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2019 Best Masters in Data Science and Analytics – Europe Edition


We provide an updated list of our comprehensive, unbiased survey of graduate programs in Data Science and Analytics from across Europe.



Netherlands

  • Delft University of Technology's MS in Computer Science-Data Science and Technology track.In the Data Science and Technology track of this program, you will learn how to engineer and develop systems capable of processing and interpreting massive data sets to extract important information. Fundamental and practical issues of the analysis of data will be addressed, including e.g. security of data and software, visualization of information, decision making from data, and high-performance computing algorithms. (24-month program, EU: $4,567, Non-EU: $32,574 full tuition, CS Rank: 75)
  • JADS Joint Master ​Data Science ​& ​EntrepreneurshipThe two-year MSc Data Science and Entrepreneurship is a truly interdisciplinary business, technology, and analytics program. It synthesizes the unique key strengths of Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University: the technological know-how of Eindhoven with the business, legal and societal insights of Tilburg.  (24-month program, EU: $4,860, Non-EU: $35,540 full tuition)
  • Leiden U. M.Sc. in Data Science: Statistical Science.This specialisation gives you a better understanding of statistical models, especially in relation to Data Science, including their application and interpretation in a broad range of empirical research. With this knowledge you’ll be able to critically study scientific research and develop new models and techniques. Topics which will be discussed within this programme are Data Mining, Machine Learning, Networks, Pattern Recognition, and Deep Learning. Sc. in Data Science: Computer Science option available, visit here for more information. (24-month program, EU: $4,589, Non-EU: $41,111 full tuition, CS Rank: 275)
  • Radboud U. Master in Computing Science: Data Science.In this program you’ll learn how to turn data into knowledge with the help of computers and how to translate that knowledge into solutions. (24-month program, EU: $4,589, Non-EU: $25,769 full tuition, CS Rank: 325)
  • University of Amsterdam's Master's in Information Systems: Data Science track.In this one-year program, you will acquire knowledge of the theories and tools used in data science. We will teach you how to use these tools for working with data in different domains, such as Healthcare, Media and Communication, Smart City, Life Sciences and Digital Humanities. (12-month program, EU: $4,589, $16,433 full tuition, CS Rank: 75)
  • NEW University of Amsterdam’s Master’s in Business Data Science. Are you interested in data science and business? Do you have an analytical mindset and intellectual curiosity? If so, this Master’s is for you. (12-month program, EU: $4,589, $16,433 full tuition, CS Rank: 75)
  • Tilburg U. Master Track Data Science Business and Governance, focusing on knowledge and expertise in the area of data analysis and data mining, but also in economic, management and legal perspectives on big data. Answering the growing need in governmental organizations, companies and academia for employees with analytical skills (12-month program, EU: $2,339 EU, Non-EU: $16,287 full tuition, CS Rank: 575)
  • Tilburg U. Master Track Business Analytics and Operations Research, teaches generic Data Science and Optimization methods that allow you to solve decision problems in a wide variety of applications. (12-month program, EU: $2,339, Non-EU: $16,287 full tuition, CS Rank: 575)
  • NEW Maastricht University's Data Science for Decision Making Masters. Do you like coming up with elegant solutions for complex problems? Do you find it challenging to extract patterns from large sets of data? Then you should consider getting a master’s in Data Science for Decision Making. (24-month program, Statutory: $2,345, Institutional: $18,917 full tuition, CS Rank: 575)

Norway

Poland

  • NEW Warsaw School of Economics’ M.A. in Advanced Analytics – Big Data. The graduate of the programme can be employed as a specialist in advanced data analysis in manufacturing companies, banks, insurance and telecommunications companies, public administration and research centres specializing in advanced data analytics. The studies also prepare students to conduct research and to take up third-cycle studies. (24-month program, EU: $7,979, Non-EU: $10,783 full tuition)
  • NEW Kozminski University’s M.A. in Big Data Analytics. The Big Data Analysis specialization at Kozminski University, on the Master in Finance and Accounting studies, is a two-year program conducted in English, which is held in collaboration with industry experts from global companies. (24-month program, EU: $2,998 full tuition)

Portugal

  • NEW Nova IMS’ M.Sc. in Data Science and Advanced Analytics. The popularity of Data Science and Analytics has been steadily growing in the last few years, both in Industry and Academia. The Master degree Program in Data Science and Advanced Analytics, with a Major in Data Science, is aimed at market oriented people, who want to apply effective analytical models to different business problems, interpreting the results and their implications to the business, with the objective of taking data driven decisions to optimize the business process. (24-month program, $7,822 full tuition, CS Rank: 125)

Russia

  • Novosibirsk State University's M.Sc. in Big Data Analytics.The innovative project-oriented training in Data Science is led by the minds that envision and the hands that shape the future of the Big Data World. Your diploma will read Master of Science only because our "Wizard" degree is not yet official. (24-month program, $11,681 full tuition, CS Rank: 325)
  • ITMO University's Master's in Machine Learning and Data Analysis. The Machine Learning and Data Analysis Master's program is one of few programs in Russia that offers students to acquire education in the area of data science which is rapidly becoming more and more crucial as we now live in the information age. Students will learn how to use the latest tools and analytical methods to analyze real-world data. It is a great opportunity to study best practices for collection, storage, and retrieval of data, machine learning algorithms and data mining techniques, data visualization and modeling. (24-month program, Russian Students: $3,280, Non-Russian Students: $3,587 full tuition, CS Rank: 125)
  • Ural Federal University's Master's in Adaptive Data Analysis.This program graduates will be qualified for careers in the fields of Adaptive Data Analysis and Big Data in different industries, areas and forms of ownership, institutions and organizations, including financial, credit and insurance institutions, municipal authorities and the government, academic and institutional research organizations. (24-month program, $5,750 full tuition, CS Rank: 575)
  • NEW National Research University’s Master’s in Applied Statistics with Neural Network Analysis. The Master of Applied Statistics with Network Analysis programme at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is for students who wish to develop their statistical knowledge and credentials by obtaining a graduate degree in Applied Statistics, regardless of their primary field of study. (24-month program, $10,508 full tuition, CS Rank: 225)

Spain

  • IE School of Human Science and Technology's Master in Business Analytics and Big Data.IE’s two Masters in Business Analytics and Big Data are innovative degrees designed to train a new generation of data-driven and innovation-oriented professionals with all the necessary skills to pursue a successful career in Business Analytics and Big Data. (10-month program, $39,538 full tuition)
  • Barcelona Technology School's Master in Big Data Solutions.The Master in Big Data & Innovation Analytics will help you to become an international professional able to discover insights and drive innovation in any organization. You will learn to extract relevant insights from data and to generate strategic solutions for any kind of organization or industry using the most advanced analytics and data technologies. (9-month program, $29,095 full tuition, CS Rank: 125)
  • Barcelona Graduate School of Economics' Master's in Data Science.This program 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. (9-month program, $20,780 full tuition)
  • Universitat de Barcelona's Master in Foundations of Data Science.This program gives the algorithmic and mathematical basis needed for the correct modeling and analysis of data by means of practical oriented sessions, as well as the professional skills for confronting data based projects. It emphasizes the skills related to the understanding of the foundations of the algorithms behind data science and to the skill of modifying and creating new specific algorithms tailored to the data project needs. (12-month program, EU: $3,291, Non-EU: $5,683 full tuition, CS Rank: 175)
  • NEW Carlos III U. of Madrid Master in Big Data Analytics. This Master in Big Data Analytics from Carlos III University of Madrid is oriented towards the (re)training of professionals with responsibilities related to data analytics, and in particular of those involved with the evaluation of very large volumes of data in their companies. (12-month program, EU: $3,291, Non-EU: $5,683 full tuition, CS Rank: 175)

Sweden

  • University of Skövde's Master of Science in Data Science.The program focuses on three main areas: intelligent data analysis, programming and decision support. Example courses are artificial intelligence, data mining, programming, visual analytics and business intelligence. (12-month or 24-month, EU: Free, Non-EU: $30,900 full tuition)
  • Linköping University's M.Sc. in Statistics and Machine Learning.The programme focuses on modern methods from machine learning and database management that use the power of statistics to build efficient models, make reliable predictions and optimal decisions. The programme provides students with unique skills that are among the most valued on the labour market. (24-month program, EU: Free, Non-EU: $23,446 full tuition)
  • NEW University of Gothenburg’s Master of Applied Data Science. Data Science is concerned with extracting meaning from large volumes of data. It is a field that has grown rapidly in recent years as a result of the increasing availability of large data sets, and the opportunities and challenges that these present. (24-month program, EU: Free, Non-EU: $30,537 full tuition, CS Rank: 425)
  • NEW Chambers University of Technology M.Sc. in Data Science. With the digital revolution, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an important part of our lives and in society as a whole. With a solid foundation in machine learning, and in understanding the diverse problems of Data Science and AI, you will have a wide range of career opportunities to choose from. Data Science programme is offered at Chalmers University of Technology. (24-month program, EU: Free, Non-EU: $30,327 full tuition)

Switzerland

  • École Polytechnic Fédérale de Lausanne's Master of Data Science.This program offers you a comprehensive education, from the foundations to implementation, from algorithms to database architecture, and from information theory to machine learning. The Master program is offered by the School of Computer and Communication Sciences in collaboration with the Institute of Mathematics and the School of Engineering. It is a two-year program and fully taught in English. (24-month program, $2,532 full tuition, CS Rank: 24)
  • ETH's Master in Data Science.The specialized ETH Master's program in data science, offered in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics as well as the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, provides a high quality education geared towards nurturing the next generation of data scientists. It is a two-year program fully taught in English. (24-month program, $2,320 full tuition, CS Rank: 9)
  • Université de Genève's Master of Science in Business Analytics.The program's objectives are to support students to manage, analyse and use data in strategic, tactical and operational decision making under uncertainty; prepare students for an efficient leadership within the digital transformation to create value for businesses and society; and bridge the gap between university education and professional needs. (24-month program, $2,025 full tuition)
  • NEW University of Zurich’s M.Sc. in Data Science. At the heart of the major study program in Data Science are elective modules in the area of informatics plus a Master's project. (24-month program, $2,965 full tuition, CS Rank: 125)
  • NEW Lucerne U. of Applied Sciences and Arts M.Sc. in Applied information and Data Science. The multidisciplinary Master’s programme prepares students for the technical and managerial challenges of the digital economy. The course opens up a wide range of employment and development opportunities in all data-related functions, business fields, companies and organisations. (24-month program, $2,965 full tuition)

 Turkey

  • NEW Istanbul Sehir University’s M.Sc. in Data Science. Istanbul Sehir University's Data Science (with Thesis) Graduate Program aims to fill in the projected data science skills gap by educating tomorrow's data scientists. (24-month program, $8,000 full tuition)
  • NEW Ted University’s Master of Applied Data Science. Being recognized at a great pace from the beginning of 2000s, the concept of data science, the aim of which is to extend the application range of statistics, has become one of the most needed professional branches of the century in recent years. Learn more in the Applied Data Science programme at TED University. (18-month program, $8,000 full tuition)

UK

  • Imperial College of London's Master of Science in Business Analytics.This is a one-year, full-time program that prepares graduates for a future of data and evidence-based decision making. You will learn from leading practitioners and world-class faculty how to apply the latest academic thinking and analytical and computing tools to help make business decisions. (12-month program, $36,897 full tuition, CS Rank: 15)
  • University of Edinburgh's Master of Science in Data Science.The program is designed to attract students who want to establish a career as a data scientist in industry or the public sector, as well as students who want to explore the area prior to further training such as in our CDT in Data Science. (12-month program, EU: $17,992, Non-EU: $40,026 full tuition, CS Rank: 21)
  • University College of London's Master of Science in Data Science.This MSc will equip students with the analytical tools to design sophisticated technical solutions using modern computational methods and with an emphasis on rigorous statistical thinking. The programme combines training in core statistical and machine learning methodology, beginning at an introductory level, with a range of optional courses covering more specialized knowledge in statistical computing and modeling. (12-month program, EU: $18,018, Non-EU: $37,040, CS Rank: 37)
  • The London School of Economics' M.Sc. in Data Science.This program provides training in data science methods, emphasising statistical perspectives. You will receive a thorough grounding in theory, as well as the technical and practical skills of data science. (12-month program, EU: $36,579, Non-EU: $37,299 full tuition, CS Rank: 125)
  • City University of London's M.Sc. in Data Science.This program is for students who have a numerate first degree or can demonstrate numerate skills. Students are often at the early stages of their careers in diverse professions including economics, statistics and computer science. Students will have a curiosity about data and will want to learn new techniques to boost their career and be part of exciting current industry developments. The program includes some complex programming tasks because of the applied nature of the course, so many students have a mathematics or statistics background and enjoy working with algorithms. (12-month program, EU: $12,712, Non-EU: $22,816 full tuition, CS Rank: 375)
  • University of Southampton's M.Sc. in Data Science.This program will train students to become proficient data scientists. You will gain advanced knowledge in areas such as data mining, machine learning, and data visualization, including state of the art techniques, programming toolkit, and industrial and societal application scenarios. (12-month program, EU: $12,060, Non-EU: $31,943 full tuition, CS Rank: 125)
  • Goldsmiths University of London's M.Sc. in Data Science.The MSc in Data Science will provide you with the technical and practical skills to analyse the big data that is the key to success in future business, digital media and science. (12-month program, EU: $13,220, Non-EU: $19,609 full tuition, CS Rank: 525)
  • University of Bath's M.Sc. in Data Science.In this program, you’ll learn strong statistical foundations of universal relevance and develop specialist knowledge of probabilistic machine learning techniques. You will gain expertise in the software technologies that are central to putting this knowledge into practice, addressing the challenges of small and large data sets. (12-month program, EU: $12,386, Non-EU: $28,683 full tuition, CS Rank: 375)
  • King's College London's M.Sc. in Data Science.This program is an interdisciplinary study programme that will provide you with advanced technical and practical skills in the collection, collation, curation and analysis of data. It also examines the professional, legal and ethical responsibilities of data scientists. This is an ideal study pathway for graduates with a background in quantitative subjects, or who possess relevant work experience in the current methods and techniques of data science. (12-month program, EU: $12,907, Non-EU: $33,246 full tuition, CS Rank: 75)
  • University of Glasgow's M.Sc. in Data Science. This Masters in Data Science provides you with a thorough grounding in the analysis and use of large data sets, together with experience of conducting a development project, preparing you for responsible positions in the Big Data and IT industries. As well as studying a range of taught courses reflecting the state-of-the-art and the expertise of our internationally respected academic staff, you will undertake a significant programming team project, and develop your own skills in conducting a data science project. (12-month program, EU: $10,430, Non-EU: $27,405 full tuition, CS Rank: 125)
  • University of East London's M.Sc. in Data Science.The MSc in Data Science is aimed at providing opportunities for students who wish to establish expertise and employment in data-centric, largely quantitative areas within a broad range of professional disciplines and areas of employment. A cross-disciplinary approach is therefore central to the delivery of the program. (12-month program, EU: $11,186, Non-EU: $17,288 full tuition)
  • Cardiff University's M.Sc. in Data Science and Analytics.This program aims to provide you with a comprehensive set of skills needed to handle, collect, store and analyse large and complex sets of data. You will be taught by subject experts from both the School of Mathematics and the School of Computer Science and Informatics, which will allow you to see the topic from different perspectives and provides access to a wide range of modules across both Schools. (12-month program, EU: $12,190, Non-EU: $28,227 full tuition, CS Rank: 275)
  • Lancaster University's M.Sc. in Data Science.This program is unique in its deliberate focus on multidisciplinary learning. Effective data science requires skills drawn from a range of disciplines and therefore our programme is offered jointly by The School of Computing and Communications, The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Lancaster University Management School. (12-month program, EU: $12,190, Non-EU: $26,727 full tuition, CS Rank: 175)
  • NEW University of Essex’s M.Sc. in Big Data and Text Analytics. The Big Data and Text Analytics course offered by the University of Essex helps you obtain practical knowledge of processing textual data on a large scale in order to turn this data into meaningful information, and have the chance to work on projects that are derived from actual industry needs proposed by our industrial partners. (12-month program, EU: $11,786, Non-EU: $22,894 full tuition, CS Rank: 375)
  • NEW University of South Wales’ M.Sc. in Data Science. On the Data Science course from University of South Wales you will learn how to apply high level analytical skills and knowledge to solve a range of real-world problems. (12-month program, $17,470 full tuition, CS Rank: 375)
  • NEW Leeds Beckett University M.Sc. in Data Science. Data and information is recognised as a central to the economic, business and cultural life of our society today. This Data Science course at Leeds Beckett University will equip you with the advanced information and analytic skills to thrive in the digital knowledge economy. (12-month program, $17,470 full tuition)
  • NEW Brunel University London M.Sc. in Data Science and Analytics. The Data Science and Analytics course offered by Brunel University London is run in conjunction with SAS, a market leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. (12-month program, EU: $13,220, Non-EU: $24,407 full tuition)

Ukraine

Of course, please let us know in the comments below if you think we’ve missed any course that should be added to this list. You may find more detailed information on other European countries, and other programs in this link.

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