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Faculties of Natural and Communication SciencesUniversity of TampereFaculties of Natural and Communication Sciences

The nine schools of the University of Tampere will become six faculties from the start of 2017.

The degree programmes of the School of Information Sciences will be transferring to two new faculties:

Faculty of Communication Sciences

  • MDP (Master's Degree Programme) in Human-Technology Interaction
  • MDP in Internet and Game Studies
  • Degree programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • MDP in Computational Big Data Analytics
  • MDP in Software Development
  • Degree programme in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Degree programme in Computer Sciences (excluding MDP in Human-Technology Interaction)

The study-related instructions and curricula of the School of Information Sciences will continue to be used in connection with these degree programmes.


 

Master's Degree Programme in Computational Big Data Analytics (120 ECTS credits)

Programme homepage

Programme curriculum

Specialization: Computer Science/Statistics

Admission criteria in 2017

Please see the official UTA Admissions website for the eligibility criteria.

Programme profile

See also MastersPortals article

The analysis of data has a central role in the modern information society. Organizations in both the public and private sector are collecting vast data sets, and an increasing amount of public sector data is made open. However, data - assumed to be an important asset for organizations - is useless unless it is analyzed. Analysis is required to find regularities such as trends or groupings, and to relate the data to other data sets within an organization or in scattered online repositories.

Analysis needs activities such as data cleansing, data integration, modeling and prediction, interactive and iterative visualization of data and models for the refinement of hypotheses and models, and the presentation of intermediate and final results to the decision-makers using visualization and reporting methods. Successful analysts need skills in both computational and statistical topics.

This programme educates top-level experts in computational and statistical data analysis, who possess knowledge and skills for the aforementioned tasks and understand the overall processes of data analysis.

Graduates' jobs

As a graduate you will have knowledge and skills for data analytics and understand the overall data analytics process. Such analysts can be employed in analysis firms, as in-house analysts in companies producing big data, and in companies and organizations that gather and analyze public and private data including government, journalism, insurance, law enforcement, and finance, as well as in public and private research.

This master's degree provides the required background if you wish to pursue doctoral studies in Computer Science or Statistics, for example in UTA’s Doctoral programme in Information and Systems.

Structure of studies

85 ECTS of advanced studies including the Master's thesis, 35 ECTS of other studies (including language and complementing studies).

Studies

Studies consist of lectures and seminars on theoretical and methodological questions, and supervised individual research for a Master´s thesis. Studies require active attendance and participation in classes. Some of the course units are organised only once during the programme period.

Complementing studies may be required depending on the student's previous studies.

Language studies in Finnish and English must be included in the programme studies.

With the long tradition of academic freedom at the University of Tampere, students are free to include in their programme studies some course units also in other fields than their specialization, thus enabling a multidisciplinary degree.

Usually there is no need to buy any course books.

The programme requires approximately two years of full-time studies.

Degree awarded

The degree awarded is the Master of Science degree. The degree is a second cycle degree; for more information on Finnish degrees, please see the page on Degrees.

Contact information

If you have questions concerning the admission requirements or study related issues, please contact the admissions contact person.

 
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