New Data Science Masters From Coursera
Written by Sue Gee   
Monday, 28 October 2019

Coursera has announced a fully online Master of Data Science degree from Moscow's Higher School of Economics (HSE), one of Russia’s top universities. Applications are open now for this English-language degree which will begin in February 2020.

Disclosure: When you make a purchase having followed a link to Coursera from this article, we may earn an affiliate commission.


HSE is one of the top-ten universities in Russia, currently ranked 7th, and already has a presence on Coursera in the fields of discrete mathematics and algorithms. 

If when you think of Data Science. Russia isn't the first place that comes to mind, here's what Dil Sidhu had to say on the Coursera blog:

In a digital-first world, Russia is uniquely poised to benefit from learning technology and data science skills, delivered online to meet the needs of learners anywhere. According to McKinsey, over 50% of work activities are at the risk of automation in Russia. This, coupled with demographic challenges of a vast country, creates a strong need for a vibrant workforce equipped with the most in-demand skills. The emergence of high-profile technology companies in Russia has further accelerated the demand for talent required to meet the pace of innovation.   

The program for the Master of Data Science has three tracks: Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, and Researchers in Data Science. The curriculum consists of 21 courses, each 6 weeks long, divided into four blocks: a mathematics block, a programming block, a professional block, and a project block. Students begin their study with the mathematics and programming blocks and this means that students without a computer science bachelor’s degree can learn basic concepts as they complete the program. In order to successfully complete the program, students must earn 120 ECTS credits and can do this over 18 to 24 months. The cost of the program is between 577,500 - 1,155,000 rubles, approximately equivalent to $8,250 - $16,500, depending on grant eligibility.


The program is distinguished by its emphasis on hands-on, project-based training, and has the benefits of the online format,  which means that students can enroll in the program from anywhere in the world and complete the courses on their own schedule without having to relocate.

To be considered for admission, students must have a bachelor’s degree and fill out a brief application form. They must also pass an online exam that tests their understanding of basic knowledge of mathematics.

This is the second international, technical master’s degree to have launched recently on Coursera. Th other is a Spanish-language master’s degree in software engineering from Universidad de los Andes, a leading institution in Colombia.



More Information

Master of Data Science

Related Articles

Coursera Offers MOOC-Based Masters in Data Science

MasterTracks and Professional Certificates in Data Science on Coursera

Online Master Of Computer Science Degrees From Coursera 

Online Computer Science Degrees On Coursera

Fully Online edX Masters Programs

Statistics & Data Science MicroMasters on edX

More Postgraduate Computer Science Options

Ivy League Online Master's In Computer Science on Coursera

Masters Level Computer Science From Udacity

Is Your Degree Worth Its Cost? 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, sign up for our weekly newsletter, subscribe to the RSS feed and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin.

Get Started With Ollama's Python & Javascript Libraries

New libraries allow you to integrate new and existing apps with Ollama in just a few lines of code. Here we show you how to use ollama-python and ollama-javascript so that you can integrate Ollama's f [ ... ]

New Eclipse Temurin OpenJDK Build Released

The Eclipse Foundation, together with the Adoptium Working Group, have announced the latest release of the Temurin Java SE runtime. This landmark release supports 54 version/platform combinations and  [ ... ]

More News


C book



or email your comment to:

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 November 2019 )