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Data Science, MSc

New waves of innovations surrounding analytic services have had a significant impact on business and technology over recent years. In this master’s program, you will learn all relevant data science skills which are in demand across all industries in today’s job market.


The practical application of data analytics for business decisions and the emergence of new business areas via data and digitization are another core focus during the course. During the interdisciplinary electives, you have the opportunity to tailor your studies to suit your career goals by selecting modules out of the program’s vast portfolio of game design, UX/UI design or digital media communication. A contemporary leadership and culture module prepares you for you for leadership in the future.


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Key Facts

Starting semesters

Starting semesters

Winter semester: September 

Summer semester: March

Tuition fees | EU applicants

Tuition fees | EU applicants

Standard Track (120 ECTS) and Fast Tracks (90 & 60 ECTS) study options


from € 820 monthly 


Save additional 15%. Please find out more about our fees, additional savings, and your funding options.

Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants

Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants

Standard Track (120 ECTS) and Fast Tracks (90 and 60 ECTS) study options


from € 10,938 yearly


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Master of Science, MSc




Standard: 120 ECTS

Fast-Track: 60 or 90 ECTS



2,3 or 4 semesters

Language of instruction

Language of instruction


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Focus of study

Focus of study

- Small learning groups 

- Preparation for a versatile career path

- Building a network already during studies


The Data Science MSc degree comprises 2,3 or 4 semesters in which you will learn all relevant data science skills which are in demand across all industries in today’s job market. Learn more about the study contents in the curriculum.


UE Curriculum MSc Data Science 60 ECTS UE Curriculum MSc Data Science 90 ECTS UE Curriculum MSc Data Science 120 ECTS

Start your Master's studies at UE with the Master Preparatory Programme Business / Management / IT


The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) offers a Master Preparatory Programme in preparation for the Master's programme in Data Science. With this programme, you will not only be optimally prepared for your studies at UE but also fulfill the necessary admission requirements after successful completion. Within the framework of the Master Preparatory Programme in Business / Management / IT, you will improve your English language skills in just one semester and strengthen your intercultural skills in addition to IT and business knowledge. 


During this Master's degree with our Master Preparatory Programme you'll gain the following skills during the first semester:


  • Advanced-level English (IELTS level 6)
  • Office package plus additional skills (i.e. IT/programming)
  • Statistics (including preparatory course in Master Data Science)
  • Scientific Writing
  • Culture Skills/Networking
  • Setting up and completing a final project

Your advantage: The tuition fees for the Master Preparatory Programme will be credited to your subsequent Master's programme at UE (last semester).

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Benefit from the UE Master's Reform

More flexible, more interdisciplinary, and more practice-oriented - the new Master's programmes make the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) even more attractive! Students of selected MA programmes at UE have the choice of a Master's degree in 60, 90, or 120 ECTS which gives them full flexibility. Students can apply for one of the three options depending on the education they've already achieved and how many ECTS they've already accumulated in their previous Bachelor's (or Master's) courses. Practical experience will also be taken under consideration. 


Learn more about the UE Master's Reform.

UE Students from our MA progamme Innovation Design Management

Students from our MA progamme Innovation Design Management

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is an accredited higher education institution awarded with multiple prices. Our many international students come from all over the world to pursue a highly valued (state and FIBAA recognised) German degree that is entirely taught in English. Also we are ranked as one of the best universities in Germany in the field of business studies (U-Multirank 2018).

At UE, you will study in small course groups. We guarantee you individual mentoring and close contact with the lecturers. Our professors are leading experts in their fields with outstanding teaching, research and business success.

Moreover, we also value the linkage between the higher education and corporate industry ecosystem. The theory you learn will find practical approach in several project weeks. The variety of interdisciplinary courses gives you the chance to determine the content of your studies. We offer modern equipment like projectors in every room, Mac pools, SW programmes and more.

Our lectures cover the relevant methods in data analytics and machine learning, such as clustering methods, predictive modeling and deep learning. The structured collection of data with intelligent data management is the basis of all successful analyses. Lectures on data engineering and cloud computing focus on these aspects.

You’ll also undertake a capstone project which allows students to work on an applied project with company partners or develop their own research project.

We are offering a pre-intensive course in “Programming” starting this winter semester 2021 in a digital format.

The skillset of a data scientist is required in all business and tech industries. You’ll acquire the necessary tools to become a product owner of digital products for creating B2B or B2C solutions or for the improvement of internal processes. You will have the skill set to manage advanced market analytics projects or improve processes in logistics, supply chains or manufacturing by leading digitization processes.

You can apply a year in advance for your desired starting semester.

To qualify for a bachelor's degree at University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE), you must meet the following requirements:


  • Online application
  • Completion of a Bachelor degree
  • Entrance examination
  • Personal interview (e.g., via Skype)
  • Good English language skills
  • Basics in programming (pre-master course if needed)

As a private university, the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is funded not by the state, but by tuition fees. For this reason, studying at University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) costs more than at a public university.

But it’s worth it:

  • Our graduates meet essential requirements of careers in business, and this sets them apart from the graduates of many public universities. Your employment and earnings prospects are greatly improved.
  • ​All tuition costs are included in the monthly tuition fee. No additional costs will be incurred, such as a matriculation fee, exam fees, an bachelor thesis fee or similar, as long as the course is completed within the standard study period.

The costs for the semester abroad are not included in these fees, as there are substantial differences depending on country and university.

We are happy to provide you more information on funding your studies and on any available scholarships. If you have any further questions, our Student Guidance Office can provide you with detailed information.

Your career path may eventually lead you to become head of business intelligence or a chief digital officer in an organization too.  


Collaboration Partners

Gain access to internships and real- life business projects in a range of leading companies.

Science & Tech

Innovation hubs

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Fintech incubators

Code Factory

Gain access to internships and real- life business projects in a range of leading companies.

Our dedicated career experts will help you develop your presentation and interview skills to boost your career.

Multinational corporations

D-BASF The Chemical Company

German-based SMEs

Axel springer

Global market leaders


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