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Master Programme in Data Science

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Programme content and structure

For the master degree in Systems Science with specialization in Data Science (60 Hp) the following courses are required: compulsory courses (45 Hp) and master thesis (15 Hp). 

The courses in semester one give the student  important concepts and principles in Data Science, as well as in depth knowledge in data mining and visualization. The second semester adds more analytics and software knowledge, whereafter a degree project is performed.

For admission to the degree project course entry requirements specified in the Course Syllabus must be completed. Information regarding the application- and admission process is given and ensured by the responsible department.

Swedish for beginners is offered to overseas students. The course is not included in the degree, and is read in addition to the obligatory courses.


The programme consists of 60 Credits


Entry requirements

Successful completion of a basic engineering program or a Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS in the areas of systems science, computer science, computer engineering, information systems or equivalent. The degree shall include courses in programming and databases with a minimum of 7,5 ECTS each.

Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6

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The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

Compulsory courses

Courses within major: 37.5 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
D7043E Advanced Data Mining 7,5 Second level
D7044E Business Intelligence 7,5 Second level
D7055E Data Visualization 7,5 Second level
D7059E Thesis in Data Science 15,0 Second level

Courses in addition to major: 22.5 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
D7054E Data Science Programming 7,5 Second level
D7056E Predictive Analytics 7,5 Second level
D7058E Text Mining 7,5 Second level

Course offered outside the obligatory courses - not compulsory - For non Scandinavian students: 3 Credits

Optional space is 3 credits. It is mandatory to select elective courses up to the given number of credits. The given number of credits of elective courses listed must be met for degree.

Code Course Cr Level Comment
S0046P Swedish for International Students 1 3,0 First level Selectable