Master's Program in Data Science
The Data Science MSc Program include both theoretical and practical components, including a variety of study methods (lectures, exercises, projects, seminars; done both individually and in groups). Especially in applied data science, we also use problem-based learning methods, so that you can address real-world issues. You will also practice academic skills such as scientific writing and oral presentation throughout your studies. You are encouraged to include an internship in your degree in order to obtain practical experience in the field.
This program is also available in Finnish and Swedish.
Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.
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Core Studies Modules
- key data science courses
- professional skills in data science
Specialization studies Modules
- Machine Learning and Algorithms
- Statistical Data Science
- Data Science Infrastructures
- Computers and Cognition
- Interdisciplinary Data Science
Useful method courses are also offered by other programmes, for instance, in computer science, statistics and mathematics, language technology, digital humanities, life science informatics and computational social sciences.
Studies in an application area of data science can be especially interesting and can range from ecology to urban studies and from languages to global politics. See a list of all English master's programmes.
Scholarships & funding
Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 15000€
Industry and science are flooded with data and are struggling to make sense of it. There is urgent demand for individuals trained to analyze data, including massive and heterogeneous data. For this reason, opportunities are expected to grow dramatically. The interdisciplinary Data Science MSc Program will train you to work in data-intensive areas of industry and science, with the skills and knowledge needed to construct solutions to complex data analysis problems.
Data science combines computer science and statistics to solve exciting data-intensive problems in industry and in many fields of science. As data is collected and analysed in all areas of society, demand for professional data scientists is high and will grow higher. This interdisciplinary Data Science MSc programme will train you to work in data-intensive areas of industry and science, with the skills and knowledge needed to construct solutions to complex data analysis problems.
About this institute
University of Helsinki
At the University of Helsinki, we believe that we can change the world. This is the foundation for both our research and education. By completing a degree from this top-ranked European university you become part of the university's almost 400...
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