Data Mining and Knowledge Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
The primary social and economic value of modern societies is Knowledge. For this reason, mastery of technologies able to abstract dormant knowledge from information, recorded in Datawarehouses or the web, is indispensable for a sustainable development of both the individual and the society.


Data mining and knowledge management (DMKM) has become essential for improving the competitiveness of businesses and increasing access to knowledge. DMKM still comes up, however, against major scientific and technological obstacles. This EM's degree in DMKM proposes specialist training in this field.

The main objective of the Master is to teach the students the approaches and the informatics tools necessary to perform effective Data Mining and Knowledge Management. A further goal of the Master is to initiate the students to the theoretical and/or applied research methodologies in this field.
We can summarize the main objectives of the EM's degree in DMKM in two points:
  • Training high-skilled engineers and researchers in DMKM to fit both industry and academic research needs.
  • Creating an international scientific collaboration network directed by a European consortium. Through teaching and research, this network will be able to:
  • Enhance knowledge in the DMKM domain;
  • Create new opportunities to improve the links between Europe and the third countries in scientific and industrial domains;
  • Promote intercultural approaches in the related domains.

Programme Structure

The Master Course runs over two academic years, and requires the acquisition of 120 ECTS (60 ECTS per year). The course relies on already activated Master Courses at the partner universities. :

A Pedagogic Council (PC), including the coordinators of all partner institutions, manages the course. The basic functioning of the Master relies on a contract with the students. When a student first enrols in the Master, he/she shall sign a "Pedagogical contractt", which describes the goals to reach, a pedagogical path (programme), the remedies/sanctions in case of failures, and the financial arrangements (amount and deadlines for registration fees, amount and modalities of bourse payment (if any)…). See also the document “Student guidelines”. The pedagogic path envisages enrollment of each student in at least two universities of the consortium from different countries. The main educational goal is complemented by a linguistic/cultural one, consisting in getting acquainted with the European languages (other than English) of the hosting countries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission criteria: To be eligible to apply for the Master programme DMKM, students must satisfy both the following conditions:

  • Be the holder of a Bachelor degree (a minimum of three years' study at a university and corresponding to the equivalent of 180 ECTS) in the fields of Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics.
  • If the above list does not mention your test, please upload your certificate of proficiency in English in the application online.
  • Irequired.

Academic evaluation criteria of the candidate's curriculum: Evaluation of the academic curriculum of the candidate is based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the results obtained in the last three years of university study (20 pts);
  • Adequacy of knowledge already acquired in the Master’s subjects (10 pts);
  • Previous work placements (2 pts);
  • Knowledge of foreign languages, excluding English and the mother language (2 pts);
  • Evaluations, made by at least two teachers (or senior researchers) who have known the student, regarding his/her suitability to enroll in a Master programme (5 pts);
  • Student's motivations (20 pts).

Communication evaluation criteria of the candidate interview: Evaluation of the interview is based on the following criteria:

  • Understanding of the English language (4 pts);
  • Ability to speak English (4 pts);
  • Candidate's motivations to enroll in the Master (8 pts);
  • Consistency between the candidate's professional expectations and the goal of the Master (6 pts);
  • Match between the candidate's previous knowledge and the content of the Master courses (4 pts);

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Nantes

750 - 1000 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The Consortium offers 20 scholarship for the best candidates:
  • For Non European students: about 10 scholarships, each of the amount of 4,000.00 € per year. This amount covers half of the tuition fees.
  • For European students: about 10 scholarships, each of the amount of 2,000.00 € per year. This amount covers half of the tuition fees.

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