The Master’s in Data Science is a one-year program developed to provide professionals in Informatics Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Technology with the skills and knowledge they need to face the challenges posed by the high demand for solutions to successfully conduct the different stages involved in the data-science workflow: data preparation, actual analysis, report and communication, and considering both the methodological and  technological aspects of the process. The ultimate goal is to solve complex problems through innovative methods applicable to fields as varied as Digital Marketing, Social Networks, Human Resources, E-commerce, Internet of Things, Financial Analytics, Biology, and Biomedicine, to name only a few.

The European MSc in Data Science (MDS) began in the 2019/2020 academic year and is part of the postgraduate programs offered by the School of Computer Science of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. It is conducted by the Department of Artificial Intelligence (DIA), the Department of Computer Languages and Systems and Software Engineering (DLSIIS) and the Department of Computer Systems Architecture and Technology (DATSI). At this time, the Master's degree is coordinated by the Department of Artificial Intelligence (DIA). The MSc in Data Science is a face-to-face Master's program, and lessons take place at the School of Computer Science of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

This Master's has an academic, scientific and research orientation. Thus, this Master's can be used as a basis for the subsequent attainment of a PhD degree or for the graduate's incorporation into professional activity.

In order to obtain the MDS degree, the student must successfully complete 60 ECTS credits: 36 credits are awarded for required courses, 12 credits are awarded for elective courses, and 12 credits are awarded for the Master's Final Project. The master's degree is designed to be taken on a full-time basis for one academic year. However, the rules of permanence allow for 3 different academic years of matriculation in their subjects.

The courses in the curriculum are organised into a total of 4 subjects: Infrastructure and Data Processing;  Data Analysis and Exploitation; Legal, Ethical and Social Implications of Data Science, and Fundamentals of Research.

The number of vacancies available for new students is 40 (Academic course 2019-20).

The official language of the MSc is English.

The total cost of the Master's Degree in Data Science (reference price from academic year 2019/20) for a student coming from a European-Union country is 2,912.24 €. This is the result of adding up the following amounts:

  • 60 ECTS credits, 45.02 € per credit for students from a European-Union (EU) country (2,701.2 €).

  • Administrative charges: 33.65 € + 1.12 € = 34.77 

  • Issue of the Degree Diploma and the European supplement to the degree: 176.27 €

For students coming from a non-EU country, the price per ECTS credit in the first bullet point is 84.07 € per ECTS credit. The rest of the prices are the same as for EU students.

Research in the School of Computer Science:

The three Departments involved in the Master's in Data Science at the School of Computer Science host different research groups. Here you can find the ones affiliated with DIA. The ones affiliated with DLSIIS include MiDas and the Distributed Systems Laboratory. The ones connected to DATSI are listed here.

You can find more information on research at ETS de Ingenieros Informáticos (ETSII) here.