Data Science

The business world is highly dependent on analysing, evaluating, and optimising performance to stay competitive—and data scientists enable this. With a Master’s in Data Science, that could be you.

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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.  

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    120 or 60 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
    Dual Degree: Available
  • Duration of study
    24 or 12 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    Online: From 489 98 euros per month
    On Campus: From 750 499 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    60 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    60 ECTS - English - On Campus
    Currently in accreditation process

    120 ECTS - English - On Campus
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    Completed Undergraduate Degree
    Scholarship Programme Option
    Field Specific Knowledge
    English Skills
    Work Experience
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
On Campus: Official start date 01.10.2022 (English, 60 ECTS)
On Campus: Official start date 01.10.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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One Degree, Two Qualifications: Dual Degree Offer with LSBU

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 before reaching 50 percent of ECTS points, so don’t miss out!

Make the path to your degree simple

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. 

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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.

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For the 120-ECTS programme, you’ll choose two elective modules, equaling 20 ECTS credits of your overall degree.

Data Science Specialist
Technical Project Lead
Data Engineer
Business Analyst
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Career outlook

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.

Senior Data Scientist

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.

Data Science Developer

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.

Data Science Consultant

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.  

Full time

Duration 12 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€996 €199 / month Apply now

Part time

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:

€775 €155 / month Apply now


Duration 24 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€606 €121 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea, the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

**Dual Degree information:

Gain your extra LSBU validated UK degree for €750 on top of your IU degree. (Only applicable to dual degree ready programmes)

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • 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

  • Online forums

  • Support and career services

What our students say

  • In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.

    Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Master Admission Requirements
Scholarship Programme: Help Getting Started
Field Specific Knowledge
English Skills
Work Experience
Why IU is a great choice
  • The Best of Both Worlds

    Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.  

  • 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 courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.

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