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Data Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
University rank #285 (QS) ,
The Master in Data Science at Pompeu Fabra University curriculum will guide students from modeling and theory to computational practice and cutting edge tools, teaching skills that are in growing global demand. 

About

As data becomes easily available as never before, so too does its volume grow, and extracting useful quantitative insights becomes more and more challenging. 

The Barcelona GSE Master in Data Science at Pompeu Fabra University prepares its graduates to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector, offering a thorough training in predictive, descriptive, and prescriptive analytics.

The curriculum will guide students from modeling and theory to computational practice and cutting edge tools, teaching skills that are in growing global demand. 

Data Science students will be armed with a solid knowledge of statistical and machine learning methods, optimization and computing, and the ability to spot, assess, and seize the opportunity of data-driven value creation.

Students will learn how to apply classroom examples using real data and answering concrete business questions from the perspectives of different industries. Through an independent master's project and the opportunity for industrial practicum work conducted with local businesses, students can have the opportunity to solve actual analytics problems hands-on.

Our courses are taught by leading academics and researchers in the fields of Economics, Operations, and Statistics, as well as experienced professionals from the analytics industry.

The program also invites guest speakers and entrepreneurs working at the frontiers of the Data Science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Modelling and Inference
  • Deterministic Models and Optimization
  • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • Computational Machine Learning
  • Economic Methods for Data Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma
  • Academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin. 
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • A photocopy of proof of English language (level B2) 
  • A letter of motivation in English stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words)
  • Two academic or professional letters of reccommendation (free-form and with the letterhead of the issuing institution).
  • Identity Card or Passport.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      18500 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18500 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
    • EU/EEA

      18500 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18500 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
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    Living costs for Barcelona

    • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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