The University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa is offering an exciting opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Big Data Science. This program is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of big data science and its practical applications in real-world scenarios.
About the Program
The Master's program in Big Data Science (MITC program) is a highly competitive program that requires a minimum of 65% in honors degrees in relevant fields. To be admitted to the program, students must have a background in mathematical statistics or statistics, mathematics (preferably Calculus and Linear Algebra), and programming.
Benefits of the Program
The Master's program in Big Data Science provides students with a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and practical experience in the field of big data science. The program covers core modules in mathematics, statistical or linear algebra, and computer science, providing students with a strong foundation in the field.
Available Level of Study
The Master's degree in Big Data Science is a full-time, 2-year program that consists of face-to-face or hybrid classes. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the classes for the 2023 academic year are scheduled to be a day module with at least two days a month to attend classes at the Hatfield campus.
The cost of the Master's program in Big Data Science can be found on the UP website at https://www.up.ac.za/student-fees/article/2735935/postgraduate-tuition-fees-per-faculty or Student Fees University of Pretoria (up.ac.za).
To be eligible for the Master's program in Big Data Science, students must have a minimum of 65% in honors degrees with a pass in relevant subjects such as mathematical statistics or statistics, mathematics (preferably Calculus and Linear Algebra), and programming. If the student's previous degrees are foreign, they must apply to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to have their degrees accredited.
How to Apply
The online application for the Master's program in Big Data Science is open from March 1, 2022, on the UP website at www.up.ac.za/apply. There is only one intake in January of every year, and the closing date for international students is August 31 and for local students, it is September 30 every year.
For more information about the structure of the Master's program in Big Data Science, students can visit https://www.up.ac.za/yearbooks/2022/EBIT-faculty/MA-programmes/view/12254017#01 or https://bit.ly/3B5WDAO. For more information about postgraduate degrees in Computer Science, students can visit the