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Paid industrial placements are available (up to one year), which will allow you to gain experience and acquire skills that can only be picked up in a real work environment.
You will be taught by world-leading academics in Machine Learning and Cloud Computing, and interact with professionals, including former Royal Holloway students and post-docs who went on to work for Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook.
You will have 24/7-access to labs equipped with a state-of-the-art cloud computing testbed and a new generation of large-scale data processing platforms (such as Hadoop and MongoDB), which will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on real-life Big Data problems in areas as diverse as social network analytics, web data mining, and botnet detection.
More information is available on our Big Data pages.
"The demand for Big Data professionals globally by 2015 would be about 4.4 million."
Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research at Gartner
"There is going to be an estimated shortfall of 190,000 data scientists in India within the next couple of years."
Tech Target - "IT trends in India: Investing in big data technology"
"The biggest obstacle that enterprises face today is finding such people in India. A formal data science degree is yet to become a standard in India. Thus, experienced data scientists will come at premium."
Manish Bahl, India country manager at Forrester Research
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