Master of Data Science


Program Description

Master of Data Science


Two yearsData Science

This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Master Degree program in Data Science is designed for those who desire to deepen their comprehension of all aspects of data science. Applicants could be graduates from other degrees with a strong mathematical core, or those continuing their academic pursuit after achieving a bachelor degree in computer science.


Year 1

Students begin the programme with foundational knowledge of programming and mathematics, including data structures and algorithms, statistics and machine learning. During the first year their knowledge of mathematics, programming and data analysis will be significantly extended. The programme also offers the opportunity to obtain key soft skills for the professional world including technical project management, writing and presenting. Finally, students are expected to attend a substantial amount of talks and workshops offered by the university, as well as working on the Capstone project.


  • Combinatorics And Graphs
  • Convex Optimization
  • Information Theory
  • Discrete Optimization
  • Auctions
  • Stochastic and Huge-Scale Optimization
  • Computability And Complexity
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • C++
  • JAVA
  • Python
  • Practical Unix
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Parallel and Disrtibuted Computing
  • R
  • Databases
  • Technical Writing and Presenting
  • Technical Project Management
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Introduction to Interaction Design
  • Web Graphs
  • Capstone Project
  • Seminars & Workshops

Year 2

During the second year of the program students will primarily focus on learning the key applications of the data science as well as advanced methods in mathematics and data analysis. A significant part of the year will be allocated to the completion of the capstone project. Through completion of the programme, students will learn to conduct data analysis on any scale, develop the software necessary for analysis and present the results in a professional and efficient ways.


  • Nonlinear Optimization
  • Robust Optimization
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning on Big Data
  • Stochastic and Huge-Scale Optimization
  • Data Visualization
  • Map Reduce
  • Distributed Databases
  • Technical Writing and Presenting
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Technical Project Management
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Cryptography
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Image And Video Analysis
  • Text Mining
  • Information Retrieval
  • Machine Translation
  • Algorithms in Bioinformatics
  • Spectral Graph Analysis And Data Science App
  • Capstone Project
  • Seminars & Workshops


A Harbour.Space major requirement for all students in tech is a very good level of math. Anyone who lacks the strong math foundation they need for a career in tech, but is eager to learn has a home in our foundation course (link). Students acquire all the basic tools they need to continue studies in Computer Science, data Science or Cyber Security. Graduating from MSL means opening the doors to apply for a place at Harbour.Space University and any other top-rate tech university in the world.

Programme Leadership

Andrei Raigorodskii
Andrei Raigorodskii
Dr.Sci, PhD, Chair of the Department of Discrete Mathematics

Konstantin Mertsalov
Konstantin Mertsalov
PhD, Director of Software Development Europe, Rational Retention

Career Path

  • Junior Data Scientist
  • Data Scientist
  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Principle Data Scientist
  • Chief Data Officer


Studying in Barcelona has the following advantages:

Barcelona is #1 in Europe for quality of life and clearness of environment (2012 Quality of Life City Rankings – Mercer Survey)

  • Barcelona is #1 in the world for the level of infrastructure and urban development (2011, Ernst & Young).
  • The region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is the capital, contributes significantly to the Spanish GDP. The growth of Catalonia’s GDP is currently 3.3%, much higher than in Europe on average. Catalonia’s exports are €42.2 billion, higher than in any other region of Spain.
  • 7,000+ innovation and technological companies during the last 10 years.
  • Barcelona is 6th in Europe for attractiveness and comfort for doing business (European Attractiveness Survey 2011, Ernst & Young),
  • Barcelona is 2nd in Europe (after London) for being promoted as a business center (European Cities Monitor 2011);
  • Barcelona is 2nd in the world for hosting different international conferences and congresses (City and Country World Report 2011, ICCA ). Barcelona is the host of the annual World Mobile Congress, which attracts thousands of international companies that work in the mobile industry.
  • 7,000,000 + millions of tourists / year
  • 20° C - average temperature during the day
  • 2437 hours of sunshine/ year
  • Cost of living 550 euro / month
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 14, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Open Enrollment
2 years
Full time
Start date Open Enrollment
Spain Barcelona
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Duration 2 years
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