The MSc in Data Science programme brings together the expertise of three departments at 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 who 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 of 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 into 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 transform data into actionable insights.
The admission procedure for postgraduate students at the University of Cyprus takes place through the Graduate School, which announces available programs and positions. In addition to announcing the number of positions available in each field of study and the application procedure, the eligibility criteria for candidates are also mentioned, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application.
The minimum qualifications required in order to apply, are:
Additional academic criteria required in order to apply, are:
Applications are evaluated by the Committee of the Postgraduate Program, which proposes recommendations to the Councils of the respective departments, which are responsible for the final approval of the students admitted. Candidates are ranked according to the following scale: (1): not acceptable, (2): acceptable under certain conditions (conditional offer), (3): acceptable.
The applications should include the following:
Admitted candidates will be required to submit copies of degree certificates officially certified by the Issuing Authority.