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Master in Data Science

Algebra University College
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

About this program

Master in Data Science

Starting September 2022, students will have the opportunity to earn a degree awarded by Algebra University College or earn dual degrees awarded by Algebra University College and Goldsmiths, University of London.

The Data science sub-specialization is one of four professional graduate programs in the field of applied computer engineering.

When you delve into the curriculum of this course, you will see that it encompasses the area of data analysis, social network analysis, affective computing, machine learning of statistics analysis, quantitative analytical methods, data visualization, and also fundamental business concepts suitable for graduate level.

Apart from the fundamentals, you will learn how to use those skills to create a “story” based on data (“data driven business”. Contextualizing based on data, also called “storytelling” is considered to be one of the most important skills today. It is recommended as a universal skill each of us should strive to perfect. Our society is based on stories that form the base for our way of communicating, living and dreaming.

Upon receiving our diploma, you’ll become a true specialist for data science. This is an inter-disciplinary field, which the industry calls the ‘Fourth Paradigm’ of science. You’ll learn how to analyze and process large amounts of data and to extrapolate information required for sound business operations.

Admission requirements

Admission to the specialized professional graduate study program is open to all applicants who have previously completed:

  • Undergraduate professional study program in the field of social, natural or technical sciences and acquired 180 or more ECTS credits.
  • Undergraduate university study program in the field of social, natural or technical sciences and acquired 180 or more ECTS credits.

Candidates missing knowledge and passed courses in required fields from the bachelor study level will have opportunity to attend preparation module to be able to successfully study on master level program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First year

Semester 1

  • Innovative project 1 - Product or services ideation and planning
  • Creativity and critical thinking
  • Quantitative methods and modeling
  • Programming in Python
  • Data warehousing and business intelligence

Semester 2

  • Social network analysis
  • Innovative project 2 - Product or services development
  • Data analytics in cloud computing
  • Intro to DevOps

Second year

Semester 3

  • Big data analysis techniques
  • Innovative Project 3 and#8211; Go to market strategies
  • Advanced machine learning
  • Cyber security management

Semester 4

  • Final Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The academic intake for Algebra University College takes place annually in late September/early October.


For more information about pricing and tuition fees, please visit the university website.


ECTS points: 120

Title - dual degree option:

Algebra University College title: P. M. ing. comp. Professional Master in Computer Engineering, sub-specialization in Data science

Goldsmiths, University of London title: MSc in Applied Computer Engineering (Data Science)

Certifications obtained during studies

  • IT SMF – ITIL Foundation

General learning outcomes

  • Evaluate and analyze complex and insufficiently defined problems in the field of occupation using concepts of information theory, applied mathematical theory and best engineering practices
  • Introduce innovative solutions in the field of applied computing by critical analysis and evaluation of current knowledge, models and solutions in the field of expertise, using “best practice solutions” and familiar and modified problem scenarios
  • Apply complex research and analysis methods to determine detailed user or organizational requirements for information solutions or systems
  • Identify, analyze and explain the problems of applying, polishing and implementing existing information systems in a wider business context and propose adequate solutions
  • Manage relationship with users and / or members of a team, recognizing possible sources of misunderstanding and conflict and proactively and effectively influence their inhibition

Career paths

  • Data Analyst
  • Specialist for Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Data Specialist
  • Data Engineer
  • Project Manager

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Algebra University College

Algebra University College was established in 2008 as a private not-for-profit higher education institution and soon after became recognized as a part of the official Croatian higher education system through the process of initial accreditation. The founder of Algebra University...

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Why study at Algebra University College

Would you describe yourself as creative, curious and open-minded?

If your answer is yes to any of the above, then Algebra University College is the right choice for you!

Digital technologies represent the fastest growing area of the IT industry, one that records a strong growth in revenue and number of employees in Croatia and the world. In other words, by choosing a career in the propulsive and growing digital industry, you are guaranteed to have a head start.

Our study programs are focused on the acquisition of practical and applicable knowledge required by the IT industry. The acquired knowledge is additionally confirmed by international IT certification programs provided by our University College, ensuring maximum visibility and employability for each alumni.

We continually improve our educational programs and teaching approach in line with the labor market requirements, technological trends and the needs of the future. The inexhaustible pace that we have set for ourselves has made Algebra University College a top professional higher education institution unsurpassed in the Croatian educational system. At the end of the day, it does make a difference which career you choose and where you forge it.

Therefore, allow us to take you towards the digital future.


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Kateryna Lelas, Ukraine
When I made a choice to study at Algebra University I had been living abroad for four years and I had been considering a few countries to live in and to study my Master degree. Unexpectedly for myself, my first choice fell on Croatia and the reason for that was because I found a perfect graduate program which suited all my requirements. The firs...
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K Lelas
Algebra University College and their new graduate program in Data Science gives students with different study backgrounds the opportunity to advance their skills and become professionals in specialized areas of data science according to their preferences. The program is broad but flexible, so students can try many different applications of data ...
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Algebra University College

Gradiscanska 24
10000 Zagreb

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