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Study Data Science abroad

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

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

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Data science study abroad programs

Data science undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in data science

  • Bay Atlantic University Logo

    Data Science Bay Atlantic University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 15,900 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, August
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  • University of Vermont Logo

    Data Science University of Vermont, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 41,280 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, June, August
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  • Lipscomb University Logo

    Data Science Lipscomb University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 30,860 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • Bournemouth University Logo

    Data Science and Analytics Bournemouth University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 13,750 GBP
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date September
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  • University of Greenwich Logo

    Computer Science (Data Science) University of Greenwich, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 13,000 GBP
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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Data science graduate programs

Master's in data science

  • Arizona State University Logo

    Biological Data Science Arizona State University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 25,450 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date August
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  • University of Helsinki Logo

    Data Science University of Helsinki, Finland

    • Tuition fees per year 15,000 EUR
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date September
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  • University of Liverpool Logo

    Geographic Data Science University of Liverpool, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 17,700 GBP
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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  • Erasmus University of Rotterdam Logo

    Data Science and Marketing Analytics Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    • Tuition fees per year 15,000 EUR
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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  • RMIT University Logo

    Data Science RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 35,520 AUD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July
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Certificate in data science

  • University of Newcastle Logo

    Data Science University of Newcastle, Australia

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

  • University of Stirling Logo

    Big Data Science University of Stirling, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 14,300 GBP
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date 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.