The M.Sc. in Stochastics and Data Science is a two-year graduate program (formally a Laurea Magistrale in the Italian University system) that aims at preparing students with a modern education in probabilistic, statistical and computational methods.
Inspired by the best programs in Data Science recently started in the USA and Europe, this course brings together the expertise of three Departments of the University of Torino and their research groups in Probability, Statistics and Computer Science, and is currently the only offer of this type in Italy to award a degree in Mathematics. The Program is entirely taught in English and will provide students with a solid knowledge in key topics of Applied Mathematics, Probability, Statistics and Machine Learning. These are nowadays essential tools for performing mathematical modelling under uncertainty and for analysing complex, high dimensional datasets with a deep mathematical understanding of the underneath structures.
The Program in pills
Program duration: 2 years
Formal validity of the degree: Laurea Magistrale in the class LM-40 Mathematics within the Italian University system
Emphasis: probabilistic, statistical and computational methods
Teaching language: English
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Courses attendance and full-time/part-time commitment
Courses attendance is not formally compulsory, but highly encouraged. The best case scenario is a full-time commitment attending all courses chosen in one's study plan, planning to complete the program within its regular duration (i.e. graduating between July of the second year of enrolment and the following April). This entails obtaining 60 credits per year.
Students who cannot attend regularly are encouraged to enrol with a part-time commitment. This lowers the number of credits to obtain per year to the range 20 to 36, extending the regular duration of the program and modifying the tuition fees accordingly.
The full-time/part-time commitment is chosen during the Career Plan submission, to be done (after enrolment) during the first semester of the first year.
Note that students already holding a degree of Laurea Magistrale can request the validation of previous exams.