Structure and program outline

Structure and program outline

Program outline

The master's degree in “Data Science” is completed part-time and practically. It will take place consistently in English (subject to B2 level) and concludes with a "Master of Science". The standard period of study is four semesters (including the final thesis). The master's program comprises a total of 90 credit points and includes 380 hours of face-to-face courses. The individual modules take place in blocks of 4.5 days. The practical project is completed while studying.

For further information on the schedule, please see our study plan.

 

The next course will start on November 8th, 2021.
The module dates already set for the 2021 cohort can be found further down this page.

 

Upcoming Dates for the 2020 cohort:

Module V:

Self-Management & Leadership: 23. - 27. August 2021

Module VI:

Practical Phase & Project Work: Presentations on January, 21st 2022 (digitally)

Module VII:

Social Media & Communications: 18. - 22. October 2021

Module VIII:

Application Areas: 07. - 11. February 2022

Module IX:

Master Thesis: Spring 2022 - Fall 2022

 

Dates for the 2021 cohort:

Introduction course:

Quantitative basics: 08. - 11. November 2021

Module I:

Introduction to Data Science and Programming Systems: 06. - 12. December 2021

Module II:

Data Management: 21. - 25. February 2022

Module III:

Data Analytics: 25. - 29. April 2022

Module IV:

IT-Management, IT-Security, Ethics, Legal Aspects: 27. June - 01. July 2022

Module V:

Self-Management & Leadership: August/September 2022

Module VI:

Practical Phase & Project Work: Presentation Day January/February 2023

Module VII:

Social Media & Communications: November 2022

Module VIII:

Application Areas: January/February 2023

Module IX:

Master Thesis: Spring 2023 - Fall 2023

Modules

Examinations

The examinations during the course are taken in the form of written exams, homework, case analyzes, written reports, reports and presentations in accordance with the module description.
 
Overview of exams per module:

  • Module 1 | Exam (90 minutes), case study
  • Module 2 | Exam (90 minutes), case study
  • Module 3 | Exam (90 minutes), case study
  • Module 4 | Group presentation (1 hour), Assignment (5000 words)
  • Module 5 | Project (2 weeks), Group presentation (1 hour), Essay (5000 words)
  • Module 6 | Presentation (15 minutes), Written elaboration (3000 words)
  • Module 7 | Exam (90 minutes), case study
  • Module 8 | Exam (90 minutes), case study
  • Module 9 | Master thesis (max. 50 pages,  working period: 7 months)