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MSc in Data Analytics

MSc in Data Analytics

Batch Starts 30th Apr'2024

Abroad Intake Sep'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR15 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 15 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in Ireland1

  • Upto24 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation1

  • USD60K

    Average salary in Ireland after completion of the course1

Program Structure and Fees

MSc in Data Analytics is a 2-year program, where in the first year; you will be studying online with IIIT B. The tuition fees of the course for the 1st year is INR 4.25 Lakhs (inclusive of taxes). For 2nd year you will be going to Ireland and studying on-campus in DKIT Ireland. Tuition fees for DKIT Ireland is approximately 10,000 Euros (reduced fee after the scholarships of up to €2000).
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Executive PG Program in Data Science


    • Bachelors Degree with minimum 50% or equivalent passing marks.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 4,25,000

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • MSc in Data Analytics


    • The applicant must complete the Executive PG Program in Data Science from IIIT, Bangalore with 2.4 or above CGPA.
    • IELTS score of 6.5 (in case Medium of Instruction English is not available from the University) else IELTS 6.0 with Medium of Instruction English (Corresponding score of TOEFL 79 or Duolingo 105 or PTE 58 can also be accepted).

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 12,000

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 10000

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Dual certification - IIITB as well as DkIT, Ireland
  • In-built IELTS training and study abroad modules to meet Ireland study requirements
  • 94% of DkIT graduates progress into employment or further study within 9 months of graduating
  • Scholarship of up to 2000 Euros available for upGrad learners
  • 14+ Programming Tools & Languages
  • 5 specializations at IIIT, Bangalore
  • Earn while you learn - Only 12 - 15 hours study time required per week
  • Earn wages from part-time jobs. Minimum wage in Ireland is 10.50 Euros per hour
About IIIT Bangalore
Known for its practice oriented learning and entrepreneurial support, IIIT Bangalore is an independent institution and a deemed university. Till date, IIIT Bangalore has incubated more than 20 startups and published more than 1000 publications. IIITB’s outstanding faculty, curriculum and pedagogy ensures that their graduate programs are ranked amon the best in the country. Their students have been well received by industry, and have been placed with some of the leading companies in the IT industry. ...Read more
About Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has earned a reputation as the leading higher education provider in the North East of Ireland. Through our graduates and our work in regional development, we have contributed to the transformation of our region. Our reputation has been solidly built by providing quality educational opportunities in a broad rane of disciplines from undergraduate degree to PhD level. At DkIT you are offered the opportunity to build your qualifications over time, from Higher Certificate through to Degree, Masters and Doctorate level. The College is committed to ensuring that students are afforded the opportunity to develop their full potential in a professional and supportive environment. The college has four Schools, and each School has several Departments offering a wide range of courses. You can also study part-time at the Lifelong Learning Centre. ...Read more
About Ireland
The Ministry of External Affairs estimates nearly 5000 Indian students chose to study in Ireland, indicating its emerging position as a study abroad destination. With its scenic coastlines and high literary culture, Ireland can be a great option if you wish to study at an international college or university.Did you know the UN's Human Development Idex places Ireland as the eighth-highest in the world for quality of life?The parameters for HDI include health, education, and income.It is also ranked as the 17th most innovative country globally, per Bloomberg Innovation Index 2021.Listed below are a few reasons that further answer the question of why study in Ireland.High-Quality Education: Ireland has a good reputation for providing high-quality education, with many of its colleges and universities consistently making its place in the world's best list. Per the QS World University Rankings 2023, Trinity College Dublin is ranked 98th, while it ranked 101st in 2022. This shows the persistent improvement that Irish educational institutions strive for.Experienced Faculty: Students benefit from highly skilled and experienced staff members at the best universities in Ireland, which provide diverse undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Furthermore, Irish colleges have significant industry contacts, providing students with valuable internships and job opportunities.Expanding Hub for Employers: Ireland's economy is prospering, with various businesses such as technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, and hotels. Many major corporations have European headquarters in Ireland, giving graduates good work possibilities. It is home to business giants like Intel, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Meta, IBM, PayPal, Amazon, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, and more.Post-Study Work Opportunities:The Irish government has implemented several measures to encourage overseas graduates to stay and work in the country, such as the Third Level Graduate Scheme, which permits non-EEA graduates to stay in Ireland for up to two years to look for a job.Affordable: Tuition fees in Ireland are generally lower than in many other popular study destinations, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the Irish government has implemented a variety of financing schemes and scholarships to assist international students, making studying in Ireland an even more affordable alternative.Safe & Welcoming Community: Irish people are well-known for their friendliness and hospitality, and international students will find Ireland to be a warm and friendly environment. The country boasts a diverse, cosmopolitan population, and students worldwide can establish friends. It is ranked the world’s 3rd safest country, per Global Peace Index 2022.Irish universities also greatly emphasize student support, with dedicated services such as counseling, health care, and career counseling accessible to assist students in adjusting to life in a new country.Work Part-Time:International students can work part-time while studying to lower their overall cost of studying in the country. Students from non-EEA/EU countries can work up to 20 hours weekly during the semester and up to 40 hours (weekly) during holidays. The current national minimum wage in Ireland is €10.50 per hour. ...Read more


Financial Aid Scholarship


Financial Aid Scholarship

Award Amount :
1000 Euros
Eligibility :
  • Applicable to all

Academic Merit Scholarship


Academic Merit Scholarship

Award Amount :
1000 Euros
Eligibility :
  • Learners must score a minimum of 60% in Bachelors to avail this scholarship

Career Opportunities

Data Science

  • Data Scientist

    EUR 52500 Annually 1

  • Analytics Manager

    EUR 71023 Annually 1

  • Senior Data Scientist

    EUR 76378 Annually 1

  • Data Engineer

    EUR 47242 Annually 1


IIIT BangaloreExecutive PG Program in Data Science


Dundalk Institute of TechnologyMSc in Data Analytics

  • 24


  • 320+

    Hours of Learning

  • 20+

    Live Sessions

  • 10+

    Case Studies and Assignments

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the MSc in Data Analytics with upGrad?

The MSc is an engaging, yet rigorous 24-month online/offline program designed specifically for professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills related to Data science. The degree is awarded by DkIT Ireland.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. Once you reach Ireland, you will be part of a class of 20 students and get face to face learning from Professors. On completion of program, you will have option to apply for PSW in Ireland as well as get support from DKIT, Ireland Career Services to build career in Ireland.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?3

Post successful completion of the program, an Executive PG Program in Data Science would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and a MSc in Data Analytics from DkIT, Ireland.


Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% or equivalent passing marks. 

Can I still apply for the program if I have scored less than 50% in my undergraduate degree?

Candidates who scored lower than 50% marks in the bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply.

Can I apply for the program if I am in my last year of an undergraduate degree?

Yes, you can apply for the program but you will join the batch which is just after completion of your bachelor's degree.

What is the admission process?

Step 1 - Selection TestFill out an application and take a short 17-minute online test with 11 questions.
Step 2 - Review and Shortlist CandidatesOur faculty will review all applications, considering the background and review the test scores where applicable. Following this, Offer Letters will be rolled out.
Step 3 - Enrolment for Access to Prep Content. Make a quick block payment of INR 25,000 to reserve your seat and receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey. Complete balance payment with assistance from our loan partners where required.

Will I be required to submit any documents for admission?

Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to upGrad prior to the program start date, Documents Required for IIITB Admission
•Scanned copy of Marksheet and Under Graduation degree.
•Scanned copy of Identity proof (PAN Card or Driving License or Passport). It should have your Full Name and Date of Birth clearly mentioned on it. This document will be referred to by the University for printing your name on the certificate.
•Scanned copy of passport size photographs

Documents Required for Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
•Scanned copy of Class 10th, Class 12th marksheet and certificate
•Scanned copy of each semester Marksheet and Under Graduation Degree 
•Scanned copy of Passport. It should have your Full Name and Date of Birth clearly mentioned on it
• Updated Resume        
• Statement of Purpose (500 Words) course related with future Prospectus
• One letter of recommendation from College
• Test scores (IELTS/TOFEL/Duolingo/PTE) (optional)

Will I get a conditional offer letter from DkIT Ireland?

Once you provide us with all required documents, we will apply in DkIT Ireland on your behalf and get your conditional offer letter.


What are the part-time working rules in Ireland?

As a student, you can work part time for 20 hours per week when your college is going on and 40 hours per week during college vacation period. Typical wage in Ireland is around 10 Euros per hour.

What are the living costs per year in Ireland?

The typical cost of living is 10000 Euros.

What are the post-study work visa rules in Ireland?

Ireland allows for the application of up to 24 months of a post-study work visa after completing a level 9 qualification from Ireland.


Can you give more details on DkIT, Ireland?

Founded in 1971, the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) prides itself on offering a diverse and student-friendly atmosphere. The unique blend of practical and theoretical learning ensures that students are equipped with industry-oriented skills. The institute’s mission is to create a sustainable and inclusive environment where students from under-represented groups can also participate and afford quality education.

Why should I study in DkIT, Ireland?

The institute has a global campus with international students from over 30 countries. The typical class size at DKIT Ireland is 20 students.

When will I go to DkIT, Ireland?

Intake for DkIT, Ireland is in September.


Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

The program will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants. With this program, DKIT Ireland seeks to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered - Python, Machine Learning, Data Science Generalist, Deep Learning, Business Analytics, Data Engineering, Data Architecture (part 1 of 2), Data Visualization and Insight, Dissertation.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?3

Post successful completion of the program, a MSc in Data Analytics degree would be granted from DkIT, Ireland.


What is the time commitment expected for the program?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in Ireland is full time and will have an appropriate workload.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.


Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component) 
Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. 
• You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 20,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case. 
• The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. 
• In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount. 
• Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded. 
• The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee. 

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement) 
• If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. 
• However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
• A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. 
• The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. 
• The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid). 

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
• If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. 
• A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. 
• The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts. 
• The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. 
• Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
• The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort. 
• If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage. 
• The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.

Deferral policy applicable only for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”) 
 • The first deferral request to any program offered by IIIT Bangalore (pre-program commencement or post-program commencement) shall be free for one time.


No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)

2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000
  1. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.
  4. Please note that the financial support provided by a third-party credit facilitator for the program is in the form of a Personal Loan, not an Educational Loan. This distinction means that the loan does not come with tax benefits or other amenities. We strongly advise all learners to carefully consider this information before proceeding with enrollment.