Big Data is increasingly affecting our everyday lives and this programme looks at how the data we generate is transforming our social, cultural, political and economic processes.
The course will provide you with:
- Knowledge and understanding of the effects of Big Data on contemporary society.
- Critical and theoretical approaches to the analysis of Big Data.
- Knowledge of the historical antecedents of Big Data.
- Understanding of the innovative methods for generating new knowledge through the use and analysis of Big Data.
- Understanding of Big Data in relation to the broader study of digital culture, the digital humanities and traditional humanities disciplines.
- Understanding of appropriate personal and professional conduct in the context of digital culture as an emerging discipline.
If you are a full-time student, we will provide you with 120 to 180 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars across the year. We expect you to undertake around 1,674 hours of independent study.
If you are a part-time student, we will provide you with 90 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars in your first year, and 50 hours in your second. We expect you to undertake 720 hours of independent study in your first year and 954 hours in your second.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.