Master's Degrees in Data Science & Big Data in Italy

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Studying Data Science & Big Data

Data science and big data deals with collecting great amounts of data and extracting relevant knowledge and information from it. Generally used in research activities, data science is a mix of statistics, computer science and attainments of data analysis and visualisation. Graduates usually engage in jobs like data mining specialist, technical support specialist or business analyst.

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Studying in Italy

Italy is a highly-developed country with the 7th-highest GDP and the 17th-highest Human Development Index rating in the world. It is a member of the G8 and a founding member of what is now the European Union (having signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957), of the Council of Europe and of the Western European Union.

Applying to a Master's in Italy

Applying to a Master's degree in Italy goes a bit differently: you have to ask for an eligibility feedback from the university, telling you the chances of getting admitted or not. If you get a positive answer, you will have to submit a pre-application request to an Italian embassy or consulate closer to you. Then, the embassy or consulate will deal with your application.

Documents you will need to provide include:

  • Your ID or passport;
  • Your academic transcripts;
  • The university application form;
  • A detailed description of what you studied;
  • Your CV;
  • A letter of recommendation;
  • A letter of motivation;
  • A language proficiency test (English or Italian, depending on what you study);
  • Your SAT or ACT scores.

Master's degrees in Italy can be found both in English and Italian, so, depending on what you choose, you will have 2 different types of proficiency diplomas you will have to provide. For Italian, you should present a CILS or a CELI. For English, you should present TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or Cambridge. The application deadlines for Italy applications are usually in April – May.

But if you feel overwhelmed, you can always apply using Studyportals Apply. Just select a Master's from the list of our partner universities in Italy and answer a few questions, in order to determine how well you fit the Master's programme. Then, you just need to fill in your student profile. If you complete your profile to 100%, you will be able to apply to more than one university. We will apply to the university on your behalf and do our best to get you into your dream university. Plus, you won't need to worry about the application deadline or any application costs.

19 Data Science & Big Data Master's degrees in Italy

M.Sc. Electronic Engineering - Curriculum Electronic Technologies for Big-data and Internet of Things (E-BIT)

Students of Electronic Engineering - Curriculum Electronic Technologies for Big-data and Internet of Things (E-BIT) at University of Bologna, an international program fully-taught in English, will attain knowledge in the basic issues related to advanced micro-nano-electronic devices, solid-state sensors and biosensors, including reliability features.

School of Engineering and Architecture
Master Computational Data Science

The Computational Data Science master programme offered by Free University of Bozen-Bolzano will provide you with the key competencies that you will need to develop next-generation information systems used to describe and manage data, discover new facts and relations in the data, make predictions, and give advice to decision makers.

Faculty of Computer Science
M.Sc. Stochastics and Data Science

The M.Sc. in Stochastics and Data Science at University of Torino is a two-year graduate course that aims at preparing students with a modern education in probabilistic, statistical and computational methods.

M.Sc. Big Data Management

The Big Data Management programme at LUISS Business School, developed in partnership with Oracle, provides young professionals with the skills to be at the forefront of modern Business Analytics technique and to become accomplished Data Scientist.

M.Sc. Data Science

This Masters programme provides a solid and modern preparation, allowing graduates to understand and manage the many aspects of carrying out a complete data analysis, including its acquisition, management, and statistical analysis.

Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics, and Statistics
M.Sc. Business Innovation and Informatics

The MSc in Business Innovation and Informatics is offered by the Dept. of Management and Innovation Systems/DISA-MIS of the University of Salerno. This full-time study program comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters and taught in English. The course of studies offers the double title to its students with the University of Portsmouth (UK) and the Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira (Colombia).

M.Sc. Physics of data

The onset of big data has led to an explosion of datasets with a far more complex structure and beyond standard physics. In this program, we will provide new theoretical and computational tools to tackle this challenge within the physicist mindset. The Master Degree in Physics of data is offered by University of Padova.

School of Science
Master Data Science for Travel Tourism and Culture

In a digitalised world, the ability to manage and analyse a large volume of data from different sources is a critical asset for businesses and organizations, especially in the transport, tourism and cultural Industries, given the huge volume of information they produce. The Data Science for Travel Tourism and Culture programme offered by Ca' Foscari University Venice and CISET responds to this need.

CISET - International Centre of Studies on Tourism Economics
M.Sc. Data Science (DSC)

The Data Science (DSC) programme offered by EIT Digital Master School offers a unique two-year academic programme, whereby students study data science, innovation and entrepreneurship at two different leading European universities.

Master Data Science

Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering cooperate in this program, whose aim is to provide tools for extracting knowledge from data coming from several application domains. The Data Science programme is offered at University of Padova.

School of Science