Data Science

Master (2 years) of of Science, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)
Campus København
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Erasmus Yes


With an MSc in Data Science from the IT University of Copenhagen you will become a lead data scientist with advanced analytical and technical skills covering all aspects of handling, analyzing, presenting and operationalizing data.

You will build on your bachelor degree and further specialise the skills and knowledge that you acquired: You will gain profound mathematical and algorithmic foundations for deep understanding of emerging technologies, statistics and computational challenges. You will gain insights on research problems, for instance in advanced natural language processing, deep learning and network analysis, and be equipped to discuss the ethical implications of such technology and their impact on society.

At the end of your MSc you will be ready to apply the profound theoretical and applied knowledge to solve real world data science problems in industry or academia.

Career prospects

The skills in Data Science equip you for a career in both private and public organisations and across a wide range of industries. 

Entry requirements

To be admitted to a MSc programme, you must have a university bachelor’s degree or a professional bachelor’s degree. The qualifying (bachelor) degree must be related to data science covering some specific topics.

English corresponding to the Danish B-level with a minimum of 3 in grade point average. See IT University website for details on how to verify your proficiency in English at the specified level.
Read about the language requirements of the IT University of Copenhagen

Apply directly at the IT University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the IT University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application deadlines autumn call: All international applicants (EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens)



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