Venturing into data science from biology/life sciences research. how good.?

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Hi everyone
I have a degree in computer science and masters in bioinformatics. Later on I took up laboratory research in biology( infection research with animal models) with a little component of informatics here and there and continued for about 4 years in a pharma major in Germany. I came back to India for unfortunate personal reasons 7 months before and found almost no opportunity in life sciences industry which suited my experience, skills or expectations. After quite a few research on data science I enrolled for a basic online course in business analytics (Certified Business Analytics Professional; from Edvancer Eduventures, Mumbai). As i progressed in the course, which includes statistical programming, R and SAS basics, I really found it very exciting and enjoyable. I am learning Java and MySQL side by side and would like to do some big data course from Jigsaw or Analytixlabs later after 6 months while I am i m in a job. The idea behind basically was to couple analytics with biological knowledge ( domain) i have gained.
I have completed the course and I am yet to decide about what kind of jobs i should look for.
Now 2 cases:
1.]Would it be good to join any startup now with basic data science skills i acquired ( and will continue acquiring) so far ?
OR
2]I have in mind an M.S ( applied data science and big data) from DSTI (Data Sc Tech institute france)
one of the premier centres in europe. (https://www.datasciencetech.institute/msc-applied-data-science-and-big-data/). This course has niche topics with advanced curriculum designed in accordance with market needs ( collaborators are IBM and SAS institute) and very structured way of learning.
Should i enroll for this program or join a data science role as a fresher in industry. In my thinking, I would do M.S and be ready for a good starting package?

Looking for suggestions,
enthusiastic newbie in data science