We are surrounded by data. In the online study programme Data Science, you learn how to interpret data correctly in order to set trends – today and in the future.
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The most important economic and social development of our time is digitalisation. Digital technologies not only permeate all areas of interpersonal communication, but also determine our economic activities. In doing so, they not only reproduce existing forms, but also enable new business models that were not possible before. A characteristic feature of this is the consistent use of data. No matter when, no matter where. Data Science is, therefore, the core science of all digitisation processes.
The online study programme Data Science covers, among other things, the areas of Data Preparation, Visualisation and Analysis. You learn to approach Data Science problems methodically, purposefully and logically. The focus is primarily on practical problem-solving skills.
100% flexibleYou decide where and when you want to study.
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Study programme & degreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 180 ECTS
Full-time or part-time
Application & starting dateStart immediately or anytime
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension36-72 months, depending on model
Extension possible free of charge
LocationsStudy programme independent of time & place
No mandatory attendance
Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
Exams online or at nearest examination centre
Study feesStarting at 229€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
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Programme overview in B.Sc. Data Science online study programme
What does the content focus on? The Bachelor's study programme in Data Science contains all relevant knowledge areas such as Data Visualisation, Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Software Engineering and aligns them perfectly. The focus in the development of individual topics is always on practical problem-solving skills. In the course of your studies, you will also develop a portfolio that contains various work samples and scientifically documents the competencies you have achieved.
Our Bachelor's degree programme is modular, i.e. you study based on subject areas that are divided into so-called modules. After successfully completing the modules, you will be credited with ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System), which document your achievements. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and, of course, recognised.
Your career prospects in the field of Data Science
The Bachelor's study programme in Data Science offers many fields of activity, e.g. in engineering or consulting. Our programmes also combine cutting-edge lectures with industry-leading best practice and allow you to further your career abroad. After graduation, you will be able to work, for example, as a ...
As a data engineer, you take care of all relevant processes related to the generation, storage, maintenance, processing, and dissemination of data. The development and monitoring of the hardware and software infrastructure are crucial. This includes designing, purchasing, and setting up all the necessary components that are appropriate for the respective requirements. Furthermore, as a data expert, you are responsible for the security and stability of the entire system as well as compliance with data protection and data security.
As a data scientist, you systematically evaluate data and extract knowledge. Based on your findings, you support the company management, especially in strategic decisions. You also know how to present your knowledge clearly and communicate it to third parties without specific technical knowledge. Data scientists usually act in an advisory capacity and provide support in difficult situations. With your know-how, you are an expert, especially in the area of business intelligence and big data.
As an expert, you know how to correctly evaluate the flood of digital information and data - regardless of the end device. The goal is to filter out exactly the data that provides the customer with important information and figures so that they can derive trends and customer needs for their market from it. To achieve this, data must not only be collected and visualised, but also correctly interpreted. Strategic consulting is therefore one of the traits of a digital analytics consultant.
Study model and prices for the Bachelor's online study programme in Data Science
Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.
Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:
Duration 36 Months
Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.
Duration 48 Months
Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.
Duration 72 Months
Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.
The total price includes a one-off graduation fee in the amount of €699. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
We charge 5€/shipment within Europe* and 10€/shipment for the rest of the world if you require the printed study scripts to be delivered outside of Germany.
*This includes the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom, Cyprus.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
Cloud-based open source tools: in order to make use of cloud-based open source tools during your studies, you will need a desktop PC or laptop. Neither is included in the package of services we provide.
Get your Dual Degree.
With the dual degree from IU International University and LSBU, London South Bank University, you have the opportunity to obtain a fully-fledged UK degree* in addition to the German one – for a one-time fee in the amount of € 750. You will then complete your studies at IU International University.
This is how it works:
You simply register for your dual degree via myCampus.
Once you have successfully completed your studies, you will automatically be awarded the UK degree certificate, as the study programmes at IU International University of Applied Sciences and LSBU are aligned with one another and, therefore, equivalent.
What is the LSBU?
With over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries, London South Bank University stands out above all for its internationality. Like IU International University of Applied Sciences, LSBU has won several awards and is committed to ensuring the best career prospects for its students. Our partnership has one primary goal: Qualify for the best jobs in the world with a dual degree.
Are you enrolled in a study programme approved for the dual degree qualification? Then you have the opportunity to register for your dual degree via myCampus:
Register for your dual degree
- 1. Select Application for UK degree certificate from the Application Management section of your myCampus profile.
- 2. Register for your dual degree using the application form in myCampus. You must register before you have reached 50% of your course work.
- 3. Receive your dual degree and thus the academic degree (UK) directly from LSBU.
You can only apply for the Dual Degree track if you have achieved less than half of the ECTS credits (including ECTS recognised towards your programme). For MBA programmes with 90 ECTS, you also need to prove at least two years of relevant work experience at the time of your application for the Dual Degree.
Our student advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the dual degree.
*This includes all English-language MBA-programmes with 90 ECTS and the following English-language programmes with more than 60 ECTS: B.A. Business Administration, B.A. International Management, B.A. International Management, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Data Science, M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc. Computer Science, M.Sc. Data Science, MBA MBA - Big Data Management, MBA MBA – Engineering Management, MBA MBA – Finance & Accounting, MBA MBA – IT Management, MBA MBA – International Marketing, MBA Master of Business Administration, MBA Master of Business Administration.
Free trial phase of four weeks*
Access to online libraries
Personal assistance from lecturers
Online campus with innovative study tools
Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning
Individual study and career coaching
Online exams around the clock
License for Microsoft Office and Teams
Flexible extension of study duration
Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!
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Recognition of Achievements
Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.
- Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
- Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point
Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.
Send an email to email@example.com to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.
If you have your A-levels or a vocational diploma, you can start your bachelor’s programme right away without additional examination.
Graduates of Waldorf schools and the “Berufskolleg Baden-Württemberg” may have to have their diploma approved by their school and show proof of additional achievements to be able to study in another federal state. Please contact your school for an approval.
You can also study at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) without a high school diploma. To do so, you simply need:
- A master craftsman's certificate or
- Advanced professional training (e.g. as an IHK business administrator) or
- At least two years of recognized vocational training in Germany, followed by at least 3 years of professional experience (full-time)*: Depending on the focus of your training and professional activity and what you want to study, you can start directly with a trial phase or prove your aptness in other ways.
*If you have completed your vocational training and professional experience within Europe, but outside of Germany, the university will carry out an equivalency assessment. EU qualifications can be accepted as equivalent if your vocational qualification is comparable to a German vocational qualification at level DQR 4.
We, therefore, ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or
- IELTS (minimum Level 6) or
- Duolingo English-Test (minimum 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
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