START YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE IN DATA SCIENCE WITH IU
From the optimisation of existing production lines to the creation of new business models: data-driven decisions are at the centre of digital business. Data is becoming a most important asset to tackling the challenges of tomorrow. Learning to utilise data as part of a Master's in Data Science will open the door to numerous career opportunities that could take you anywhere in the world.
What makes IU your best choice
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All the important details about this programme
Master of Science (M.Sc.)120 or 60 ECTSStudy format: OnlineDual Degree: Available
Duration of study
24 or 12 monthsPart time models available
From 489 98 euros per month
120 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards60 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
Completed Undergraduate Degree
Scholarship Programme Option
Field Specific Knowledge
1 Year of Work Experience
Reduce your study fees
Many scholarship options available
IU has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to turn your programme into a dual degree. When you choose this option, you'll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree: a major advantage for international career prospects! No extra study courses or travelling required.
To avoid disappointment, students need to sign up for this offer within 4 weeks of enrolment, so don’t miss out!
Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.
The IU Master's degree in Data Science builds a solid base for you to understand the concepts behind advanced algorithms used to process and analyse data, make data-driven predictions, and critically evaluate performance success based on key performance indicators. These analytical skills and our practical use-case based approach will fuel your professional success as companies are constantly searching for talented graduates in this field.
Seminar: Data Science and Society
Use Case and Evaluation
Project: Data Science Use Case
Programming with Python
Big Data Technologies
Cyber Security and Data Protection
Case Study: Model Engineering
Software Engineering for Data Intensive Sciences
Seminar: Current Topics in Data Science
Master Thesis & Colloquium
For the 120-ECTS programme, you’ll choose two elective modules, equaling 20 ECTS credits of your overall degree.
Our international Master programme in Data Science is the ideal foundation to gain a head start into a successful career analysing, optimising, or innovating businesses anywhere in the world. Graduates from our courses go to become technical gurus, team-leaders of successful data-science teams or value-driven masterminds who turn data into action.
As a Senior Data Scientist, you are typically responsible for all aspects of transforming data into value, from designing the technical infrastructure to building advanced machine and deep learning models, as well as improving data quality and evaluating the performance of the predictions. Senior Data Scientists often act as mentors to more junior team members.
As a Data Science Developer, you are typically responsible for designing, building and maintaining the data science infrastructure and cloud services. You develop and deploy machine and deep learning models and make sure that all relevant data are accessible. In many cases, you are also responsible to assess and improve the quality of the data used in the project.
As a data science consultant, you help companies and teams to achieve their goals in becoming a predictive enterprise. You are typically responsible to identify potential use-cases, perform the initial project planning and define the relevant measures and metrics to define success.
Study Models & Fees
Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full time or part time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.
Duration 12 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
Duration 18 months
Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:
Duration 24 months
Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:
The prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fee, scholarship or other discounts. All displayed offers do not include students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. Additional fees may apply.
Gain your extra LSBU validated UK degree for €1,490 on top of your IU degree. (Only applicable to dual degree ready programmes)
Our IU study programmes include the following benefits
Take exams online
Access to partner network
Free extension of study period
Online library as well as podcasts and videos
Flexible payment options
Correction and assessment of module exams
Support and career services
What our students say
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- Completed degree from a public or officially recognised 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
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%!
This helps you get started as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses even when you don't meet the full ECTS requirements yet. If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience instead.
- To start a 120-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 180 ECTS credits from your previous studies.
- To start a 60-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 240 ECTS credits from your previous studies but can “bridge” up to 60 ECTS with 2 years of professional experience.
Once all admissions documents are provided and any relevant admissions courses are complete, you can move forward and finish your degree.
Questions? Speak to one of our study advisors, they will guide you through every step of the process.
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 such as through work experience. 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 such as through work experience. You can take these courses online with us for free.
For our 60-ECTS programmes, you will need at least one year of professional work experience before starting your studies (achieved after previous studies).
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
We therefore ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
Study the Way You Want To
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 International 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.
Gain Real 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 full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.
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. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience.