Unlock the power of big data to drive business strategy

The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Big Data Analytics is designed to provide you with the skills to capitalise on the potential of big data and analytics to transform business decision-making and planning.

You will study how to use big data using appropriate tools and techniques, while also examining the underlying technology and concepts. You will have the opportunity to gain the skills to develop and deploy strategies to utilise big data in a business environment, with an understanding of the challenges involved.

Our cutting-edge approach to online learning allows you to study from anywhere in the world through our innovative, cloud-based server platform. You can showcase your skills and understanding of big data analytics by completing practical assignments and developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence.

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Gain the skills to empower organisations through big data analytics

A thorough understanding of the latest big data technologies will help you stand out in one of the most sought-after fields of contemporary business. The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Big Data Analytics provides you with the opportunity to enhance your skills in integrating and deploying data-driven solutions to build competitive advantage.

Studying 100% online, you will have the chance to interact with like-minded IT professionals around the world, without giving up your job. You will share insights, collaborate on projects, exchange experiences and discuss best practice from across different IT/IS environments globally, through discussion forums, seminars, case studies and assignments. You will also have the chance to:

  1. Gain a unique blend of technical and practical skills in big data analytics to drive better organisational decision-making across multiple industries.
  2. Hone your ability to solve critical business problems using data-driven decision making.
  3. Design and deploy creative big data solutions to commercial problems.
  4. Acquire the expertise to deliver the best big data based solutions for your business.
  5. Tackle the issues organisations face when considering and adopting big data analytics systems and strategies.
  6. Develop a Professional Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating your solution-oriented mindset and practical skills in big data analytics.

Why choose the University of Liverpool Online MSc in Big Data Analytics?

This programme enables you to: acquire the skills to lead organisational efficiency through embracing big data analytics, and advance your employability in a field that is expected to experience considerable skills shortages. Compelling features of the University of Liverpool Online MSc in Big Data Analytics include:

  • Real life experience in the class – use our unique server platform to become confident in the practical application of the latest tools for big data analytics.
  • Cutting-edge technology – explore the latest cloud-computing advances, including computer virtualisation, distributed and replicated storage, and software-based networking.
  • Specialist expertise – combine technical skills and their practical application to lead effective decision-making in business.
  • Diverse educational experience – benefit from expert teaching delivered through a variety of media formats.
  • Practical skills training – learn how predictive analytics, data management and data-based decisions can be used to grow the customer base and strengthen business efficiency.
  • Global connections – develop new insights from interacting with international peers.
  • 100% online study – continue in your career and apply the knowledge gained from studying for your master’s degree.
  • Career advice and mentoring opportunities – accessed through our specialist platform, connecting you with professionals all over the world.

Your return on investment (ROI)

The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Big Data Analytics is designed to give you the opportunity to:

  1. Acquire a practical understanding of big data analytics and how it can empower organisations to become more effective, efficient and competitive.
  2. Advance your potential career potential by acquiring a comprehensive and demonstrable understanding of big data and analytics tools and techniques.
  3. Get hands-on experience of big data management frameworks and the ecosystems that can be used to support advanced data analytics.
  4. Equip yourself with the tools and methods used in data mining, including data pre-processing, to generate a systematic understanding of the end-to-end process.
  5. Create data warehouses using data from multiple sources and use state-of-the-art data visualisation technology to ‘tell a story’.
  6. Analyse and understand the practical challenges of integrating and deploying big data management systems.
  7. Demonstrate your skills in big data analytics and data-driven decision making to current or future employers via an e-portfolio of IT artefacts.

A reputation for excellence

The UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the research produced by the University’s Department of Computer Science as world-leading or internationally excellent – among the highest ratings of computer science departments in the UK.

The University of Liverpool is a world-class institution and a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-led universities.

Global Career Advisor Network

Join the MSc in Big Data programme and you’ll gain access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with global professionals and industry insiders. They can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally, redirect your career or start a new business venture. In addition to these advisory and coaching services, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain insight into different industries through a series of specialised webinars.

Learn more about the Global Career Advisor Network.

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Professional Portfolio of Evidence

A cloud-based collection of your work that you can present to employers and peers to showcase your practical skills and solution-based thinking.


Cloud-based server platform

Our innovative online study environment mirrors a real-life computing work environment, allowing you to access large sets of data and different software platforms, conduct simulations, and perform practical tasks related to your programme.

The University of Liverpool rates first in the UK for combined world-leading or internationally excellent IT research.