M.Sc. On Campus

Social and Economic Data Science

University of Konstanz

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The Social and Economic Data Science programme of the University of Konstanz puts a heavy emphasis on foundational issues including problems of measurement, representation and causal inference which are often overlooked in current big data analytics.


The Social and Economic Data Science programme of the University of Konstanz is tailored for students with a BA degree in the behavioural and social sciences, and a proven interest in quantitative and computational methods. The modular structure of the programme covers the methodological, mathematical, computational and statistical foundation of data science, advanced computational and statistical methods, programming and scripting, and applications to question of crucial interest in economics, political science, psychology and sociology. The departments involved offer many opportunities for student exchanges, internships and collaborations with ongoing research projects. The programme's broad methodological and substantive scope prepares the students for a rapidly growing job market for data scientists in industry, government, NGOs and academia.

Career prospects

The acquired skills will enable our graduates to work for polling firms and market research institutes, in online marketing, as political advisors or consultants. Some graduates have decided to strive towards a doctoral degree, while others have found positions at Start-Ups a well as international companies, such as:

  • Blackwood Seven
  • codecentric
  • Deloitte
  • GfK Zürich
  • Haufe-Lexware Services GmbH & Co. KG
  • Lufthansa Industry Solutions
  • OneMarketData
  • SpringerNature
  • Steadforce GmbH

Programme Structure

  • To make sure that all students meet the same academic standards, they will attend fundamental courses from outside their original academic field during their first and second semester.
  • Second-year students take advanced modules from the Master’s programs at the participating departments (Dept. of Economics, Dept. of Politics and Public Administration, Dept. of Computer Science, Dept. of Sociology, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Dept. of Psychology). A data analysis project, which may take the form of an internship, will serve the development of practical skills. The Master’s thesis is then to be written in the student’s field of choice.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An above average Bachelor's degree, at least corresponding to the German grade 2,5 (good) in Economics, Mathematics/Statistics, Political Science, Computer Science, Sociology or Psychology.
  • Please include a curriculum vitae in English as well as a one-page statement of purpose written in English showing your suitability and motivation for pursuing the Master's programme.
  • Two letters of recommendation from university teachers who are able to comment on your suitability and motivation for participating in the Master's programme.
  • Although not mandatory, results of the GRE test are desirable if you did not complete your undergraduate degree in Germany.
  • You will need to provide evidence of knowledge from at least two focus areas, acquired in at least three courses during your Bachelor’s degree, as listed below.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Konstanz

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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