M.Sc. Online

Data Science

IU International University of Applied Sciences

12 months
2388 EUR/year
2388 EUR/year
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The business world is highly dependent on analysing, evaluating, and optimising performance to stay competitive—and data scientists enable this. 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. 


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. With IU, you can study from the comfort of your home, 100% online.


The Master in Data Science is a significant door opener and definitely a boost for a fantastic career in data-driven businesses. IU helps you to experience the best online studies and supports you on your way to a breathtaking career. 

Please take a look below at some practical examples of great positions this degree can lead to.

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.

Two Degrees, Double the Advantage

IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to have your degree validated by two institutions. When you choose this option, you’ll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree, giving you a major career boost! This opportunity comes with no extra study courses or traveling.


IU 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. Also, IU is the first German university that achieved a 5-star rating for Online Learning from QS.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Statistics
  • Use Case and Evaluation
  • Seminar: Current Topics in Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Case Study: Model Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.



120 - 60 ECTS



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic Requirements:

  •  Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution in relevant field
  • At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous degree
  • 60ECTS: Your undergraduate degree should be worth 240ECTS credits
  • 120ECTS: Your undergraduate degree should be worth 180ECTS credits

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

  • To start a 60-ECTS MBA (One-Year MBA), you need a minimum of 210 ECTS from your previous studies and one year of work experience. You need to provide proof of an additional year of work experience until the end of your programme.

English Level (60ECTS/120ECTS):

  • Proof of English skills
  • If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills

  • Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge) 

Work experience

For some 60-ECTS master programmes, you will need to have achieved one year of professional work experience before starting your studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2388 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2388 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2388 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2388 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.


  • €199/ month (12 months)

  • €155/ month (18 months)

  • €121/ month (24 Months)


  • €150/ month (24 months)

  • €111/ month (36 months)

  • €98/ month (48 months)

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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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