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Master's program Data Science at the University of Leipzig

In cooperation with the ScaDS.AI, the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Leipzig offers the application and research-oriented master's program Data Science. This consecutive program is based on a bachelor's degree in computer science (or related fields) and can be started in the winter as well as in the summer semester. The program aims at a scientifically substantiated, application-oriented education in the essential data science areas of scalable data management ("Big Data") and data analysis with methods of data mining and machine learning. The professorships involved in the ScaDS.AI research center play a decisive role in the design of the teaching in the Data Science program, thus enabling students to participate in current research projects.

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In a standard period of study of four semesters, students acquire basic and advanced knowledge of the concepts and methods of data science as well as its essential sub-areas of scalable data management and data analysis. This enables them to master the methods of data collection, data preparation and integration, data analysis and presentation (visualization) as well as the derivation of recommendations for action. Also, they are able to apply and critically reflect on those methods in various fields of application. In addition, they possess a comprehensive understanding of one or more self-chosen fields that corresponds to the current state of science and enables them to solve problems, especially in new or previously unaddressed technical questions. Furthermore, in the course of their studies, they will be able to communicate their scientific work and standpoints in an understandable way.

Applications for the course of studies are made via the Orientierungsportal of the University of Leipzig. The specific admission requirements can be found on the following page. Further information about the course of study and the city of Leipzig as a study location as well as the University of Leipzig as an educational institution can be found in the information brochure below.


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