Full time & Part time Any Month MSc 12 months (60 ECTS) or 24 months (120 ECTS)
Business & Management (5) Computer Science (8)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the M.Sc. Data Science programme at IU, where your expertise in Machine Learning and Big Data Technologies will be honed to perfection. Choose from four specialised tracks, including Data Science for Smart Manufacturing and Data Science for Autonomous Vehicles, tailored to meet your career aspirations. With the flexibility of online learning, you can earn your Master's degree in just one year, balancing studies with work and family commitments effortlessly. Upon completion, coveted roles like Senior Data Scientist and Data Science Developer await you, propelling you towards a successful career in data-driven industries. The programme's entry requirements are flexible, allowing you to substitute ECTS credits with relevant work experience. Benefit from IU's esteemed accreditations and rankings, ensuring a top-notch educational experience. Elevate your career globally with IU's M.Sc. Data Science programme and unlock a world of opportunities.

About the course

The Master of Data Science at the IU deepens your knowledge of all areas of Data Science with contents like Machine Learning and Big Data Technologies. With the completion of your studies you are an expert in Data Science and by this you can open doors to exciting and diverse jobs like Senior Data Scientist or Data Science Developer.

What you will learn from us

Find the best programme for your needs and career goals: at IU we offer four different master´s programmes specialising in Data Science:

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Entry Requirements

If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience for your online degree instead.

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.

English Language Skills:
IU English courses B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge)*

*Please note that IU English courses isn't accepted as a language certificate for on-campus study programs

 Course Content

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Where will I study?

Where is IU International University of Applied Sciences


Student Profile

Max Euler

Turning a hobby into a profession: IU alumnus Max Euler realised this dream when he founded R3PREZ3NT, an agency focused on professional gamers and corporate consulting. He developed the concept during his studies at IU and wrote his bachelor’s thesis on eSports.

"My degree programme at IU gave me the tools to start my own business."


• IU is International: IU is proud of its large international network which continues to grow.
• IU is Digital: IU are experts in innovative, online learning and allow students to study easily from any device with digital tools, a large online library, and learning materials.
• IU is Flexible: Students who study online with IU, can choose between full-time or part-time study models and choose when they want to learn—great for people who have work or family commitments.
• IU is Practical: In addition to practical knowledge, students have access to advisors, a huge network of international students and alumni, and connections to 6,000 IU partners.
• And, of course, quality: IU and its programmes are certified and accredited and have won many awards. It has achieved top ratings on the CHE ranking and top marks for online studies in the QS Stars ratings. At a teaching level, professors at IU all have at least five years’ industry experience in their field to ensure students gain relevant and insightful knowledge.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to 67% in Scholarships


IU has always aimed to enable as many motivated students as possible, from any background, to access further education. They continue to offer scholarships to students who are high academic achievers, female leaders in technical fields, great contributors to society, and more. For online students at IU, scholarships of up to 67% are available! So, students can save a huge amount on tuition fees, not to mention the costs saved by learning at home without the need to travel or pay for accommodation.

Application Procedure

1. Complete and submit your online application
2. Get contacted by your personal study advisor within 48 hours
3. Discuss your scholarship or discount opportunities based on your work experience and academic performance with your study advisor

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