IPSDS is now offered as Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement
at Mannheim Business School.
Applications can be submitted from mid-February 2020 to mid-May 2020. Please find the detailed information on the admission page.
You will find an application form and a list of documents to be submitted on our admission page. Please send the complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We accept only complete applications.
Once you have submitted your application, it is not possible to modify the documents.
The program is designed for employees from market and social research organizations, statistical agencies, and other public and private organizations that work with survey and organic data. In general terms, IPSDS is appropriate for people working in data collection and data analysis.
You need at least a baccalaureate/bachelor degree, if you want to attend the program.
You need at least a baccalaureate/bachelor degree, 12 ECTS/6 credits in mathematical/applied statistics, one year of relevant work experience, and English proficiency. Please find the complete list of our enrollment criteria on the admission page.
We review applications holistically, focusing on their various aspects. Therefore, we encourage you to get in touch with us. If your application is chosen and we think that you need to improve your knowledge in statistics and/or programming, we will provide you with options to fill the gap.
Yes, you need at least one year of work experience in a position dealing with data generation, collection, or analysis.
We recommend to complete the program within 30 months, but the completion may vary depending on your schedule.
You can shape your schedule according to your personal needs and study at your own pace. However, certificates/credits expire after 5 years, so you have to finish the program no longer than 5 years after the start.
IPSDS is designed for working professionals, that is, part-time students. Yet, fast track options are also available upon the consultation and approval from the IPSDS.
Any IPSDS course is also offered online through the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland. Course schedules, terms and conditions, and information about fees can be found on their website".
You chan choose between the three tracks Survey Methodology, Survey Statistics and Data Insights within the Master's program. Since some of the courses build on each other, we highly recommend to follow the track flow. Please check for more detailed information on the focus areas our “Curriculum page”.
You may attend as many courses as you like at the same time, but we recommend not to enroll in more than 6 credits/12 ECTS, if you are studying part-time.
As a rule of thumb you can expect to spend approximately 8 to 10 hours per week on in-class activities (watching prerecorded videos and attending the live online meeting) and on out-of-class activities (preparing for class, readings, assignments, projects, studying for quizzes and exams). 3 credit/6 ECTS courses run over an entire term (12 weeks), 2 credit/4 ECTS courses run over 8 weeks, and 1 credit/2 ECTS courses run over 4 weeks.
Our online courses use a flipped classroom design. In the courses, students are responsible for watching video recorded lectures, reading the required literature, and submitting assignments for each unit and then “attending” mandatory weekly one-hour online meetings where students have the chance to discuss the materials from a unit with the instructor. Just like in other course, homework will be assigned and graded and there will be a final exam or a project at the end of the courses.
You will meet your instructor and the other students during the regular weekly online meetings (using a web-based video conferencing software). In these meetings, you discuss the materials of the current unit. You are encouraged to ask questions and actively interact with the other participants and the instructor.
The video-recorded lectures and all other materials are available on the learning platform as long as you are enrolled to the program.
All courses are offered in English.
The study year is divided in three parts: Spring (Mid-January – Mid-May), Summer (June – August), Fall (September – Mid-December). Exact dates can be found on the website.
IPSDS is limited up to 20 participants per cohort.
For the 2020 incoming cohort we offer a special rate of 17.000 EUR + 7% VAT. From 2021 on, the Master's program will be offered for 25.000 EUR + 7% VAT.
To watch prerecorded videos and participate in the weekly online meetings, you only need a good internet connection and a web cam. We also recommend to use a basic headset with a microphone when participating in the online meetings.
Yes, the learning environment and the video conferencing service work on most devices.
Coursera is a platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which can be attended by everyone for free. Due to the nature of MOOCs being open to thousands of diverse learners at the same time, the content and faculty support/feedback of the Coursera courses is limited to fit the format. While the Coursera courses constitute a great tool to introduce students to the subject, they are not designed for an in-depth learning experience. As it is impossible to evaluate such a big number of learners within a single course, the feedback/support provided by the faculty is limited to asynchronous forum discussions, peer-review projects, and automatically graded quizzes.
The courses provided by Maryland / Mannheim faculty on Coursera