Data Mining and Knowledge Management, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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University of Nantes ,
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.
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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

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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.
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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 Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • EUR 4000 EU/EEA


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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