Start your online study programme in Data Science now
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.
Versatile & InnovativeYour digital learning journey with personal support!
Top-level educationFirst-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%.
Study programme & degreeBachelor of Science (BSc) 180 ECTS
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
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 209€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
180 ECTS - English
AR-Siegel, ZFU 1110120c
- Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
- Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
- You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
- Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.
(Junior) Data Engineer
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.
(Junior) Data Scientist
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.
(Junior) Digital Analytics Consultant
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.
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 for Bachelor’s degree courses and €799 for Master’s degree courses. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
Optional additional charges for international exams
Separate charges are payable for exams taken outside Germany, Austria and Switzerland. These are to be paid to the exam centre on site and currently amount to (where necessary in the local currency):
For exams taken this way, 120 euros is payable for single or multiple exams taken within an exam slot lasting up to max. 120 minutes.
For exams lasting more than 120 minutes up to 360 minutes, 170 euros is payable to the respective institute per exam slot.
As an alternative, students can make use of our online exam option which allows them to sit their exams at any place and time without any additional charges.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
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Additional costs for your Master's for Professionals: One-time fee for master’s entrance exam: 500€ (includes the course „Academic Work“)
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 must register your application for a dual degree via myCampus before you have reached 50% of your course work (including recognized ECTS).
Our student advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the dual degree.
*In addition to all English-language MBA-programmes, this includes the following English-language programmes: BA Business Administration, BA International Management, BA International Management, BSc Computer Science, BSc Data Science, MA Management, MSc Artificial Intelligence, MSc Computer Science, MSc Data Science, MSc Data Science.
Please note that not all elective compulsory modules are recognised by LSBU and you do not qualify for the dual degree if you choose them.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
With a general entrance qualification (university entrance qualification) or advanced technical college certificate (vocational school diploma: academic and practical part) you can join our Bachelor’s degree programme straight away and without taking an exam. With a subject-related entrance qualification, depending on what subject you focus on, you can either start your Bachelor’s study programme straight away or get started with a trial period of study.
Graduates from Waldorf schools and the Baden-Württemberg Vocational College may need to get their school or college to recognise their certificate and verify any additional achievements if they wish to study in another federal state. To get the recognition, please contact your school or college.
You can, however, also study without a (vocational) university entrance qualification at the IU International University of Applied Sciences. You just need:
- A master craftsman’s diploma/certificate or
- Advanced further training (e.g. as an IHK business administrator) or
- Vocational training of at least two years with subsequent work experience of at least three years (full time): Depending on what you want to study and the focus of your training and professional activity, you can get started with a trial period of study immediately or prove your eligibility to study another way.
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) or
- equivalent proof (e.g. Speexx B2.2 Certificate, complimentary when signing up with IU)
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
Personalised & flexible
You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies!
State-approved & award-winning
Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to Fernstudiencheck.de, they are 96% likely to recommend us.
Here for you – personally
Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching.
Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.
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