Private studies

Do you love diving into large data pools, structuring them and analysing them scientifically? Start your private study programme culminating in a Master's in Data Science and deepen your knowledge of data analysis.


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Data professionals with extensive knowledge regarding the scientific analysis of data are more in demand than ever. This is because "big data" has long been an important component in many areas of life. Thus, not only the importance of protecting sensitive data is on the increase – the correct structuring and use of the ever-growing amounts of data is also becoming an exciting question in many business sectors. Experts in the field of data science are sought-after professionals, but the demands on their skills are increasing ever more.

With your private Master's study programme in Data Science, you will deepen your expertise in this discipline and learn further specialist skills for this essential activity. You will gain in-depth and cutting-edge knowledge of statistics, machine learning, deep learning and big data technologies.

*Subject to approval by the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than by the start of the study programme. To date, this has always been available on time.

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Why you should study at International University

IU is a state-recognised and accredited private university. The recognition confirms the high quality of both the study programmes and the teaching.
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Simply decide for yourself whether you want to study on campus or virtually. And benefit from a structured curriculum at the same time.
Our lecturers have many years of practical experience and can therefore convey their knowledge to you in a particularly practical way.


Your myStudium in a nutshell

  • Completion and duration

    Master of Science (M.Sc.), 60 or 120 ECTS

    Standard study period of 2(60 ECTS) or 4 semesters (120 ECTS)

    Language: English

  • Study concept

    Regular courses at the location. In addition, digital self-study to prepare for attendance phases.

  • Courses

    2-3 days per week in the attendance phase. Practical work with your fellow students under the guidance of experienced lecturers. Days and times vary depending on location/semester.

  • Study locations

    Next start date: October 2022 in Berlin.

  • Accrediation

    State-approved study program: AR seal, 120 ECTS: ZFU 1110020c, 60 ECTS: ZFU 1109920

  • Tuition fees

    €749 per month (60 ECTS) or €539 (120 ECTS) (plus €799 graduation fee at the end of the course). 

    All your learning and teaching material is already included in the cost. 

  • Admission

    Completed undergraduate studies. Further admission requirements can be found under Admission.

  • Examinations

    Exams can be taken at your location or flexibly online.

Our study formats

study on campus

  • 22 locations throughout Germany
  • 2-3 classroom courses per week
  • Access to learning areas for exchanges with lecturers and fellow students
  • Regular lectures and events
  • Take exams at the location or online - 24/7, 365 days/year


  • Virtual campus with 2-3 courses per week (optional)
  • Attend courses live or enjoy the flexibility of self-study for individual time management
  • Exchange with lecturers and fellow students
  • Online community with numerous networking options
  • Take exams at the location or online - 24/7, 365 days/year



Complete your Master's study programme in Data Science privately with myStudies at IU International University. Depending on your previous knowledge and your Bachelor's study programme , this is possible in two semesters with 60 ECTS or in four semesters with 120 ECTS.

In the two-semester Master's programme in Data Science, you will gain expertise in advanced statistics, machine learning and deep learning, among other things, and you will work on a case study in Model Engineering. In the compulsory elective area, you can choose between three modules to set your personal focus. Finally, you will write your Master's thesis.

In the four-semester Master's programme Data Science, you will also deal with topics such as advanced mathematics, programming with Python, Big Data Technologies and IT security and data protection. You also choose two modules from our extensive range of compulsory electives. Here, too, you will finish your study programme with a Master's thesis.

Essentially, your private Master's study programme in Data Science has a modular structure. This means that you learn the various subject areas through modules, for the completion of which you earn ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System). These ECTS are recognised internationally.

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Study fees

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One study programme. Two degrees.

With the dual degree from IU and LSBU, London South Bank University, you have the opportunity to earn a fully-fledged British degree in addition to the German one - without any additional workload. 

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Admission requirements

We make it possible: At IU International University you can start your desired study program if you meet the following requirements.
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  • Contents of the courses
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We are moving

From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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