M.Sc. Data Science
IU International University of Applied Sciences - Online Studies
12 - 24 months
EUR 10,099 *
Earliest start date
* full-time total fees 60 ECTS; 14.143 €: full-time total fees 120 ECTS. Fees include graduation fee 799€
Start your Master in Data Science Online
The IU online Master Data Science programme gives you all of the theoretical knowledge you need for being an expert in the field. From machine learning to big data systems, you’ll cover a wide range of topics that will help you push any company forward. Your dream data science job awaits you – invest in your future and reap the rewards. And you don’t even have to leave the couch for it! 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? In your Master’s degree in Data Science, you’ll primarily study current developments in software and infrastructure engineering, as well as Big Data technology. As you work through each of these individual topics, the key focus will be on practical problem-solving skills. The aim of this course is to prepare you to work as a specialist developing challenging data science applications and systems in both the private and public sectors.
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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.
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Program Tuition Fee
The online Master in Data Science provides openings in various fields of work, e.g. engineering or consulting. As a specialist, you’ll be able to take on challenging tasks in both the private and public sectors. Once you’ve completed your degree, you could work as:
Senior Data Scientist
As a Senior Data Scientist, you will typically be responsible for all aspects of transforming data into usable value, from designing technical infrastructure and building advanced learning models to improving data quality and evaluating forecasts. As a senior, you'll also mentor juniors, lead a team and drive key decision-making processes. You'll also champion innovative solutions and advise on research and development.
Data Science Consultant
As a Data Science Consultant, you will help companies and teams to achieve their goals in order to become a future-oriented company. Generally, you are responsible for identifying potential use cases, carrying out the initial project planning, and defining the relevant key figures and metrics to monitor success. As an expert, you are fit in dealing with new technologies and complex mathematical methods that enable you to establish completely new approaches.
Data Science Developer
As a Data Science Developer, you are responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the data science infrastructure and cloud services. You develop and implement machine and deep learning models and ensure that all relevant data is accessible. In many cases, you will be in charge of evaluating and improving the quality of the data used in the project. As an expert, you also always have an eye on the big picture in order to set trends in the market.