Do you want to become a data expert and secure the best opportunities on the job market? A Master’s degree in Data Science will pave your way for a successful career in the technology sector.
Start your online Master in Data Science
In this age of digitization, data science plays an increasingly important role in the media landscape and our social discourse. Exciting use cases, technological innovations, or controversial discussions: it’s not always easy to keep track.
As a result of the field`s vitality, data scientists are in great demand. In many organizations, 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. Against this background, data science experts are indispensable when it comes to developing and testing hypotheses, as they are the ones who help companies make sense of the data they collect.
Our online 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 how to take a methodical, focused, and logical approach to data science problems.
Online course overview
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, who can develop challenging data science applications and systems, in both the private and public sectors.
60 or 120 ECTS*
Study duration & extension
12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Accredited & Globally Recognized
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 can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.
In partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)* to offer you the opportunity to earn a validated UK degree in addition to your German degree from IU. Once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you will automatically receive the LSBU validated degree on top of your certificate from IU.
*LSBU (London South Bank University) is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.
60 ECTS: USD2,434 for the full program
90 ECTS: USD 2,919 for the full program
120 ECTS: USD 3,159 for the full program
Application fee: USD95
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.
*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.
When do I start?
For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.
Completed degree from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution. For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits. For 120-ECTS programmes, you will need to have 180 ECTS credits. At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education.
To study the 120 ECTS version of this degree, you will need to have taken courses “Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics” and “Introduction to Computer Science” or demonstrate equivalent knowledge. You can take these courses online with us for free.
To study the 60 ECTS version of this degree, you will need to have taken courses “Programming with Python”, “Advanced Mathematics”, “Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics” and “Introduction to Computer Science” or demonstrate equivalent knowledge. You can take these courses online with us for free.
*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.