Demand for Master’s Degrees in Data Science Quadruples Since Last Year
According to analytics from HSE University’s online campus, the demand for the Master of Data Science online Master’s programme has quadrupled, and the number of applicants doubled compared to last year (more than 250 students). Data science ranks first in demand among all HSE master’s degree programmes taught online.
The average age of students on the online Master’s programme in data science in 2023 is 25 years old, and men make up 75% of the students. Last year, the average age of graduates was 28, and the programme’s graduates were also predominantly male. According to job aggregator sites, the demand for Data Science specialists has been growing for several years.
Director of Analytics and Data Science at Rabota.ru
'Companies that work with large volumes of data, including unstructured ones (texts, video, audio, and images), need qualified personnel capable of searching, processing, and analysing information, finding implicit connections and building complex models that will help the company reach a new level and, of course, increase revenue. At the same time, basic knowledge about the features of big data analysis and the capabilities of technologies used by Data Science specialists is required not only by professionals in this field, but also by business customers, who must, at least to some extent, understand how exactly these technologies and the people who own them are able to help their business, and what can and can’t be expected from them.'
Other areas in high demand for online master’s degrees include machine learning and high-load systems, communication and digital design, digital product management and economic analysis.
In 2020, HSE University launched Russia’s first English-language online Master’s programme, Master of Data Science, which attracted applicants from many countries including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Its first graduation took place in 2022, with 17 out of 48 participants completing their studies with honours. Online graduates emphasised the comfortable learning environment, educational track flexibility, and programme relevance, which meets the needs of major employers in the industry.
With the support of key employers, HSE University’s online programmes prepare highly qualified specialists for the industries of the future. Online graduates can successfully operate in markets where industry is inseparable from information technology, business processes are automated, and artificial intelligence has become widespread. HSE University trains specialists in the fields of computer vision, data science, machine learning and high-load systems, business analysis, finance, design, LegalTech, etc. Our digital programmes have been created with the participation of industry partners, and through formats such as business laboratories, practical seminars, and internships, students solve relevant cases and supplement their graduate portfolio with completed projects.
Enrolment for the Data Science programme is carried out twice a year—in September and March.
Additional enrollment in the online programme ‘Master of Data Science’ is now open. Daniil Kopylov, 1st-year student of the master's programme, told HSE News Service why an international financial specialist should study Data Science.
HSE University’s online Master of Data Science programme trains specialists in contemporary data analysis, machine learning development, and research. The applications are accepted until July 19. Students of the programme hail from over 30 countries including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, and Switzerland. Mehmet Namli (UAE) and Alexander Olekhnovich (Russia) spoke about how they decided to become part of the global data scientist community and shared their impressions of studying remotely at HSE University.
Four students of the HSE University and University of London Double Degree Programme in Data Science and Business Analytics received the highest scores on London exams at the end of 2019/2020 academic year. Yunying Pei, Vasily Kireenko, Vladimir Zobov, and Ilya Zisman performed brilliantly in the statistics, business, and management tests.
Jingtao Xu, a second-year student from China, is pursuing his Bachelor’s in Data Science and Business Analytics, a double degree programme between HSE University and the University of London. In an interview with HSE News Service, he describes the hard and soft skills he has gained at HSE, as well as the ups and downs of studying online. He also told us about his favourite places in Moscow.
The students of the second cohort in HSE University’s Master of Data Science have started their classes. This English-taught programme is offered entirely online on Coursera and is the first of its kind in Russia.
Students of the first cohort of the HSE’s online Master of Data Science are now completing their first semester. Offered entirely online on Coursera, the programme attracts students from all over the world. HSE News Service spoke with two international students about what drew them to the programme, the courses they have taken so far, and what their online student community is like.
The classes in the Master of Data Science programme started three months ago. This is the first Master’s degree in Russia offered fully online, with all the courses delivered on Coursera. The students of the first cohort and one of the instructors have shared their impressions.
Classes in the Master of Data Science programme have recently begun. This is the first Master’s programme in Russia taught entirely online on Coursera global educational platform. All classes are conducted in English.
Md Tahsir Ahmed Munna is a second-year master’s student in Data Science at HSE. He is also one of the international students nominated for HSE’s Silver Nestling Award in 2019. Munna’s master’s thesis focuses on knowledge graph-based recommender systems, and he works as a research assistant at HSE’s Laboratory for Models and Methods of Computational Pragmatics. HSE News Service spoke with Munna about studying Data Science at HSE, working on his thesis, and living in Moscow.