Big Data Analytics Module – further education opportunity for IT professionals

The Big Data Analytics Module is intended for the further education of IT industry professionals; it is not a complete study programme, but a set of courses that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a big data analyst.

A university diploma will not be issued for the completion of the module, but a Certificate from the Faculty of Computing will be issued as proof of knowledge and skills. The Faculty of Computing of the University of Latvia offers the opportunity to obtain a data analyst certificate to any interested person who is able to cope with the content and scope of studies.

Within the framework of the module, six master's study programme courses will be acquired during the four-semester period - “Data Processing Systems”, “Selected Departments of Data Warehouses”, “Selected Departments of Mathematical Statistics for Computer Technician”, “Data Mining Algorithms”, “Big Data Technologies”, “Deep Machine Learning” (this is the recommended sequence of courses).

Studies take place within the framework of the master's programme in Computer Science and its list of classes. Persons who are not students of this programme acquire certificate study courses as UL listeners, paying the price for them set by UL (EUR 92 per credit point, 4 credit point course will cost EUR 368), or acquire courses independently, passing them in accordance with the requirements for obtaining credit points laid down in the course descriptions.

1st year

Autumn semester

Data processing systems (optional introductory course)


Spring semester

Selected topics in data warehouses

Selected topics in mathematical statistics for computer science


2nd year

Autumn semester

Data mining algorithms


Spring semester

Big data technologies

Deep learning


This is the recommended division of courses by semesters; in this sequence the studies last for 4 semesters (2 years).
It is also possible to take more courses in one semester if you are able to cope with such a load.


In order to facilitate the application process, we offer to fill in the application form and send it to the vice-dean of the Faculty of Computing, Prof. Juris Borzovs ( with the indication “Application for the Big Data Analytics Module” prior to the beginning of the respective semester (at the end of August or at the end of January).

The prepared study agreement can be signed during the first lecture (list of lectures); the tuition fee must be transferred to the University of Latvia within 5 days after signing the agreement.

It is possible to draw up a certificate issued by the University of Latvia for the attendance of each individual course as a listener.