Four semesters. (120 ECTS)
Data science has emerged as a significant field at the crossroads between science and technology. Data scientists help businesses, government, and society to leverage oceans of available data using very powerful and relatively cost-effective analytic technology. The ability to achieve the full potential of data analytics requires not just data, tools, and infrastructure, but also quantitative skills to traverse the huge mountains of data.
Graduates of this specialization may find employment in a range of sectors:
All of the internationally recognized journals and consulting institutions affirm the paramount importance of data mining, business intelligence, big data analytics and data science in their reports for the 21st century:
The market for BI platforms will remain one of the fastest growing software markets.Gartner
The market size grew to 14 billion US dollars in 2014, compared to 8.8 billion US dollars in 2008The analyst firm Forrester
The field of data management and analysis is estimated to be worth more than 100 billion US dollars and grows by nearly 10% per year.The Economist
The shortage of professionals in such fields is deemed to be 4.4 million in US for 2015IBM
The McKinsey Global Institute, in its May 2011 report, states big data as the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity. In addition, it is worth mentioning that big data professionals have not been affected by the current economic crisis and are considered to be a top priority of CEOs everywhere.
Candidates must provide proof of their English proficiency, with at least a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or equivalent).
Once you're inside the application form, you must choose the master Innovation and Research in Informatics. Once selected this master, you will be able to select the specialization Data Science.
MIRI stands for Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics. This label identifies those programmes with a special focus on research and innovation. Graduates become the most knowledgeable and skilled professionals in their respective area. These programmes are highly specialized and they provide a two year immersion in the corresponding field.
The six MIRI programmes are: