Online Master of Data Science

General

Program Description

Russia's first English-taught Master's programme which is implemented entirely online on the Coursera learning platform. This programme aims to train highly qualified specialists in data science, who are able to solve data analysis problems, work with machine learning models and data collection infrastructures, develop effective problem-solving algorithms, and conduct research in areas connected with data analysis.

The programme is distinguished by its emphasis on hands-on, project-based training.

Who is this degree for?

This online Master of Data Science is intended to create opportunities for students to become experts in data science.

The programme includes 3 tracks:

  1. Data Scientist,
  2. Machine Learning Engineer,
  3. Researcher in Data Science.

The program is distinguished by its emphasis on hands-on, project-based training, and, due to its online format, it offers students many advantages over traditional on-campus programs. Students can enroll in the program from anywhere in the world, complete the courses on their own schedule without having to relocate.

In order to apply, students must have a bachelor’s degree and an interest in data science as a career. Some students might have backgrounds as analysts, programmers, or web developers. However, this is not necessary to qualify for the degree.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, students must have a bachelor’s degree and fill out a brief application form. They must also pass an online exam that tests their understanding of basic knowledge of mathematics.

The degree features introductory courses on math for data science, programming, and algorithms, so students without a computer science bachelor’s degree can learn basic concepts as they complete the program. No coding experience is required, and students of all backgrounds are welcome.

During the learning process

The programme curriculum consists of 21 courses divided into four blocks: mathematics, programming, future profession, and projects. Students start with the mathematics and programming blocks. In order to successfully complete the programme, students must earn 120 ECTS credits. Successful graduates will receive a Master’s degree in Data Science from HSE University.

After the graduation

Graduates will be prepared to enter or continue working in fields like analytics, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, research, and academia.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the Higher School of Economics (HSE University) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-driven approach to higher educa ... Read More

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the Higher School of Economics (HSE University) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-driven approach to higher education. Based in the vibrant center of Moscow, with campuses in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, HSE offers outstanding academics at all levels and includes more than 25 English-taught Master’s programmes and 8 English-taught Bachelor's degree programmes. Read less
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