Data Science – Master’s Programme, 120 ECTS

A Bachelor degree of at least 180 higher education credits (equivalent to 180 ECTS) within the fields of informatics or computer science or similar. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or the equivalent.

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Data Science is the collective name for various kinds of methods that are used to analyse large quantities of complex data, also known as big data. Data science provides critical support to decision makers in many professions, allowing them to make decisions based on information specific to their particular circumstances.

Data science is based primarily on the areas of informatics such as programming, data mining, artificial intelligence, and visualization. It is used in many application areas, such as business intelligence, the detection of anomalies in patterns of behaviour, analysis of services in cloud computing, and in bioinformatics and genetics.

The focus of your studies

The programme focuses on three main areas: intelligent data analysis, programming and decision support. Example courses are artificial intelligence, data mining, programming, visual analytics and business intelligence. Read more about the different courses here.

Data Science 120 ECTS

The University of Skövde has a strong research profile in informatics. This means that after graduation there are excellent opportunities for you to continue your studies and pursue a doctoral degree. All of the teachers in the programme have experience in data science research and the majority are working on ground-breaking projects so that students are exposed to the latest trends in this important and exciting area. Read more about the data science research at the University of Skövde here.

Upon completion of your studies

The career opportunities are almost endless. With a degree in Data Science, you can work, for example, as a data analyst, a software developer, or a technical specialist. There is an extensive and increasing demand, nationally and internationally, for data scientists who master this subject and who understand all the links in the chain of processing, analysing, and extracting knowledge from big data. Glassdoor has ranked Data Scientist as the no. 1 job in USA, and 5 of the top 10 US jobs are related to Analytics, Big Data, and Data Science - read more here.

Application

You are welcome to apply directly to our study programmes at www.universityadmissions.se  the national Swedish application service. Here you can find all necessary information regarding programmes, applications and processes. Applications are done directly on the web. At universityadmissions.se you can also keep track on your application, see that all credentials have arrived etc. National students can also apply via antagning.se.

Practical information

You can also have a look at www.studyinsweden.se for information about studying in Sweden.

A Bachelor degree of at least 180 higher education credits (equivalent to 180 ECTS) within the fields of informatics or computer science or similar. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or the equivalent.

Master of Science

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Future and job possibilities

There is a strong demand for people with an advanced degree in Data science. Both at the national and international labor market, the need for data scientists have been noted.

In Sweden, data scientist has been listed as a future profession (Wallström, 2014; CIO Sweden, 2014; Computer Sweden, 2014) and there is an increasing need for IT specialists in ten years' time (Hörnsten et al., 2014). Analysis of big data is predicted to be a key issue for companies and an important competitive advantage (Manyika et al., 2011).

How to Apply

Open for all international applicants. Make your application through the web portal universityadmissions.se by clicking the apply button on this page. It will be possible to make a late application for the autumn semester until the end of March.

You can register directly on the website by creating a user account. Once you are logged in, choose which programs you want to enroll.