The 2nd Level Master in Data Science and Statistical Learning (MD2SL) is promoted by the Florence Center for Data Science, through the Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications “G. Parenti” (DISIA) of the University of Florence and the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca.
The master MD2SL aims to equip professionals with extensive theoretical knowledge of more advanced statistical, IT and computational tools, allowing them to use and critically evaluate the potential of different methods to extract information from the increasing amount of data available in diverse application areas, with particular reference to applications in the economic, business and health sectors, to provide research questions and foster innovation.
Data scientist possessing:
a deep theoretical knowledge of advanced statistical and computer science methods;
an applied knowledge of the different tools of data science;
3. the ability to effectively communicate with subjects without a technical background in data science.
In particular, the master course provides the methodological tools to future data-driven decision makers in the fields of economics, business and health sciences.
At the end of the program, participants will have acquired:
a knowledge of the most advanced methods of statistics, computer science, engineering and artificial intelligence;
the ability to collect relevant data;
the ability to structure, clean and analyze large data sources;
the ability to organize, analyze and evaluate results to support decision-making processes;
strong communication and visualization skills.
As data analyst in the public and private sectors: pharmaceutical, banking, energy, finance, and insurance companies, research centers, international organizations, public administrations, hospitals, local authorities, etc.
PhD programs in line with the topics covered, both in Italy and abroad.
course of study
The master MD2SL comprises three distinct teaching blocks and a data science lab:
I - Data Science Bootcamp
Provides a solid knowledge on the foundations of Data Science:
Mathematics and Statistics for Data Science
Algorithmic Foundations and Programming Skills
II - Core Courses
Provide theoretical and practical skills in Data Science and Data Analytics:
Statistical Learning for Data Science
Supervised and Unsupervised Learning
Decision Theory for Data Science
Ethics and law for Data Science
III - Elective Courses
Provide specific skills in the fields of economics and business or health and medical science, organized in three possible tracks:
Data Science for Economics
Data Science for Business
Data Science for Health
At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to put the acquired knowledge into practice through a 225-hour internship at one of the public or private companies, research centers and units, or local authorities that are partners of the master's program.
The master's program includes:
400 hours of lectures (including workshops and testimonials from industry experts)
18 hours of seminars
225 hours of internship
attendance of at least 75% of the total number of hours
Lectures and seminars will take place onsite, online or in blended mode, according to the evolution of the epidemiological emergency from Covid-19, for 16 hours/week, including Saturdays. More details about the course schedule will be available soon.
On-site teaching activities take place at:
Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications "G. Parenti" - viale Morgagni, 59 - Florence
Morgagni Learning Center - viale Morgagni, 40 - Florence
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca - piazza S. Francesco, 19 - Lucca
12 months (February 2021 - January 2022). Classes are scheduled to start on 15 February 2021.
The master course includes a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants.
Important Dates and Deadlines
11 January 2021 - 1:00 pm: deadline for submitting the online application
18 January 2021 - 9:30 am: online selection interview in English
25 January 2021: publication of the list of selected candidates
8 February 2021 - 1:00 pm: deadline for enrollment
MD2SL enrollment fee: € 4,500 (in two installments) - Individual module registration fee: € 100/CFU.
Qualification: 2nd level Master’s Degree
Duration: 15/02/2021 - 14/02/2022
Schedule: 16 hours per week, including Saturdays, in blended mode
Location: Florence and Lucca
Admission Requirements: Degree from the previous system, specialist/2nd-cycle degree, single-cycle degree
Enrollment Fee: Master's course: 4,500€ - Individual modules: 100€/CFU
Max Number of Participants: 20
Application Deadline: 11/01/2021
Internship: 225 hours at the Master's partners