Earn an MSc in Data Science – Online

and advance your career with industry & academia experts at the first university in Europe with 5 QS Stars in Online Education.

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MSc in Data Science – Distance Learning

3 Semesters

Qualification Awarded:
Master of Science in Data Science


Mode of Study:
Distance Learning

Earn  an MSc in Data Science Online

Advance your Career with Data Science Skills Which are in High Demand in a Wide Range of Areas (from Marketing to Finance and from Medicine to Psychology)

An industry-driven, interdisciplinary MSc Degree.

Through the MSc in Data Science of the University of Nicosia you will develop critical skills that will help design the appropriate data analysis pipeline. You will be able to collect requirements, design, implement, evaluate, and communicate a data science solution.

You will be given the opportunity to work in real-world problems with and with real data in collaboration with industrial partners (e.g. Expedia). You will gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art data science technologies like Deep and Reinforcement learning.

After the completion of the MSc you will be in a position to pursue a career in applied data science positions where interdisciplinary skills are required (e.g. bioinformatics, computational social science, data-driven journalism, financial forecasting, etc.) or to conduct research and create new innovative methods.

  • Renowned faculty from around the world, with extensive industry expertise

  • A fully online course leading to a University of Nicosia degree

  • Option of full-time or part-time study, depending on your schedule and commitments

  • Flexible Specialization, Experiential Learning, Interactive Learning Platform

  • Partnered with Expedia & M Competition: Data Science Instructors with Industry Experience. Data Providers

  • Work on Real Data Science challenges

  • Earn NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute certificate

  • Opportunity to participate in the M Competition and the M Conference

  • Courses built based on the industry requirements

  • Earn a degree in one of the most in-demand job fields globally

  • Access to an extended business network & connected with global employers

  • Award-winning e-learning technologies and the first university in Europe to receive triple-certification for online education

Who is this Programme for

The MSc in Data Science is a perfect fit for…

  • Individuals already working in their own industries and wish to boost their career by gaining the most required skillset today

  • Students just graduating from various disciplines (Business, Finance, Marketing, Psychology, Computer Science) and want to pursue a Data Scientist position in their field

  • People that are excited to do research and innovation by developing their own tools or businesses in the domain of Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

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Why Study Data Science?

  • Data-science related occupations: a projected growth rate between 2016-2026 higher than 10%, which places them amongst the top 10 occupations with the highest percent change of employment. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Alarming shortage of data expertise in the EU. In the year 2017, the estimated Data Professionals Skills gap reached approximately 449,000 unfilled positions, corresponding to 6% of total demand. By 2025 the gap is expected to expand to 1 million unfilled positions in the EU member states. EU Report

  • Major gaps in ICT companies (Total Market, Large Companies) with skills like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Data Science. IDC, Cyprus ICT 2019-2012 Forecast and Analysis

Flexible Learning Tailored to Your Needs

Our Programme is Tailored to the Needs of Working Professionals and New Graduates

By choosing the number of courses per semester, students have the opportunity to determine their time schedule, study pace and workload. In addition, the distance learning mode, comprising online interactive lectures, tutorials, activities, and assignments, allows study outside normal working hours, as well as autonomy and control.

The programme is conducted completely online, with three courses delivered over 14 weeks each semester on an e-Learning Environment (Moodle), which includes multiple embedded synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, such as webinars, online chats, discussion fora and wikis. In addition, recorded lectures are designed to enhance student interactivity and active learning by including engaging slides with clickable tabs, interactive quizzes, drag-and-drop activities, matching activities and opinion polls.

Some of Our Courses

  • COMP-542DL – Data Programming
  • COMP-540DL – Mathematics for Data Science
  • COMP-543DL – Data Management and Visualization
  • COMP-544DL – Machine Learning
  • COMP-548DL – Big Data Management & Processing
  • COMP-546DL – Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning
  • COMP-549DL – Artificial Intelligence
  • COMP-551DL – Business Intelligence
  • COMP-547DL – Social and Web Data Mining
  • COMP-553DL – Data Science in Medicine and Bioinformatics

Our Faculty

Renowned Academics From Around the World With Extensive Industry Expertise