Master's program
Data Science

09.04.03- Applied informatics
  • Full-time
    Type of study
  • Russian & English
  • 2 years
  • Scholarship
  • Double degree program from SFEDU and the University of London
Study places available
State - supported education
(only for Russian nationals and nationals whose parents were born in the USSR)
Tuition fee - based
Program description
Demand for data scientists is booming and will only increase. Join a top-notch Master's program focused on machine learning and AI for big data analytics. There's no room for compromise: benefit from high-quality university education enriched with online self-education and expert tutor support.

Southern Federal University has been offering this practice-oriented and internationally acclaimed Master's program since 2015. Now with an option to earn a double degree from the University of London.

Top reasons to study

  • Data Scientist is the #1 job of nearly every Best Job survey

  • Blended learning: mixed distance and traditional campus-based education
  • The program is open to everyone, regardless of age and academic background
  • A challenging and flexible curriculum to grow your soft and hard skills
  • Pre-PhD track: by the time you graduate, augment your CV with an extensive list of publications and grants
  • Option for double degree: study with Southern Federal University, graduate with the University of London
Program structure
This programme comprises four core modules, two compulsory modules, four optional modules, and a final project
  • Admission requirements
    • A bachelor's degree (or an acceptable equivalent) in any subject. In certain cases, you will be required to complete an online preparatory course, Foundations of Data Science (30 hours), prior to registration.
    • The minimum passing score for an examination taken online: 50/100 points.
  • English Language requirements for the double degree program
    • IELTS: at least 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in the written test.
    • TOEFL iBT: at least 92 overall, with 22+ in reading and writing and 20+ in speaking and listening;
    • You are not required to provide English language evidence if you have at least 18 months of education or work experience conducted in English.
Career outcomes
During these two years, you will benefit from Southern Federal University's network of industrial, research, and institutional partners. Upon graduation, you can expect to work for top companies in a wide and growing range of industries. If you are happy with your job, get a "second wind", an ability to develop within the profession and transform the profession for the better.
  • Job titles
    Chief Data Officer (CDO), data science consultant, data scientist, risk/fraud data analyst, quantitative model developer, AI/ML engineer, Big Data engineer, Python/Hadoop developer.
Ways to enter SFEDU
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