QA.

Course overview

To accelerate your learning, you will be exposed to theories, methods, tools, and technologies (including SQL, MySQL, Python, R language or similar) relating to the design, development and testing of data science applications for business intelligence.

You will train and deploy distributed machine learning models using a cloud-based platform such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or AWS or similar and machine learning technology using TensorFlow. You will also be exposed to the fundamental concepts, principles, technologies, and techniques of big data analytics.


Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 honours degree, or above, or equivalent in any subject


This Master’s programme has been designed to ensure that graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers. Indeed, the qualification is designed to accelerate your skills and competence in a range of job roles, including roles in leadership and management such as:

  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data and Analytics Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • AI Cloud Architect
  • Data Architect


All modules on this course are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated