This course can count towards one of our postgraduate qualifications within our Information Management and Information Technology Awards

A key first step into the world of Big Data is to understand what it is, why it is different and how it is best managed. This module will introduce Big Data concepts and applications and compare traditional (SQL) to alternative (NoSQL) approaches to data storage and retrieval.  In addition to key concepts of data integrity and quality, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with big data tools.

"The course is put together in such a way as to make it very interesting and informative with a good mix of lectures and practical work. I would recommend it to anyone working in data storage and retrieval or anyone who wants to learn about new up and coming data technologies."

John Breslin, Senior Software Engineer

Entry requirements

Participants are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent), or alternatively have industrial experience.

If you are a non-UK student you will need to show your passport on entry to the UK. Please check your eligibility to visit and study in the UK here. If you are a non-Irish EU national currently resident in Ireland please contact us directly for further advice.

If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on our English Language Requirements webpage

We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.

Careers / Further study

This module can be taken as a standalone module, or used to build up credit towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Information Management and Information Technology awards.

For full details on this course, please see UWE's website.