Master in Big Data Analytics

Novosibirsk State University

Program Description

Master in Big Data Analytics

Novosibirsk State University

The innovative project-oriented training in Data Science led by the minds that envision and hands that shape the future of Big Data World. Your diploma will read Master of Science. Only because our "Wizard" degree is not yet official.

Program goal

True Data Scientist solves the problem by combining the hardcore science and breakthrough data mining technologies with the inexplicable art of human understanding. As a student you will take part in real projects, working with the team through all the project stages to acquire deep knowledge and master your skills in analyzing the core problems of your customer, planning and managing project resources, engineering software, collecting and processing all sorts of data, and discovering the precious insights that put the whole data puzzle together.


Duration of study

2 years

Language of instruction


How to apply

Entrance requirements

For both foreign students and graduates of the Russian higher education institutions (including bachelor graduates of NSU):

  • Educational diploma (certificate or analogous document) on a program of the level of bachelor degree or of a specialist qualification of any specialization;
  • Strong motivation to be Data Scientist;
  • Proved background and strong knowledge of statistics and programming.

Application procedure and deadlines

Until June, 30 to fill out the application form on our website and provide with the following documents:

  1. Application for admission to the master program.
  2. Diploma (or some analogous document) on a program of the level of a bachelor degree or certificate (ordering) about passing now such program.
  3. TOEFL certificate (score 50-70: intermediate or upper intermediate level) or other international certificates (BEC etc.) of similar level.
  4. Curriculum Vitae of the applicant.
  5. Motivational letter (1-2 pages) on entrance to the Program.
  6. Recommendation of the professor of mathematics, informatics, director of software engineering company, or head of information technology department of the state organization.

Until July, 10 the procedure of selection of applicants for testing passing is carried out.

Until July, 20 the interview with a committee of leading professors of the Chair of General Informatics DIT NSU is carried out (on site or via remote conferencing (Skype/Hangouts)). Features of this interview are reflected in the following section of the Program.

Until July, 25 the admittance to the Program occurs.


picFirst year, Fall Semester

Obligatory Сourses

  • Operations Research
  • Data Mining Tools and Languages
  • Storage Technologies
  • Philosophy of Data Science
  • Business Analysis
  • Team Management
  • Knowledge Management

First year, Spring Semester

  • Project Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Frontiers of Data Science

Elective courses

  • Data Warehouses
  • Programming in Scala
  • Decision-Making Theory
  • Processing Big Data with Cloud tech

Second year, Fall Semester

Obligatory courses

  • Academic writing
  • Signal Processing
  • Virtualization and Consolidation

Elective courses

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Algorithm Analysis
  • Project Management with TOC
  • Product Management and Entrepreneurship

Second year, Spring Semester

  • Pre-graduation practice
  • Master Thesis

During all period

  • R & D practice
  • Scientific workshop

Master dissertation

Example subjects to work on:

  • Development of a system for predicting blood sugar levels based on machine learning
  • Developing a subsystem for retrieving event data.
  • Development of a module of an expert system for analysis and monitoring of communications, solving the subscriber's identification problem
  • Developing Big Data platform for cognitive analysis
  • The application of the principle of rival similarity search for significant features in the processing of large amounts of data (Big Data)

Training base

Each student can select a domain of his own interest. Courses specified for domains are served by companies, which have a great experience in applying data analysis technique to solve innovative problems.

  • Chair of General Informatics of Information Technology Department at NSU
  • Expasoft LLC., Exploratory Systems LLC., Futurolab LLC., UniPro LLC., Novel Software Systems Company (LLC.), Development Group (LLC.)
  • Institute of fundamental medicine and physiology SB RAMS
  • Institute of Cytology and Genetics
  • Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • Eyeline Communications CIS
  • Alawar Entertainment
  • Sobolev Institute of Mathematics

Fees and Financial support

$5200 per year

Every year foreign students have an opportunity to apply for the Russian Government Scholarship which covers full tuition and a monthly allowance. Travel costs, living expenses, and health insurance policy are not included. The Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis. Selection criteria and procedure, as well as the number of scholarships, depend on the country of the applicant. The application procedure starts in January. Deadline depends on the country of the applicant (March-June).

For further information, follow the link

Career opportunities

There are several possibilities: to work for University, Research Institutes of Russian Academy of Sciences, or to work for IT-business, such as our companies ExpaSoft, UniPro, Inteks, Parallels and so on. All our students have a part-time work in IT-company during the tuition period. In addition, you can find that many of our alumni work for Yandex, Google, Microsoft, Parallels, and Intel. Near the University, there is an R&D division of Intel Corporation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 12, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2019
2 years
Full time
5,200 USD
per year
June 15, 2019
Russia - Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast
Start date : Sept. 1, 2019
Application deadline June 15, 2019
End date June 30, 2021
Sept. 1, 2019
Russia - Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast
Application deadline June 15, 2019
End date June 30, 2021