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Data Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Skövde, Sweden
Data Science degree offered by the University of Skövde is the collective name for various kinds of methods that are used to analyse large quantities of complex data, also known as big data. Data science provides critical support to decision makers in many professions, allowing them to make decisions based on information specific to their particular circumstances. 
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The focus of your studies

Data Science degree offered by the University of Skövde focuses on three main areas: intelligent data analysis, programming and decision support. You will study courses in artificial intelligence, data mining, programming and visual data analysis, finishing your studies with performing a thesis project.

The University of Skövde has a strong research profile in informatics. This means that after graduation there are excellent opportunities for you to continue your studies and pursue a doctoral degree. All of the teachers in the programme have experience in data science research and the majority are working on ground-breaking projects so that students are exposed to the latest trends in this important and exciting area.

The career opportunities are almost endless. With a degree in Data Science, you can work, for example, as a data analyst, a software developer, or a technical specialist. There is an extensive and increasing demand, nationally and internationally, for data scientists who master this subject and who understand all the links in the chain of processing, analysing, and extracting knowledge from big data.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Programming
  • Data Mining
  • Master Degree Project in Informatics with Specialization in Data Science
  • Big Data Programming
  • Scientific Theory in Informatics
  • Visual Data Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree from your country/countries of study.
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. 
  • Proof of English language skills
  • In order to speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document.
  • For most master's level courses and programmes, the requirement is also the equivalent of English 6/English Course B, though some may require a lower or higher level of English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12310 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Programmes in price bracket 2 (P2): 130,000 SEK (per academic year – 60 ECTS)

Living costs for Skövde

  • 6850 - 9320 SEK/month
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