MSc Data Science and Big Data Analytics

MSc Data Science and Big Data Analytics

Programme Overview

Data Science is a fast-growing sector within the workplace successfully adding value to businesses by using statistics and clear understanding to make better decisions. A growing number of companies are now hiring data scientists to analyse data and use the information to make predictions to minimise risks to the organisation.

This programme is designed by experts in their field for students with a passion for Data Science. The module delivery will have an innovative approach that will include group discussions, workshops and guest speakers to enrich, enhance and develop the overall teaching and learning experience.

The primary focus of the program is on the application and interpretation of modern data analysis techniques of known value in today’s professional world, both in the private and public sector. As part of the course, you will receive tuition on industry standard software and hardware specific to the programme. You will also be given the opportunity to work on live projects with industry innovators, and guest speakers from the industry will give you a clear insight into the roles available. The course modules for the programme are listed below, culminating in an individual piece of research on an agreed subject of your choice relevant to the programme.

  • Research Methods
  • Principles of Data Science
  • Database System Development and Software Engineering
  • Understanding of statistics and modelling
  • Computer science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Dissertation

Career in data science

    Upon completion of the course, you’ll be well equipped to work in some of the fastest-growing sectors of the data science and big data industries. A wide range of career opportunities will be open to you in the commercial, public and financial sectors. Notably in areas requiring big data analysis such as consumer, healthcare, scientific, financial, security intelligence, business, and social sciences.

    You will be eligible to work in a multitude of areas where data-driven and business decision-making are required such as:

    • Data scientist
    • Data analyst
    • Digital analyst
    • Big data consultant
    • Statistical analyst
    • Data modeler
    • Business intelligence specialists

Innovation in student careers

    Because student’s careers are one of our priorities, at King Stage, we have developed a new innovative career programme for our students.
    Each student enrolling in our Master courses will be introduced to a company for career-related purposes at the start of the academic year. Our Network of Partners, start-up to large companies are selected based on the career field chosen by the student. They will be supporting students while they study with us for a real-life project and work experience. Students will be assigned a project in collaboration with GOOGLE. Students can also find their company without using the network of King Stage.

    How does it work?

    1. Once you start your programme, King Stage will introduce you to our partner companies.
    2. We will organise an interview meeting with selected companies to further discuss your project and motivation.
    3. Once you and the company agree to collaborate, together, King Stage, the company and you, will create and define your project for the academic year.
    4. On the completion of your Master’s, your company might offer you work experience.

Work-related project

Professional activity

The module enables students to undertake a short period of professional activity, with a business or community organisation and to gain credit for their achievements. The activity can be a volunteering activity, employment activity, placement or business start-up activity.

It is expected that students should work for 200 hours which should be recorded clearly in the portfolio. The 200 hours can be completed full-time or spread over a semester on a part-time basis.

Practical information


London, United Kingdom


12 or 18 months

Start date

October 2021 and March 2022

Application deadline

Open application



Study type

Hybrid: online + on
Full Online study
option is possible


Full-time 12 months / Part-time 18 months


£8500 per year
£12000 per year
Full Online tuition:
£8500 per year

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