Applied Data Science

University of Stavanger

24 months
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MSc in Applied Data Science at University of Stavanger is a two-year Master's program that aims to increase the ICT competence of engineers from different fields.


Applied Data Science students will learn to extract relevant information from a compilation of large datasets from different sources. The ability to create, manage and exploit data has become one of the most important challenges for practitioners in most disciplines, sectors, and industries.

Students with expertise in Applied Data Science will be highly sought after in the future labor market, where they will contribute to the development of smart solutions and digitization.


A candidate with a completed 2-year Master’s degree in Applied Data Science at University of Stavanger shall have the following total learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competences:Knowledge

  • K1: Advanced knowledge within Data Science, which includes data processing, data, machine learning, data extraction, statistics and typical programming languages for the area, including: Python and R.
  • K2: Specialized insight into data analysis.
  • K3: In-depth knowledge of scientific theory and methods in Data Science.
  • K4: Apply knowledge about algorithms for statistical analysis, machine learning or data extraction in new areas within data science.
  • K5: Analyse professional issues based on the fourth science paradigm, 4Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety, and variability), data-driven approach, CRISP-DM (cross-industry standard process for data mining).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Modeling and Computational Engineering
  •  Probability and Statistics 
  •  Database Systems
  •  Data Mining and Deep Learning
  •  Machine learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Only Nordic citizens and applicants residing in Norway can apply to this master programme.  (Applicants with foreign education: Deadline 1 March.)




120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligible for master's programmes in Norway, you need to document a bachelor's degree of minimum three years. Depending on where you completed upper secondary education, you may be required to have more than three years of university education. Please check the GSU-list for detailed information and requirements for each country. 

A Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent is required.

The degree must include at least:

  • 10 ECTS credits in informatics/computer sciences/an introductory course for engineers including programming
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 (EUR 69) per semester. 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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