In just over two decades since its founding, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) has emerged as a leading university for multidisciplinary research, international cooperation, and digital education in Russia. A dynamic institution serving more than 40,000 students at campuses in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm, HSE University is a leader in combining Russia’s education traditions with the best international practices in teaching and research.
HSE’s Master of Data Science is the first fully English-taught online data science Master’s from a Russian university. Unlike many online degrees in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, this degree has no on-campus requirements. All meetings, coursework, and live class sessions are taught in English and replicate the practitioner’s work environment of real data scientists using Python, Github, and modern apps like Slack and Zoom.
HSE has partnerships with some of Russia’s largest and most impressive technology companies, such as Yandex. HSE’s Yandex partnership is a deep collaboration, with several faculty members working concurrently at Yandex and HSE. In this degree, you will complete applied projects designed with HSE in collaboration with its industrial partners.
This degree is designed for students with or without prior coding experience. HSE provides a career-relevant curriculum for analysts, data and computer scientists, software engineers, academic researchers, or machine learning engineers by utilizing three distinct tracks: Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, and Researcher in Data Science.
Throughout the degree, students are paired with faculty member advisors and industry experts as they work through their final project, which involves solving a real-world problem with techniques taught in the program. Students benefit by making connections with faculty members and learning from some of the most impressive technology companies in Russia and beyond. In addition, they are encouraged to connect with faculty during live class sessions and weekly office hours with tools like Slack and Zoom.
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Applications for the Spring 2020 cohort are now closed.
Applications for Fall 2020 are open until: June 19, 2020
The mandatory entrance exam will take place between: June 22 - 25, 2020 (You will be asked to select one time slot on one of these days that works best for you)
Results from the entrance exam and criteria for enrollment will be posted on: July 6, 2020
If you have any questions about the admissions process or the program, please do not hesitate to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to become an expert in data science? Prospective students can take courses from HSE before they commit to the MDS degree. HSE courses on Coursera will cover topics such as discrete mathematics, calculus, and linear algebra, in the form of video lectures, readings, and quizzes.
The Specialization, Mathematics for Data Science, is now open for enrollment on Coursera. There are four courses in this Specialization – Discrete Math and Analyzing Social Graphs, Calculus and Optimization for Machine Learning, First Steps in Linear Algebra for Machine Learning, and Probability Theory, Statistics and Exploratory Data Analysis.
If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning. Credit transfers will not be available for the first two cohorts.
HSE welcomes students with bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees in any field. The admissions process includes an exam that tests basic mathematics proficiency.Learn more about Admissions
This program emphasizes hands-on, project-based training. The curriculum features math, programming, and algorithm-focused courses. Students that do not have a degree in computer science can learn these concepts as they complete the courses.Learn more about Academics
The MDS prepares students for successful careers in fields like analytics, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, research, and academia.Learn more about Careers
Learn more than just theory. Solve real-world DS problems with experts from academia and leading technology companies like Yandex, completely online through live chats and video conferences.Learn more about Student Experience
Founded in 1992, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is one of the largest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in Russia.Learn more about HSE University
Register for an open course from HSE University to see if the Master of Data Science is right for you.Learn more about HSE courses on Coursera
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First day of mandatory proctored entrance exams (You will be asked to select one time slot between June 22 - 25 that works best for you) | Learn more & try a practice exam
Upon completion of the program, students receive a Master of Data Science degree from HSE University.
No, the GMAT/GRE are not required for the MDS program. Applicants will be required to complete an online exam that tests their proficiency in basic math.
The recommended completion period for the full program is 20-24 months.
Yes! To be admitted to the program, applicants must pass an entrance exam.
The full tuition varies between 577,500 - 1,155,000 Russian rubles, depending on the applicant's geographic location.
No. The tuition is divided into 3 equal parts (by semesters).
Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.
We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.