Data Science - a.y. 2020/21

The Master’s degree intends to build data scientists whose solid technical background is complemented by a multidisciplinary preparation on various fields in which big data emerge. Highly required by industries, consulting companies and public institutions, data scientists design and implement the analysis of big data and provide managers and stakeholders with a clear account of their results.

  Overview

Level: Master

Field of study: Techniques and methods for the information society

Degree awarded: Master of Science in Data Science

Start date: October 2020

Location: Padova

  Programme structure

1st Year: Fundamentals of Information Systems; Stochastic Methods; Statistical Learning; Cognitive, Behavioural and Social Data; Algorithmic Methods and Machine Learning; Optimization for Data Science; 1 elective course
2nd Year: Business Economic and Financial Data; Biological data; 3 elective courses; Internship

  Career opportunities

Graduates master tools for collecting, managing and analysing big data, and to translate their work into highly valuable information. Graduates work as professionals in research centres, internet companies, consulting companies, startups and high tech industries and public administrations.

  Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with proven skills in Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Minimum GPA equivalent to Italian 85/110

  Language requirements

English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent

  Application

If you have an international entry qualification, please submit your application on apply.unipd.it according to the following timeline:

  • First Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th January-7th March 2020
  • Second Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th April-7th June 2020 (NON-EU applicants residing outside Italy)/7th July 2020 (EU applicants or equivalent)

If you have an Italian entry qualification, please submit your application on uniweb.unipd.it according to the instructions provided in the Call for applications which will be published in late Spring on the University’s website (Italian version)

Application fee

The payment of the application fee (€30,00) is a compulsory step to complete your application. The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying for.

  Tuition fees

Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2019/20. Please check: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees.

The total amount (€2600,00 for a.y. 2019/20) can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees > Key Documents.

  Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students.

For detailed information:

  Contacts

Programme Coordinator: Marco Ferrante

Info: scienze@unipd.it

Website: https://datascience.math.unipd.it/

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