B.Sc. Data Science
IU International University of Applied Sciences - Online Studies
36 - 72 months
Full time, Part time
EUR 14,739 *
Earliest start date
* full-time total fees including graduation fee 699€
Start your Bachelor in Data Science Online
Big data and data science are trendy topics for a reason – questions regarding data, its collection and its uses, stand at the forefront of discussions about the role that technology plays in our lives. That’s why data experts are in high demand across a wide range of roles and industries. Build your future with an online BSC in Data Science at IU: you’ll cover all of the necessary mathematical and statistical concepts, how to work with data processing technologies and the different uses of machine learning. This study programme offers a variety of different focus topics, so you can choose the path that best suits your interests. Earn your degree 100% online, from Germany’s largest university of applied sciences. Students in this study programme are eligible for a dual degree from LSBU (London South Bank University) without any additional academic requirements.
Study the way you want with IU Online Studies
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone: your fellow students, tutors, professors and student advisors are available at any time, for any question or advice you need.
With over 10 years of online studies experience, the programmes at IU are designed to fit your needs and help you succeed:
- Start studying whenever you want to: no need to wait for a semester to start. 100% online, from wherever you are.
- Take your exams whenever you’re ready. 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world.
- Build your international network from the very first step and position yourself for success on a global scale.
- At IU, our goal is to give you the tools you need to build a successful career. That’s why 94% of our graduates find a job within 3 months of graduating.
- Our degrees are recognised and accredited globally, giving you better chances to succeed in the international job market.
- We offer flexible payment options, to suit every student. You can pay for your studies each month, or on a yearly basis.
Earn a degree in an in-demand profession and develop all of the skills you need in order to secure your professional future.
Boost your career. Earn a dual degree
With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.
Start your studies at IU, apply for your British certificate* and you will automatically be awarded a degree from LSBU following your graduation if all of your study requirements have been fulfilled successfully.
Send in your application form, and get in touch with our Student Advisory Team, and receive your British graduation certificate after you’ve successfully graduated from IU.
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What is the core content? The Bachelor's degree in Data Science covers all of the relevant fields of knowledge, such as data visualisation, data analysis, machine learning, and software engineering, and aligns them perfectly with one another. As you work through each of these individual topics, the key focus will be on practical problem-solving skills. What’s more, over the programme of your studies you'll compile a portfolio containing various samples of your work and scientifically documenting the skills you have acquired.
Our Bachelor’s study programme has a modular structure, which means that you'll study specific topics that are divided into modules. Once you've successfully completed a module, you will receive ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points that are internationally recognised.
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IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.
Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma Study Pathway.
IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma pathway. By working with Cambridge, IU offers students a special chance to finish their high school diploma while studying for a bachelor's degree. Since they are required for your bachelor's degree, these high school diploma courses are free of charge. The Study Pathway is a unique 12 months course with a 150-hour workload which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The Pathway concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.
In the current CHE ranking (2020-2022), IU tops the Business Administration field in categories of "General Study Conditions," "Contact with Lecturers," "Study Programmes Offered," "Examinations," "Study Organisation," and "Practical Orientation," winning a total of six out of 25 categories and achieving more top category rankings than any of the more than 300 institutions. IU received a 5-star rating for online learning and a score of 99 out of 100 in the QS, Quacquarelli Symonds, Stars Report, making it the first German university to receive such a ranking. It was also given the FIBAA Premium Seal for Digital Excellence and has excelled in 15 out of 23 criteria, including categories like Future Orientation, Knowledge Management, Quality Assurance of Teaching, and retaining the rating for the next five years. It is the only training provider to get the DtGV's Service Award 2022 from the German Society for Consumer Studies given that it has a dedicated academic staff and trained study coaches who ensure that students are supported throughout their studies.
IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning.
Program Tuition Fee
The Bachelor's degree in Data Science paves the way into various fields of work, e.g. engineering or consulting. What’s more, our programmes combine state-of-the-art lectures with industry-leading best practice examples and allow you to advance your career. Once you’ve completed your degree, you could work as:
(Junior) Data Engineer
As a data engineer, you take care of all relevant processes related to the generation, storage, maintenance, processing, and dissemination of data. The development and monitoring of the hardware and software infrastructure are crucial. This includes designing, purchasing, and setting up all the necessary components that are appropriate for the respective requirements. Furthermore, as a data expert, you are responsible for the security and stability of the entire system as well as compliance with data protection and data security.
(Junior) Data Scientist
As a data scientist, you systematically evaluate data and extract knowledge. Based on your findings, you support the company management, especially in strategic decisions. You also know how to present your knowledge clearly and communicate it to third parties without specific technical knowledge. Data scientists usually act in an advisory capacity and provide support in difficult situations. With your know-how, you are an expert, especially in the area of business intelligence and big data.
(Junior) Digital Analytics Consultant
As an expert, you know how to correctly evaluate the flood of digital information and data - regardless of the end device. The goal is to filter out exactly the data that provides the customer with important information and figures so that they can derive trends and customer needs for their market from it. To achieve this, data must not only be collected and visualised but also correctly interpreted. Strategic consulting is therefore one of the traits of a digital analytics consultant.