Data Science

Our Bachelor of Data Science is your opportunity to learn how to analyse, handle, and utilise data to inform decisions and build processes that ensure business success and more all over the world.

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Data Science encompasses the generation of insights and value from raw data and is the core of digital businesses across all sectors. It's a field that requires a diverse mix of capabilities and skills, and never gets boring. Data informs key decisions, leads to optimisation of existing processes, and is the enabler of entirely new business models via data insights and automation. When you take a bachelor's degree in data science you join the data revolution that is leading major changes in businesses, economies, and societies today.

What makes IU your best choice
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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
    180 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
    Dual Degree: Available
  • Duration of study
    36 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    Online: From 375 75 euros per month
    On Campus: From 583 349 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    180 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    180 ECTS - English - On Campus
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    High School Certificate
    Scholarship Programme Options
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
On Campus: Official start date 01.10.2022 (English, 180 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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IU has partnered with London South Bank University (LSBU) 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 UK degree: a major advantage for international career prospects! No extra study courses or travelling required. For all Bachelor programmes, the UK degree you receive upon graduation is a Bachelor with honours (Hons) – a sign for the high quality of your study programme! This offers you a significant advantage over the competition in the working world. 

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 Bachelor in Data Science is an ideal opportunity to dive deep into technical skills step-by-step with a hands-on approach and expert guidance. Our professors make sure you gain the hacking skills, maths and statistical knowledge, and domain expertise needed with the right balance of supervised and independent study. We put much emphasis on practical work throughout your degree, helping you to acquire a portfolio of projects to demonstrate your skills once you graduate.

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During your studies, you can choose from several electives to specialise in the area you're interested in.

Data Engineer
Data Analyst
AI Specialist
Applied Sales
Supply Chain Management
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Career outlook

With our approach to learning, you will gain the expertise, knowledge, and soft skills to become a valuable employee in any team or company. Whether analysing data, creating pipelines, or offering data consultancy services, you are sure to find an exciting career that could take you anywhere in the world.

(Junior) Data Engineer

As a Data Engineer, you take care of the data pipelines of your enterprise. You employ technical expertise in relevant Cloud and Big Data technologies together with current operational methodologies in order to reliably ensure access to data for all business functions.

(Junior) Data Scientist

From the layout of analytic pipelines to the design of machine learning models, from data quality improvements to the presentation and communication of data related insights, the job market for Data Scientists is as variegated as the field itself, offering a host of opportunities to find someone's niche.

(Junior) Analytics Consultant

Virtually all major consulting companies as well as a lot of specialised consultancies have taken up on the huge demand in the field of Data Science by offering consultancy services with analytics focus. Thus, there is a thriving job market with a wealth of interesting opportunities to tap into.

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 36 months

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

€583 €117 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 48 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now


Duration 72 months

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

€375 €75 / 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
  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
  • 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

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Admission Requirements (Bachelor)
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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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