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Join our 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.