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Study data science abroad

An in-depth guide to studying data science as an international student.

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Data science degrees abroad

Data science is an emerging subject that is growing in popularity among students, and it’s not hard to see why. As data becomes more valuable to businesses around the world, skilled data science graduates who can interpret and extract meaning from it are highly sought after.

Data science is a combination of statistics and computer science, so is a great option for those with a love of computing, numbers and an analytical mind. Degree programs in data science are relatively new, but studying abroad can give you access to some of the best courses in the world.

By choosing to study data science abroad, not only will you expand you choose of programs, you’ll also get to experience a new country and culture. Studying abroad is a great way to broaden your horizons, make new friends, improve your language skills and get a fantastic degree.

Data science program structure

Degrees in data science are relatively new, so the framework and curriculum for each program will differ from university to university. As a rule, data science combines elements of computer science, statistics and maths.

It is possible to study data science at undergraduate level, and is offered as a BSc which can be studied over three or four years, depending on the country. Postgraduate data science degrees are more common, with master’s degrees available in many countries around the world.

Many students choose to study a related bachelor’s degree, for example computer science or mathematics, and then study a master’s in data science over one or two years. It is also possible to study data science at the doctorate level, which can last up to five you to complete.

Some of the subject areas and modules you could study include:

  • Programming
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Software engineering
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Algorithms
  • Systems architecture
  • Big data

Types of data science degrees

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Data science study abroad programs

Data science undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in data science

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    Data Science - BSc Bay Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,900 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Computer Science: Data Science and Analytics - BSc Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    28,700 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Data Science - BSc University of Vermont, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    41,280 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Data Science - BSc Lipscomb University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    30,860 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Data Science and Analytics - BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,750 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Data science graduate programs

Master's in data science

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    Biological Data Science - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    25,450 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Data Science - MSc University of Helsinki, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Data Science and Marketing Analytics - MSc Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Data Science - MSc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    35,520 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Data Science - MSc University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,150 GBP
    Start date
    January
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Certificate in data science

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    Data Science - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,015 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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Future data science careers

The skills you will earn during a data science degree will make you highly sought after by employers, and there are several roles and career paths you can pursue. Some of the most popular roles data science graduates go into include:

  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Statistician

Your degree will make you highly employable, with many lucrative career options. If you know what role you want after graduation, make sure the program you choose is geared towards that specific area.