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Data Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #429 (QS) ,
Analyse the world of today and tomorrow by studying the Data Science programme delivered by University of Liège.


A rapidly growing proportion of human activities leaves traces in the form of masses of digital data that can be used for better management or better services. These data are produced at a steady rate, accumulated in large volumes and derived from various sources, in numerous forms ranging from the structures used in a database to completely free textual or image formats. The term "big data" refers to these accumulated data and the technologies that allow them to be analysed and used are grouped under the heading of "data science".

This Data Science programme at University of Liège aims to develop the following skills:

  • Mastery of the underlying science (in applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, etc.);
  • Ability to use IT tools;
  • Knowing how to develop a solution in a real-world environment;
  • Ability to conduct a cost-benefit analysis;
  • Understanding of legal and social implications.

Career prospects

In the business world, big data and data science are progressing at a destabilising speed from the concept-to-be-explored stage to being an indispensable tool for developing/improving new products and /or optimising company operations. This enthusiasm is associated with new scientific and technical issues.

It is important, therefore, for companies to be able to recruit specialists specifically trained in the field of data science. The same is true, of course, for the many research laboratories that increasingly depend on expert data scientists to harness their experimental data.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to the theory of computation
  • Introduction to numerical optimization
  • Introduction to artificial intelligence
  • Introduction to machine learning
  • Principles of management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • a bachelor from the same curriculum
  • an academic grade from a long-term first or second cycle programme, by a decision of the academic authorities and under additional conditions that they set
  • an academic grade similar to those mentioned in the previous paragraphs delivered by a higher education institution, in the French Community or otherwise, by way of a decision of the academic authorities and under additional conditions that they set
  • a foreign academic grade recognised as equivalence to those mentioned in the previous paragraphs in application of this decree, of a European directive, of an international convention or other legislation, under the same conditions
  • candidates must only prove a B2 level in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    835 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 835 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    835 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 835 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Students liable for € 4.175: Non-assimilated students from a country outside the European Union

Living costs for Liège

  • 690 - 1070 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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