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Data Science for Society and Business (MSc)

Jacobs University Bremen
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021
Application deadline: 01 June 2021

Program description

Data Science for Society and Business (MSc)

The 2-year MSc program „Data Science for Society and Business (DSSB)“ is a program for students of social and business sciences aiming to become data science experts in their fields. The program also addresses students from health, environmental science or humanities aiming to expand into big data management. The truly multidisciplinary program combines a broad course offering from multiple social and non-social science disciplines with 4 elective tracks:

  • Society Track
  • Business Track
  • Health & Environmental Track
  • Data Science Track.

Admission requirements

  • Letter of motivation
    Please limit your letter of motivation to 1 page and follow the guidelines of a formal
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Bachelor transcript of records in English or German
  • Bachelor degree certificate in English or German
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

An English language proficiency test with a minimum score of 90 (TOEFL), 6.5 (IELTS) or 110 (Duolingo). Native speakers and applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in English may be exempt from this requirement.

Please note that most English proficiency tests are only valid for two years. Please make sure that the test has not expired yet.

The Data Science for Society and Business program starts in the first week of September every year. Please use the contact form to request details on how to apply. We are looking forward to receiving your inquiry.

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Program content

The program enables students to improve and complement prior knowledge primarily from
the social sciences (e.g. business, economics, demography, media studies, political science, sociology, psychology) but also from humanities, as well as cognitive or natural science.

Students of the DSSB program thereby benefit from a broad course offering in various social sciences and the close cooperation with the non-social science departments such as computer sciences, environmental or the life sciences.

  • Unique interdisciplinary modular program with elective tracks for individual diversity
    and specialization which integrates individual backgrounds, considers potential gaps
    and promotes personal career goals
  • A demanding academic program with access to innovative research, a close
    community between teachers and students, shared learning experience and
    innovative learning environments
  • Maximum focus on employability and preparation for the demands of global career
    perspectives in all areas of data-driven professional and academic fields
  • Benefit from Jacobs University’s direct access to the leading digital and tech
    companies, consulting firms, NGOs and top research institutes as well as a large
    global Alumni network
  • Opportunity to proceed to one of the university’s PhD programs

Scholarships & funding

All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 12,000 per year. Depending on availability, additional scholarships sponsored by external partners are offered to highly gifted students. Moreover, each admitted candidate may request an individual financial package offer with attractive funding options.

Career opportunities

Best career options: MSc DSSB graduates will be able to choose from manifold international career options and face a huge and growing demand for their expertise.

High employability: The master program prepares students for immediate employability in challenging professional and academic positions. From early on in the program, Jacobs University supports the employability of DSSB graduates by organizing contacts with industry, public institutions, NGOs and research institutes.

Access to top employers and organizations: DSSB graduates thereby benefit from a large Jacobs University Alumni network and the university’s close access to the big tech and consulting firms, top research institutes a well as worldwide NGOs. Graduates may also continue their academic path by entering one of our PhD programs.

A huge variety of career options: Graduates of the DSSB program can work as data scientistes, AI research scientists, business intelligent analysts, computational social scientists, consultants, data analysts, data management experts, data protection specialists, financial analysts, market researchers, marketing managers, medical data analysts and more. As data specialists in public relations, journalism, political think tanks, governments or international organizations they contribute their competence in digital data collection, management, analysis, interpretation, visualization and presentation.

Best prepared for international careers: All Jacobs University MSc study programs prepare students for the demands of advanced global professional or academic career paths. As graduates from our international campus university they will function well in an international and diverse working environment as responsible, smart and resilient researchers and leaders that make valuable contibutions to society and business. 

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Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University is a private, state-recognized university, located in Bremen, Germany, and one of the most international universities worldwide. Founded in 2001, the university attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world; over 1,500 students from more than 120 nations currently live and...

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