Applied Data Science

Bachelor programme

The Department for Medical Informatics of the University Medical School Göttingen is one of the founding institutes of the Applied Data Science programme. Bachelor students of Applied Data Science are enrolled at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Georg-August University. There, the basics of computer science, mathematics, stochastics and data science are also taught. The course of studies is admission restricted. A sound knowledge of English is recommended for the course. We are always available for advice on study orientation. The easiest way to request a consultation appointment is by e-mail. In addition, we recommend that you also take advantage of the wide range of advisory services offered by the university. You can easily apply for a study place online. You can begin your studies in any winter semester (in October of each year).

In the Bachelor's degree program Applied Data Science all students attend a common core curriculum at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. After attending obligatory orientation modules, they decide on an application subject. The application subject Medical Informatics is taught at the University Medical School Göttingen. For the students this has two major advantages. Firstly, short distances in everyday life, because the faculty buildings are only a few hundred metres apart. The central campus is also within walking distance. Secondly, you will be trained in the immediate vicinity of medical care. This enables a close interlocking of theory and practice, which only few universities in Germany can offer.

Applied Data Science is a relatively new field of study. It includes methods and procedures for structure and pattern recognition, the analysis and knowledge acquisition from data, as well as the techniques required to process large and possibly unstructured data sets. The need for an academic education of specialized data scientists became apparent with the emergence of Big Data. In (bio)medicine, the decoding of the human genome was a major driver for the emergence of separate data science focuses. Unexpectedly fast and inexpensive, genome analyses became widely available and confronted experts in research and supply with unusually large amounts of data, but also with many new types of data whose meaningful use has yet to be explored. Graduates in applied data science can expect a varied and exciting working environment in constant motion. Potential employers can be found in practically all areas of business and research as well as at all institutional levels.

A consecutive Master's Programme in Applied Data Science is currently being established at the University of Göttingen. Graduates can, however, also take other consecutive Master's programmes in the MINT environment. Explicit specialisation in personal interests is therefore always possible.

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