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Master of Data Science
Master’s Programme

Master of Data Science

Completely Online Degree Programme

2 years
eLearning programme
705 000 –
1 410 000 RUB; approximately
$12 648 for the entire period of study *
Instruction in English

Industry Partner

What is Master’s programme «Master of Data science»?

Machine learning and data analysis is the extremely popular area today. The data volume is increasing both in companies and in science, and it can be used to extract economic benefits, and gain new knowledge and results. This requires data modelling specialists.

The aim of the Master of Data Science program is to train specialists in three areas:




a machine learning specialist who knows modern approaches and methods, can solve both traditional but important business (demand forecasting, outflow prediction, text data analysis, segmentation, etc.) and more modern tasks (building question answering systems, image analysis, generation of realistic examples, etc.).


a specialist at the intersection of data science and development, who understands and professionally uses modern technologies for collecting, storing, and analyzing large amounts of data, can write effective code, and designs complex systems related to machine learning-based services.



a machine learning specialist who is aware of state-of-the-art results, understands the theoretical foundations of machine learning, and can improve existing methods.

The program is designed for those who want to understand data science, gains practical experience in solving many real problems, and are interested in building a career in this field.


For the 2023 cohort

705 000 RUB  for the entire period of study

The cost of the tuition is divided into parts (semesterly).

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, students must have a specialist or bachelor's degree. Even students with a non-core bachelor's degree will be able to level up their skills and fully study all further courses.

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Potential students must have basic knowledge of mathematics and a sufficient level of mathematical culture. To be enrolled, they must pass an online math exam with proctoring.

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The English-taught Master's programme ‘Master of Data Science’ run by theHSE Faculty of Computer Science and its industrial partner, Yandex, brings together students from more than 30 countries. The programme is implemented completely online. Among the graduates of the second intake of the programme are Calvin Tee from Singapore and Lyubov Sharaborina from Moscow, Russia.
August 08, 2022
Admissions are open till August, 19 (18:00 Moscow time)
July 26, 2022
Admissions are open from January, 14 till February, 28
January 19, 2022
The Master of Data Science (MDS) programme launched by HSE University in 2020 is the first and only online master’s programme on Coursera in Russia. The latest admissions campaign for the programme has now begun. Second-year students Vasilina Denyakina and Valery Sedin spoke to the HSE News Service about how the latest theoretical and practical knowledge with a focus on solving real industry problems helps train sought-after professionals. They also talked about the wide variety of data science research topics.
December 28, 2021
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