Data Science and Data Analytics in Europe

Best Courses in Germany, UK, Switzerland and France for Data Science & Analytics

Data has been spreading like wildfire in this digital modern world. With its insurmountable generation has come the need for experts to manage and comprehend the resource that is hidden within its 0s and 1s. Hence the birth of a relatively new field of Data Science/Data Analytics and its professionals called Data Scientists (For the interested, here are some advanced insights on data science and related fields of Artificial Intelligence Vs Machine Learning Vs Data Science Vs Deep learning).

Almost every country, in the world, has begun their own means to provide requisite training to individuals interested in making a career out of deciphering the meaning of Big Data. Europe, with some of the world’s leading universities, has professional degree programs catering to the needs of Data training and research.

In this article, we have collated some of the known Data Science Masters/Research/Certification programs from Germany, UK, Switzerland and France. The tabulated lists, below, are not comprehensive or in any particular ranking order.

The curious reader is recommended to use this article as a helpful resource and follow up with his/her own research. Here’s the list, divided by the individual countries.


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Data Science and Data Analytics programs in Germany


School Degree/Certification/Research Area
Technische Universität Munchen Department of Informatics:Data Engineering and Analytics (M.Sc)

Department of Mathematics: Master’s Mathematics in Data Science

Georg-August-Universität Gottingen Summer School in Data Science
Technische Universität Dortmund M.Sc in Data Science
Frankfurt University Strategic Information Management Master of Science (M.Sc)
Goethe University Databases and Information Systems (DBIS): Frankfurt Big Data Laboratory
Friedrich Schiller Universität M.Sc Computational and Data Science
Heinrich Heine Universität Dusseldorf Computer Sciences at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Research Areas

Humboldt University Business Analytics and Data Science
Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz Institute of Computer Science

The Data Mining Research Group

Otto Von Guericke Universität Magdeburg Data and Knowledge Engineering
Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences Master of Science in Data Science
Technische Universität Berlin Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Data Analytics Lab

Technische Universität Chemnitz Master Business Intelligence and Analytics
Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munchen Master’s in Data Science
Universität Bayreuth Data Science Certificate
Univeristat Bielefeld Bielefeld Center for Data Science
Universität Bonn Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning
Jacobs University M.Sc Data Engineering
University of Manheim Manheim Master in Data Science
Stiftung Universität Hildesheim International Master’s Program in Data Analytics
Universität Hamburg Department of Informatics

Research:Computing Sciences (CIS) in Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Big Data

Karlsruher Institute of Technology Institute of Information Systems and Marketing

Specialization in Data Science

Universität Rostock Data Management for Data Science
Hochschule Der Medein Stuttgart Master’s in Data Science and Business Analytics
Universität Marburg Master of Data Science


Data Science and Data Analytics programs in United Kingdom

School Degree/Certification/Research Area
University of Oxford Applied Data Science
Data Science for the Internet of Things
University of Cambridge MPhil and PhD programs in Cambridge Big Data
Imperial College London Data Science Institute
University College London M.Sc Data Science (Department of Statistical Science)
M.Sc Data Science (Department of Computer Science)
London School of Economics M.Sc Data Science
University of Edinburgh M.Sc Data Science
King’s College London M.Sc Data Science
University of Manchester Data Science Institute
University of Bristol M.Sc Advanced Computing – Machine Learning, Data Mining and High Performance Computing
University of Warwick M.Sc Data Analytics
Warwick Data Science Institute
University of Glasgow M.Sc Data Science
Durham University Institute of Advanced Research Computing
Research: Big Data
University of Sheffield M.Sc Data Science
Queen Mary University of London M.Sc Big Data Science
University of South Hampton M.Sc Data Science
University of Exeter Data Science and Analytics – Post Graduate Study and Research
M.Sc Data Science (Professional)
University of Leeds Data Science and Analytics M.Sc
Lancaster University M.Sc Data Science
University of Sussex M.Sc Data Science
Cardiff University Data Science and Analytics (M.Sc)
University of Dundee M.Sc Data Science
Royal Holloway University of London Masters in Big Data
University of Aberdeen M.Sc Data Science
University of Bath M.Sc Data Science
Brunel University London M.Sc Data Science and Analytics
University of Essex M.Sc Data Science
Goldsmiths University of London M.Sc Data Science
University of Kent Data Science Research Group
Loughborough University Centre for Data Science
Swansea University M.Sc Data Science
City University of London M.Sc Data Science
Plymouth University M.Sc Data Science and Business Analytics
Heriot Watt University M.Sc Data Science
Middlesex University M.Sc Data Science by Research
Bournemouth University M.Sc Applied Data Analytics
University of Bradford Big Data Science and Technology M.Sc
University of Strathclyde M.Sc Data Analytics
University of Brighton Data Analytics M.Sc (PGCert PGDip)
Coventry University Data Science and Computational Intelligence MSc
De Montfort University Data Analytics MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert
University of East London MSc Data Science
Edinburgh Napier University MSc Data Science
University of Greenwich Big Data and Business Intelligence MSc
London Metropolitan University MSc Data Analytics
Northumbria University Newcastle Information Science MSc – Data Analytics
University of Salford, Manchester Data Science MSc
University of West Scotland MSc Big Data
London South Bank University Data Science MSc
Sheffield Hallam University MSc Big Data Analytics


Data Science and Data Analytics programs in Switzerland

Institute Degree
ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Master in Data Science
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL) Master in Data Science
University of Zurich Master of Science UZH in Informatics with major in Data Science
The Swiss Data Science Center

(in collaboration with EPFL and ETH Zurich)

Masters in Data Science


Data Science and Data Analytics programs in France

School Degree
L’Eole normale superieure

with PSL and CFM

Data @ ENS
University of Paris Saclay Center for Data Science (CDS)
Ecole Polytechnique – Universite Paris-Saclay

(in collaboration with

Paris-Sud University, ENS Cachan, Telecom-Paris Tech and ENSAE ParisTech)

Master in Data Science
Paris-Sud University Master in Data Science

with ESSEC Business School

MSc in Data Sciences and Business Analytics
Paris Descartes University Research in Machine Learning for Data Science (MLDS)
Paris Diderot University Master in Statistics with course in Data Science
Telecom Paris Tech Master of Science in Engineering – Data Science
Universite De Lyon Master in Data Science
Paris Tech-Paris Institute of Technology MS Big Data
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis Data Science Tech Institute
Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris 1 Mathematical Modeling and Methods in Economics and Finance

An Introduction to Data Science and Big Data

Paris Seine University International Master in Big Data

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