Data Science & Big Data
|University website:||Master of Data Science for Public Policy (MDS)|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||17,250 EUR|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||17,250 EUR|
Global migration, combatting disinformation, or creating smart cities - today's complex issues call for a new generation of policymakers and problem solvers who understand how to combine policy and data to create solutions for government, civil society, and business.
The Hertie School's Master of Data Science for Public Policy (MDS) brings together passionate students from both technical and social science backgrounds to deepen their analytical skills and develop an in-depth understanding of the policy world. During this two-year master's, learn how to leverage algorithmic decision-making to tackle some of the most complex challenges of our time with data-driven solutions.
If you want to learn how to turn data into responsible solutions across all sectors, then this program is for you. At the Hertie School in Berlin, the worlds of policy and data intersect in and outside the classroom, empowering you to build a unique profile for your career from day one.
The Hertie School offers tuition waivers covering between 10% and 100% of tuition fees. Financial aid (partial tuition waivers) and scholarships (profile-based full scholarships which often require additional application materials) are granted for the entire period of study and are allocated on a rolling basis up until the final application deadlines. However, we encourage prospective students in need of financial assistance to apply by our priority deadlines. To apply for financial support from the Hertie School, please follow the instructions very carefully in the online application portal.
About half of our students receive a financial aid offer from the school, and most students rely on a mixture of tuition waivers, external scholarships, loans and student jobs to finance their studies.
Admissions to the MDS programme are on a rolling basis. We have a holistic evaluation process taking academic performance, personal suitability and motivation into account, and we encourage prospective students from all academic disciplines to apply. You must submit your application via the Hertie School's online portal. Please find detailed information on admissions requirements on our website.
Applicants seeking financial assistance are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline on 1 February. The final deadline to apply is 1 May.
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