University of Göttingen: New Masters Programme in Applied Data Science at the University of Göttingen

In this coming winter semester, the University of Göttingen is establishing a Master’s programme in Applied Data Science. Students will specialise in dealing with large amounts of data, and how to gain meaningful insights from the data sets. The programme is taught in English and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) in four semesters. Göttingen University is the first university in Lower Saxony to offer both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Applied Data Science.

This is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme, which will provide in-depth knowledge of computer science, mathematics and statistics. Students also deal with technical infrastructures, machine learning, statistical models and ethical, legal and social aspects of data science. For their chosen area of data application, they can currently choose between the following disciplines: Computational Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Medical Data Science, and Digital Humanities. Further subject areas for data application will follow next year.

The course is aimed at graduates of bachelor’s degree programmes in the field of data science, mathematics or computer science, as well as graduates from the areas that can be chosen for data application (as above), if students focussed on these topics during their studies. The application deadline for prospective students from countries outside the EU is 16 May 2021; prospective students from the EU can apply until 15 June 2021. Further information on the study programme can be found at

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