The MSc in Data Science programme brings together the expertise of three departments in the University of Cyprus – Business and Public Administration, Computer Science, and Mathematics and Statistics – to prepare the next generation of data-oriented thinkers.
Data science is a modern interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems in order to extract knowledge and insights from data. The programme’s objective is to offer a strong understanding of basic and advanced methods in statistical inference, machine learning, data visualization, data mining, and business analytics.
The programme is designed for students that have a background in STEM or in Business and Economics, who can demonstrate good knowledge of English, and who, as part of their undergraduate degree, have completed an introductory statistics course, as well as a course in a programming language such as Python and/or R (see Admissions for further information).
The duration of the programme is 18 months (90 ECTS). The first two semesters are dedicated to core courses, and homogenize students’ knowledge on the basics of data science. The third semester allows students to select one of three tracks: Computational Science, Statistics, and Business Analytics. In the summer semester the Capstone project, brings students in contact with real world problems and helps them cement the knowledge and skills they acquired.
At the completion of the programme, students will have gained skills that are critical in a modern data-driven world, and will be in a position to think across disciplines and to transform data into actionable insights.
Striving for excellence in education, research and innovation, University of Cyprus has managed, in less than 30 years, to become one of the leading institutions of higher education in Europe. Ranked 1st in securing European funding from all organizations from the 27 WIDENING countries, the University of Cyprus has secured nearly 100 research projects with a total funding of more than €60 million.
Aspiring to function as a beacon of science and creativity, the University of Cyprus enjoys a reputation for cutting-edge research and high-quality teaching, and offers an increasing range of graduate programmes in English. With around 7.000 students, 800 faculty and staff members, and 15 well-funded research centers, UCY is a rapidly expanding university and the biggest employer in Cyprus for young researchers.
Classrooms fully equipped for hybrid learning. A data-center with high-performance computing clusters. A world-class library, open 24/7. A beautiful and growing campus with restaurants, cafes, and stores. The University of Cyprus’ infrastructure compares favorably to top European Universities.
Our faculty in the MSc in Data Science programme includes editors of top tier Academic Journals, has been featured in top scientific and media outlets, including CNN and the New York Times, has won multi-million Euro competitive European grants, and has been invited to help leading US and European brands in sectors that include retail, clothing, media, and pharmaceuticals, analyze their data and solve complex problems.
The MSc in Data Science launches with strong support from leading Cypriot organizations. Real-world experience and networking opportunities will help launch and accelerate our graduates’ careers.