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Master Degree Program in Data Science and Advanced Analytics, with a specialization in Data Science

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Master Degree in Data Science and Advanced Analytics,
with a specialization in Data Science

The Master Degree Program in Data Science and Advanced Analytics, with a specialization in Data Science, is aimed at technically oriented people with solid scientific background, who want to strengthen and deepen their skills on the most used paradigms and environments for software development, and apply them to solve complex real-world problems involving vast amounts of data.

The best students of the 1st year of this program will be invited for a 6-month paid internship, to be held during the 2nd year, in one of the following institutions: Accenture, BI4ALL, Feedzai, Future Healthcare, Grupo Ageas Portugal, iFood, Izertis, Millennium BCP, NOVA IMS, SAS and Tranquilidade.

Partnerships

  • Future Healthcare (2)
    Future Healthcare
  • Ifood
    iFood
  • IZERTIS
    Izertis
  • Feedzai (2)
    Feedzai
  • BI4ALL
    BI4ALL

Internships Agreements

  • Accenture (2)
    Accenture
  • Ageas (1)
    Ageas
  • Millenium (1)
    Millennium
  • Sas (1)
    SAS
  • Tranquilidade (1)
    Tranquilidade
  • Vagas

    Format

    Working Hours

  • Media

    Length and ECTS

    4 semesters (120 ECTS)

  • Semestres

    Attendance

    2 to 3 times a week

  • Lingua

    Start Date

    September 2022

Goals

This program will provide a set of interdisciplinary skills and tools such as:

  • Understanding of the main paradigms associated with large databases and data warehouses;

  • Understanding the processes of decision making;

  • Mastering data mining tools and computational intelligence, in particular for "Big Data" related problems;

  • Mastering the processes of creation and maintenance of descriptive and predictive models;

  • Mastering the most used paradigms and environments of software development;

  • Mastering the concept of problem-solving.

Study Plan

This program lasts 4 semesters: 2 correspond to the curricular component and 2 to the development of a thesis, work project or internship report, in a total of 120 ECTS.

The curricular component (1st and 2nd semesters of the program) corresponds to 60 ECTS, consisting in the following course units:

Mandatory Course Units

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Big Data Modelling and Management
  • Computational Intelligence for Optimization
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Programming for Data Science
  • Statistics for Data Science
  • Storing and Retrieving Data
  • Text Mining

Length, Timetable and Exams

Length

The program lasts 4 semesters. The classes will start in September 2022, ending in June 2023, and run during working hours, 2 to 3 times a week.

Timetable

Fall Semester: see the timetable here for the academic year 2022/2023.

Exams

Spring Semester: see the exams calendar here for the academic year 2021-2022.

Admissions and Fees

The Admissions' Jury Panel of NOVA IMS is looking for excellent students who have the potential to become good technical staff and excellent managers. Qualities such as maturity, determination and motivation, both in the academic path as well in a professional career, are some of the attributes that the Jury Panel is looking for.

2nd  Applications Phase

From April 20th to May 26th, 2022.

Entry Requirements

To enter this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a compatible field (completed by September 2022);
  • Be proficient in English (spoken and written);
  • Strong motivation;
  • High-level achievements in previous academic and professional careers.

How to Apply and selection process

To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal.

The selection process is based on the analysis of academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions’ Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates – face-to-face or videoconference.

Application Fee

The fee of the application is €51. The application can only be considered after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated period, non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

Registration Fee

After being admitted to the program and upon confirmation of enrollment, the applicant must make a payment of pre-registration fee (around one week after the admission result announcement), deductible in the master programs' tuition fee, non-refundable in case of withdrawal, with the following value:

  • €1.150 for applicants from EU and Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • €2.5000 for applicants from other countries, unless their registration fee is provided by an official entity.

Upon registration, the students should make the following payments:

  • €35 - for enrollment fee (the value is updated annually);
  • €1,40 - for annual school insurance (the value is updated annually).

The registration fee for the 2nd year and the following years is €35 (the value is updated annually).

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee of the Master degree program is €6.200, of which €4.100 corresponds to the 1st year of the program and the remaining €2.100 to the development of a thesis, work project or a professional internship report.

Tuition Fee Payment Dates

The tuition fee of this master program can be paid in full, in two (one corresponding to the 1st year and the other to the 2nd year of the master program) or six installments (the first four correspond to the 1st year and the others to the 2nd year):

  • Full payment: From September 25th to 30th, 2022.
  • Payment in two installments:
    • 1st. From September 25th to 30th, 2022 (100% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 2nd. From September 25th to 30th, 2023 (100% of the tuition fee of the 2nd year).
  • Payment in six installments:
    • 1st. From September 25th to 30th, 2022 (25% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 2nd. From November 25th to 30th, 2022 (25% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 3rd. From February 22nd to 28th, 2023 (25% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 4th. From April 25th to 30th, 2023 (25% of the tuition fee of the 1st year);
    • 5th. From September 25th to 30th, 2023 (50% of the tuition fee of the 2nd year);
    • 6th. From February 22nd to 28th, 2024 (50% of the tuition fee of the 2nd year).

Discounts

  • Financial discounts:
    • Students who choose to pay the tuition fee in a single payment have a 5% discount on the payable amount;
    • Students who choose to pay the tuition fee in two payments have a 2,5% discount on the payable amount.
  • NOVA IMS' Alumni (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Master Degree and Doctoral Programs) from a different program of the one they will attend have a 20% discount on the tuition fee, not cumulative with the financial discount.

FAQ

Do you have a question? Explore the most frequently asked questions and find the answer here! If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us!

  • Applications

    When can I apply?

    It is only possible to submit the application during its applications phase. The date of the call for applications is available in the Admissions and Fees page of each program. However, you can fill the application form at any time, submitting it when the applications phase starts.

    How can I apply?

    The applications are submitted online, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal. To submit their application, the applicants must register in the Portal, fill the form, upload your Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal. The application process is the same for all the applicants, national or international.

    Which documents are required?

    The only mandatory document during the application process is the Curriculum Vitae (in .doc or .pdf format). The applicant can upload other documents such as diploma or other certificate of their qualifications.

    How do I convert a file to .PDF?

    Here is a list of websites where you can convert files to the pdf format, as a reference:

    Is there an application fee?

    The application fee is €51 in the academic year 2022-2023. The payment of the application fee will be made during the application process in the Applications’ Portal, through bank transfer/ATM reference, MBWay, PayPal or Visa. The application will only be considered successfully submitted after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated time. It’s non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

    Can I apply to more than one program?

    You can apply to a maximum of 2 programs per application phase, by paying the application fee for each program, that is, the application to 1 program equals the payment of 1 application fee, the application to 2 programs equals the payment of 2 application fees.

    I'm a bachelor's degree senior student. Can I apply ?

    Yes. If you are a final year student and you graduate until September 2023, you can apply and you must deliver an authenticated copy of your degree certificate or diploma until the beginning of the academic year, until September 2023.

    In the application form, a Tax Identification Number is requested. What is Tax Identification Number? I don’t have one, what should I put in that blank field?

    In Portugal, the Tax Identification Number is required to identify a taxable entity or person, in tax declarations or financial transactions. If you don’t have a Tax ID Number or similar, please put “999999999” in that field of the application form.

    What should I write in the field: “Goals/motivation to apply to this program”?

    In this field, please mention:

    • In which way your background (academic and professional) fits the program;
    • What are your short-term professional goals;
    • What are your expectations with the attendance of this program.
  • Admission

    How does the selection process work?

    The selection process is based on the analysis of the academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions’ Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates – face-to-face or videoconference).

    In case I am contacted for an interview, can it be held at distance?

    Yes, the interview can be held at distance, preferably by Skype.

    When will I know the result of the application?

    The result of the application will be known, through email, in the date to be announced in the confirmation of submitted application email and/or by the Admissions’ Jury/Programs Manager.

    I was admitted in the program. What’s the next step?

    In case of admission, the applicant must make the payment of the pre-registration fee (around 1 week after the result announcement), until its deadline, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal and upload the diploma or other certificate of his latest qualification (example: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD).

    Can I attend more than one program by academic year?

    Yes, you may attend two programs per school year, although it’s not recommended. Please pay attention to the fact that there may be overlap of the Mandatory Course Units of each program, as well as the overlap of the exams.

    I was admitted in two programs, but I only intend to attend one. What should I do?

    In case of admission to two programs, the candidate will have to choose, in the Application Portal, the program in which they intend to attend. After choosing the desired program and paying the pre-registration fee, you must select the option "Withdrawal" in the 2nd program in which you do not intend to attend. Thus, your vacancy is available to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I'm on the Waiting List. Can I still be admitted?

    Since it is possible for candidates to apply for two programs per application phase, there will be cases where the same candidate has been admitted to both programs, but intends to join only one. In these cases and if the limit number of vacancies is not completed, the remaining vacancy will be assigned to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I intend the invoice for the payment of the application / pre-registration fees.

    The Invoice-Receipt will be available in this Applications’ Portal up to 2 business days after the payment, in the tab "Billing/Treasury".

    I was admitted in the program, but I need visa. What should I do?

    NOVA IMS can issue a document that proves admission in the program, that will be sent to the student and the Embassy. The document will only be issued or provided after the payment of the pre-registration fee. Regardless of issuance the document, the student must contact the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in their country to get more information.

  • Other Informations

    Is this program taught in Portuguese or English?

    Considering the diversity of students’ nationalities, all the classes will be taught in English.

    Are there scholarships?

    NOVA IMS does not award scholarships. However, you can apply to Universidade Nova de Lisboa’ scholarships and financial support, provided by the university’s Social Welfare Services. You can learn more at https://sas.unl.pt/en/scholarships-2/scholarships_/ or contact them directly to bolsas@unl.pt. We don’t hold information about other scholarships.

    Is it possible to park on campus?

    The students can park their vehicles on campus, if they have the access card. There are several parking areas on campus and near to NOVA IMS. The request for access of vehicles to Campus de Campolide is made through registration or renewal of registration and subsequent payment. To do this, the interested parties should register in the system and select the type of access. Afterwards, they will receive all the data for the payment. It should be noted that the management of parking spaces is the exclusive responsibility of the NOVA’s Rectory. For more information, please visit the webpage http://www.unl.pt/en/nova/parking-campus.

    Is there accommodation on campus?

    The Social Welfare Services of Universidade Nova has ties with three student residences (one of them in Campus de Campolide) for Portuguese scholarship student and international students. The capacity of accommodation at school residences is limited. We can’t, in any way, guarantee you a room and we can only put your name on a waiting list, only after confirmation of admission. You will find more information about the residences at https://sas.unl.pt/en/accommodation/. 

    In case you are admitted to the program and want accommodation in one of the University’s residences, please contact adnovaims@novaims.unl.pt.

    Does the University offer a Portuguese course for international students?

    Yes, there is a Course of Portuguese as Foreign Language. This course is available in 4 types of classes:

    1. Individual lessons (the student arranges the schedule with the teacher according to their availability);
    2. Semester Group lessons (56 study classes + 8 hours for other activities);
    3. 30 hours intensive course (2 weeks);
    4. Online summer course (month of July).

    If you have any questions about this course, please contact: cursoportugues@fcsh.unl.pt.

Achievement Award

All students that stand out, during their academic path, for their academic excellence in the different course units and programs are celebrated. These awards are given by Members of AD NOVA IMS and/or other supportive entities.

Supportive Entity

  • Governodeportugal (1)
    Best Student of Undergraduate/ Postgraduate/ Master Degree Programs

    Scholarship with Value to be Defined

Jorge Abreu
Data Scientist | Médis
Eleonora Sbrissa
Student | Master Degree in Data Science & Advanced Analytics, with a specialization in Business Analytics
Carina Albuquerque
Invited Lecturer | NOVA IMS
Lara Oliveira
Invited Lecturer | NOVA IMS
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