Course Overview

This Masters degree course offers extensive training in Big Data technology and methods, providing the opportunity to upgrade existing skills to state of the art expertise in areas such as data mining, programming for distributed systems, NoSQL databases, text analytics techniques and leveraging cloud computing platforms for Big Data analytics. A strong research focus will equip students to either move on to PhD programmes or industry based research positions or becoming industry consultants in Big Data solutions.

Next Intake

May, 2020


2 Years


  • Awarded By

    Robert Gordon University UK

  • Recognized By

    University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka

  • Accredited By

    BCS UK

Associated Careers

Architect - Big Data
Analytics - Developer Support Engineer
Big Data Engineer
Big Data Systems Administrator
Data Analyst
Data Scientist
Network Data Platform and Contextual Insights Consultant
Senior Data Engineer
Senior Software Engineer Cloud Infrastructure
Senior Manager - Cloud Enforcement
Technology Solutions Architect - Cloud Computing
Technical Leader Big Data Technology

Entry Requirement

The normal minimum entry requirements are an Honours Degree (2nd class or better) in a discipline with significant IT, Computing, Mathematics or Statistics content.

In general, all potential applicants participate in an interview to discuss the level of qualification offered and the experience gained in an industrial background.

These requirements may be relaxed for applicants holding a qualification or industrial experience of equivalent standard. In general, an interview is required for entry to the course.

IIT will always refer to Computer Science and Digital Media (CSDM) of Robert Gordon University (RGU), Scotland, UK when considering applicants who do not meet the stipulated criteria. Applicants may still be considered in situations where they possess a degree in addition to significant industrial experience. These applicants will also be subjected to an interview.

Course Modules


Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) Big Data Analytics
– Awarded on successful completion of four modules

Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) Big Data Analytics
– Awarded on successful completion of eight modules

Master of Science (MSc) Big Data Analytics
– Awarded on successful completion of eight modules with the MSc Project

Teaching and Assessment

Each module is delivered in form of lectures and tutorials, with special emphasis on practicals. Assessment would be mainly coursework based. Certain subjects would have an exam.

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