MSc Program in Data Science 2017, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany

Publish Date: May 16, 2017

Deadline: Jun 01, 2017

Join the new program MSc Data Science at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich.

LMU Munich is the first university in Germany that offers an elite graduate program in Data Science in English.

Data Science is the science of extracting knowledge and information from data and requires competencies in both statistical and computer-based data analysis. The elite program Data Science is an interdisciplinary program and is carried out jointly by the Department of Statistics and the Institute for Informatics at LMU Munich. The program is part of and is supported by the Elite Network of Bavaria.

The curriculum of the elite master program Data Science is a modularised study program. Students learn statistical and computational methods for collecting, managing, and analysing large and complex data sets and how to extract knowledge and information from these data sets. The program also comprises courses on data security, data confidentiality, and data ethics. In the practical modules students will tackle real-world problems in cooperation with industrial partners. Other highlights of the program are the summer schools and the focused tutorials.

Upon graduation our students are well prepared for a career as a data scientist in the private or public sector in fields such as applied economics, political science, sociology, education, medicine, public policy, and media research. Students may also pursue a doctoral study in a variety of academic disciplines that require quantitative analysis.

Highlights of the program:

  • Interdisciplinary program
  • Good balance of methodological training and practical modules
  • Courses for training transferable skills
  • Cooperation with leading industrial partners
  • Individual mentoring program


The following documents must be submitted by all applicants via the portal:

  • Bachelor certificate (if not yet available, it needs to be provided no later than 30 September 2018)
  • Transcript of records
  • Data Science essay
  • Proof of proficiency in English

When you start your online application you will see the details on the information and the type of documents required. You may also submit other documents that may be relevant for the application (e.g. certificate of enrolment or course certificates / credits from earlier study programmes; vocational certificates from the IT sector). Documents which are not in German or English must be provided as a certified translation.

Your online application is the first step in the application process. You will be informed by email whether or not you have passed this first step. If your online application is successful we will invite you for an interview. Interviews (personal or via videoconference) will take place at the end of June/beginning of July 2017. Invitations to the interviews (with date and time) will be sent out by email at least one one week before the scheduled interview date.

Foreign applicants

Applicants who do not hold German citizenship and have obtained their certificates and degrees from non-German institutions have to apply simultaneously to the LMU International Office.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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