Master-Distance Learning Data Science

Study by your own rules
60 or 120 ECTS German or English
Distance Learning

Start your online master’s programme in Data Science today

Data rules the digital world – and you know how to use it! In your master’s programme in Data Science, you learn how to collect, evaluate and read data records. You learn how to identify data patterns in areas such as equity analysis, autonomous systems or language and text recognition. This knowledge qualifies you for leading positions in IT! 

Depending on your background, we offer you a choice of two master’s programmes: The 120 ECTS programme builds on a bachelor’s degree in a related subject

You have professional experience in IT? Then our 60 ECTS programme is right for you.

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Science (MSc) 60 or 120 ECTS
    German or English
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    12-48 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study 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 fees
    Starting at 306€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    The IU International University of applied sciences is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now
Study Programs

Your online master’s programmes in Data Science

The Data Science master’s is available as a 60 ECTS or 120 ECTS programme

 Your admission requirements for the 60 ECTS programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate degree  
  • 240 or 210 ECTS from the first degree: Direct access with proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme  
  • With 180 ECTS from the first degree: Attendance of courses amounting to 30 ECTS AND proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience OR proof of at least two years of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme  
  • Previous knowledge of the basics of industrial software technology and statistics (you can complete these courses with us free of charge before starting your studies) 
  • To be admitted, you must complete the courses “Advanced Mathematics” / “Weiterführende Mathematik” and “Programming with Python” / “Programmieren mit Python” or deliver proof of equivalent previous knowledge. You can also complete these courses with us free of charge before starting your studies. 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German or English 

 Your advantage: Build on your professional experience and complete your master’s degree in no time. 

Your admission requirements for the 120 ECTS programme  

  • Completed undergraduate degree with a focus on economics 
  • Proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme (must be acquired after completing the undergraduate degree) 
  • Previous knowledge of the basics of industrial software technology and statistics (you can complete these courses with us free of charge before starting your studies) 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German or English  

 Your advantage: Invest a little more time and expand the knowledge from your bachelor’s degree. 

Personal counselling
Any questions?

Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!

100% Flexible

At IU you study at your own pace

100% your way

Take your IU study programme with you – no matter whether you’re on your way to work or traveling the world. You even get to choose whether you want to take your exams online or on site.

Innovative

The online campus and our study app IU Learn are innovative smart tools for every learning style. You study according to your individual needs.

Specialised
Your electives allow you to focus on those areas that best fit your goals. You prepare for the career you want with the subjects you care about.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now
Advantages

Your advantages in IU Distance Learning

Your degree brings with it many career advantages, such as the chance of a salary increase, more attractive tasks or career advancement. In addition, you will develop personally! We make sure that you can integrate your studies as flexibly as possible into your daily work and family life.
Salary increase
After graduating, you can benefit from a salary increase of up to 25%.
Professional development
This study programme is ideal for your professional development.
Career boost
We offer you a wide range of specialist knowledge to increase your value on the job market.

Your electives in the master’s programme in Data Management

Your master’s programme in Data Management is as practice-oriented as possible! In the 60 ECTS programme, you choose one of the 3 electives of “Big Data und Software Engineering”, “Produktionsmethoden Industrie 4.0 und Automatisierungstechnik” or “Angewandtes Autonomes Fahren”. In the 120 ECTS programme, you choose two out of 13 electives to prepare for your career. Your options include modules such as “Data Science Specialist”, “Cognitive Computing” and “Business Analyst”.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now
Request information material free of charge now

Find out more about IU and your study programme in your personal brochure.

For free

Info brochure

  • Contents and specialisations of your programme
  • Career opportunities
  • Information on financing options
Careers

Your professional future

Senior Data Scientist

You’re a natural at managing data? Perfect! As a senior data scientist, you are in charge of collecting data, analysing it and using the results to maximise the potential within your company. In your senior position, you are a mentor for juniors, manage a team and make important decisions. 

Find out more about our 120 ECTS programme

Why IU is the best choice
  • 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. 

  • Practically oriented

    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.