A new master program in big data science and analytics (MSc. in BDSA) has been initiated by the University of Bahrain in September 2018 (under the administration of College of Science and College of Information Technology) to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain and among the first master programs in the GCC. This step reflects the aspiration of the University of Bahrain’s transformation plan 2016-2021 to introduce multidisciplinary postgraduate programs in recent trends to meet market needs.

This unique program has been recently validated by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in the United Kingdom. It is worth mentioning that LJMU is among the top 600 universities globally according to QS global ranking of universities. Moreover, the MSc. in BDSA is the first postgraduate program within the University of Bahrain to be validated by a globally recognized university to provide its graduates with a valuable opportunity by offering them a UK award while delivering the program at home. The validation news can be found by the following the link below.

The MSc in BDSA aims at providing society with highly qualified graduates that are able to cope with the data revolution. This is a rapidly growing field that needs practitioners who have the ability to use scientific principles and techniques to handle the complexity and diversity of large scale data streamed from different applications, so called big data, effectively and efficiently to extract valuable information. The MSc in BDSA has a unique interdisciplinary structure that relies on the integration between statistical and mathematical methods with the advances of computer science and information technology.

The MSc in BDSA is designed to equip students with a comprehensive subject-knowledge that is complemented with practical sessions using advanced statistical tools, specialist software and computing technologies to address the spectrum of big data real-world applications. Moreover, the program emphasizes on several skills that are highly valued by potential employers such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. In addition, the students need to submit a substantial work (thesis) to solve a real-world problem in the context of big data to demonstrate their ability in working independently and to appreciate the knowledge and skills gained during their study. Further details about the master program can be found on its webpage by following the link below. Program details