Master
Data Science

Do you want to become a data expert and secure the best opportunities on the job market? A Master in Data Science will pave the way for a successful career in the technology sector.

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In this age of digitalisation, Data Science is playing an increasingly important role in the media landscape and social discourse. Exciting use cases, technological innovations, or controversial discussions: it’s not always easy to keep track. Data Scientists are in great demand. In many organisations, data literacy and therefore the number of “Citizen Data Scientists” – people who create models based on advanced diagnostic analytics, although their actual jobs are outside this area of competence – is increasing. Experts are therefore indispensable when it comes to developing and testing hypotheses.

Our Master in Data Science focuses primarily on current developments in software and infrastructure engineering, as well as on Big Data technology. You’ll learn to fully develop your problem-solving skills and take a methodical, focused, and logical approach to data science problems.

In order to best prepare you for the international job market, all of our study programmes are offered 100% in English. What are you waiting for?

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You decide where and when you want to study
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Overview Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance

  • Study model
    Master of Science (MSc)
    120 or 60 ECTS
    Language: English
  • Duration of study
    Regular study period 24 or 12 months
    Different time models
    Start your studies at anytime
  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 246 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English
    Currently in the process of being accredited

    60 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1109920
  • Admission
    Completed undergraduate degree
  • Reduce your study fees
    Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
    The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
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Content

Course overview

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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Careers

Your Master in Data Science career outlook

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.

Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Master degree in Data Science

Full-time study is not always easy to manage, depending on your personal or professional situation. That’s why we’ve developed part-time programmes that offer flexible and extended study periods for all of our courses. This way, you can study alongside your job or in your free time, wherever you want. The various models are all identical in content. We will adapt your tuition fees to suit your programme model. If you choose the part-time option, your weekly study workload will be reduced.

Worried you won’t finish your degree in the designated time? No problem! We have the right programme model for you. If you realise that you’ll need more time, you can simply change to a different time model by giving three months’ notice to the end of the month. Here are our various programme models:

Only until 20.04.2021

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

518€ /mtl 729€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
Only until 20.04.2021

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

408€ /mtl 549€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
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Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

343€ /mtl 449€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
Additional charges

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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.

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All our study programmes include the following benefits
  • Teaching and study material

  • Marking of your end-of-module exams

  • Free 4-week trial

  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors

  • Use of the online campus

  • Individual study coaching

  • Online exams

  • No charge for extension of course duration

  • Career coaching

Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point.

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised.Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a call-back appointment to discuss recognition
Admission

Entry requirements

We make it possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General Admission requirements
Work experience
English language skills
Additional specialist knowledge
Why IU is the best choice
  • Your studies are flexible and 100% online

    Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

  • Accredited & Globally recognised

    IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

  • You gain full support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time.

  • The ideal mix of theory & practice

    Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of specialisations you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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