Data Mining and Knowledge Management, European Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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 European Master in DMKM proposes specialized training in this field.


The primary social and economic value of modern societies is knowledge. For this reason, mastering Information technology for handling information, recorded in Datawarehouses or the Web, is essential to the development of individuals and society.

Since 2015 the consortium is composed of five universities  from three countries: France (University of Pierre and Marie Curie Paris 6, University of Lyon Lumière Lyon 2, PolytecNantes), Italy (University of East Piedmont) and Spain (Technical University of Catalonia). The Master in DMKM is based on experience in multi-site teaching gained from the Masters degree in Knowledge Extraction from Data, which has been running since 1999 within three members of the consortium.

The Master in DMKM is aimed at students from all over the world. Candidates must have a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in one of the fields of computer science, mathematics or statistics, as well as a good level of English (at least TOEFL 550 or equivalent). Admission is granted on the basis of a selection procedure. Classes are taught in English and the course is composed of 18 modules of about 36 hours each. The course runs over 4 semesters. The first semester is devoted to basic training, and includes subjects in mathematics, statistics, databases, etc., whereas the two following ones are devoted to acquire two specialties among five ones, such as E-Science, Digital Humanities, etc. The fourth semester is targeted to the writing of a dissertation in either a laboratory or a company. Language classes will also be provided to ensure that students integrate as well as possible in socio-cultural terms in the host country. The student are encouraged to spend at least one semester in at least two of the four countries. Students that have obtained 120 ECTS will automatically obtain national Master degrees from the countries in which they have studied. Classes are transmitted via video-conferencing. They are also recorded and accessible online. Students can benefit, on their site of residence, from support in the form of tutoring for each course.

Programme Structure

We should distinguish:

  • Common courses. These are composed of 10 courses: 6 in Semester 1, 2 in Semester 2 and 2 in Semester 3. They are devoted to providing the students with the theoretical and methodological background for the specialties. All common courses will be guaranteed to be multi-localized by the partner universities, through video-conferencing. One teacher or a team can give each course. The courses will be then available to all students independently from the country they live in. In this way, all students will share a common background (same pedagogical content, same teachers and same language with a virtual unity of place). To every course teachers available locally at each university will supply 12 additional hours of tutoring.
  • Specialty courses. Semesters 2 and 3 are dedicated to the acquisition by each student of two specialties provided by the partners under the mobility conditions stated below. Each partner gives a specific training related to its own specialties but following the global objective of the programme. In order to avoid course duplication, these semesters offer a total of five specialties including four courses each. The specialty courses are organized locally and not broadcasted using the video-conference technology:

Semester 2 is associated to the following specialties:

  • E-Science, by the University of Paris 6 (UPMC, France);
  • Digital Humanities, by the University of Lyon 2 (ULY2 France);

Semester 3 is associated to the following specialities:

  • Knowledge and Decision, by PolytechNantes (EPUN, France);
  • Statistical Modelling and data mining, by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, Spain)
  • Relational data mining, by the University of Eastern Piedmont (UPO, Italy)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended
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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.

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  • 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

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.
  • Mastering English at a level equivalent to 550 TOEFL.

    In the following table the conversion among different English evaluation systems is reported. The minimum accepted for the European Master DMKM is TOEFL Paper 550 or equivalent.

    Important: Students who have carried out their education programme in English may just send a letter from their university specifying that the education programme language is English.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 5000 International
  • EUR 5000 EU/EEA

Fees cover both the tuition fees and the national enrollment fees,excluding social security, health and home insurance.

The selected candidates will have to confirm their venue and to book their place by paying 1,000 (1/5 of the tuitions fees).


The Erasmus Mundus scholarships are no longer available for the DMKM European Master.

Nevertheless, you can apply independently to your application for the DMKM Master for other scholarships:

  • Campus France scholarschips (Eiffel Scholarships, Entrepreneurs in Africa, Brazil: Science without borders, The Malaysia Program, Mexico CONACYT etc.)

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.