Programme structure

The Master's programme Data Science is a two-year full time study consisting of 120 ECTS credits.

The programme has the following structure:

  • Courses, 60 or 90 ECTS credits
  • Master's thesis, 60 or 30 ECTS credits

The programme has three specializations:

  • Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Database Integration and Semantic Web
  • Data Science and Life Science

Course of study

Recommended plan with a master's thesis of 60 ECTS credits

4. semester Master's thesis
3. semester Master's course / Master's thesis Master's course / Master's thesis Master's course / Master's thesis
2. semester Master's course / Master's thesis Master's course Master's course
1. semester Master's course Master's course Master's course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Courses

The first semester of the master’s programme starts with mandatory and recommended courses om master's level, as they should be taken as early as possible.

The following courses are mandatory and should be taken in the first semester:

  • Topics in Data Science
  • The process line in Data Science

For the remaining courses, at least one course within informatics, with an INF-label, and one course within statistics, with an STK-label, is required. The different specializations have recommended courses, and these should be chosen together with your supervisor.

Also see the list of possible courses at Department of Mathematics and the list of possible courses at Department of Informatics.

Specialization Statistics and Machine Learning

The following courses are recommended:

Specialization Database Integration and Semantic Web

The following courses are recommended:

Specialization Data Science and Life Science

The following courses are recommended:

Master's thesis

You will be given a supervisor in the first semester, and together you will decide on a topic for your thesis. A short thesis og 30 ECTS credits can be conducted during the last semester.

Recognition of master's courses from former education

If you are admitted to the master's programme and you have completed master's courses outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Please contact the Department of Mathematics for more information.

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Science in Data Science

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

Published Dec. 22, 2016 1:00 PM - Last modified July 4, 2017 11:27 AM