Online Postgraduate Award in Big Data Analytics

Advance your skills in big data analysis

Update your knowledge and skills in the domain of big data analytics with this short programme designed to help you uncover and evaluate big data.

Gain an in-depth understanding and practical skills in the use of big data management frameworks and data mining. If you are a technology analyst, manager or developer, this programme can provide you with the key skills to help your organisation reduce costs and make faster, better business decisions.

Gain the expertise to deliver big data solutions

Learning you can apply

The programme is designed to give you practical experience, including in-depth skills and knowledge to:

  • Use open software frameworks, such as Apache Hadoop, to enable optimisation of performance across commercial and non-commercial settings
  • Drive strategic decisions on the design, integration and deployment of big data management systems and data warehousing in different business and industries
  • Understand and apply data mining algorithms and concepts to ensure improved decision making
  • Apply the ‘R’ programming language to optimise use, processing, exploration and predictive modelling of large data sets

Develop an in-depth understanding of big data analytics

Build your professional knowledge

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain an in-depth and critical understanding of current technologies within the domain of big data analytics, as well as the ability to assess, appraise and apply these technologies to realise practical solutions within business environments
  • Build deep and a systematic knowledge of machine learning and data mining techniques, and their practical application
  • Showcase your understanding and functional skills of big data analytics through our innovative, cloud-based server platform by completing practical assignments and developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the University of Liverpool’s Computer Science department’s research as being world-leading or internationally excellent, the highest proportion of any Computer Science department in the UK.

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Innovative study environment

Access different software platforms, conduct simulations and use large data sets to develop practical skills.


Study 100% online

alongside your work, completing your studies in approximately six months


Research excellence

Gain a postgraduate award from a world-class university that’s a UK leader in IT research**

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent