Master’s Degree in Big Data Analytics

The program content will train you as a Data Architect, Data Engineer and Data Scientist.

This Master’s Degree trains you to work as a Data Architect, Data Engineer, Data Scientist, Chief Data Officer or Expert in Leading innovative and entrepreneurial projects

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Master’s Degree in Big Data Analytics in Madrid


Oct 23, 2020


9 months, weekends (Fri. Sat)
  • Your teachers are professionals from the banking, health, telecommunications or consultancy fields.
  • Weekend timetable to combine it with your professional employment. 

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

All the information you need to know

  • Fecha de Inicio

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Modalidad


  • Duration

    9 months, weekends (Fri. Sat)

  • ECTS


  • Language


  • Campus

    Madrid Alcobendas

  • Universidad

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Área de Conocimiento

    Business and technology, Engineering

  • Tipo de Estudio


  • Facultad

    Escuela de Arquitectura, Ingeniería y Diseño

Why study this program?

of the most in-demand profiles

Train to work in one of the three most in-demand employment profiles in the IT sector.

consecutive years of awards

Our students’ work has been awarded national prizes for the last 2 years.


High-level infrastructure with 424 hubs and 2TB of memory.

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New candidate profile and degree access routes

This Master’s Degree is especially designed for scientists, techs, engineers, statisticians and mathematicians with experience in IT who wish to refocus their career towards this field with the challenge of creating value through integration and data analysis from different business areas or external means.

Recent graduates in Information Technology and Communications wishing to start their career in the field of management and analysis of large volume of data.

Access Requirements

  • In order to access the Master’s degree it will be necessary to have an official Spanish university degree or other issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area which allows the candidate in the country where the degree was issued, to access postgraduate Master’s Degrees.  
  • To be in possession of a degree in Mathematics, Statistics or IT (or other engineering specialties if you have at least 3 years’ experience in the ICT sector).

Places available

35 places

Admissions process

Students follow the following admissions procedure: 

  • The candidate requests admission to the Master’s Degree to the Admissions Department at Universidad Europea de Madrid filing and completing all necessary documents.
  • Their application file is sent to the Master’s Director, who will verify whether the candidate fulfils the established access requirements.
  • Priority shall be given to students with the required degrees (see candidate profile) and experience with patients will be required, especially with chronic pathologies or areas linked to this specialty.
  • A report will be prepared by the Master’s Director which, if favorable shall be passed along to the Medical Department for their definite admission. 
  • The candidate will complete a personal interview as part of the process.

Admission to the Master’s Degree shall not imply the modification of any academic effects or professional effects of the prior degree which the candidate has, nor any recognition other than to commence the Master’s program. 

The admissions criteria for student admissions should demand be higher than places offered, shall be as follows:

  • Personal Interview: 50%
  • Grade Point Average: 20%
  • Professional Experience: 30%

The department responsible for evaluating the listed criteria is the Postgraduate Commission of the Faculty.

The admissions process for programs in the Postgraduate School at Universidad Europea is open all year round, although registration in any of the programs is dependent on the availability of places.

If you wish to receive personalized advice from our Postgraduate Admissions team, contact either of our two university campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón) or contact us:

Having been advised, you should file the documents required:

  • Application Form
  • Copy of your ID or NIE
  • Copy of your University Degree
  • CV.

The Postgraduate Admissions team will contact you to complete access exams according to your desired program and a personal interview with the Director of the Master’s Degree or with a member on the Admissions Committee. 

* The admissions process does not cost the candidate anything nor is it binding on either party up until the registration process has been completed.

Financial Aid

At Universidad Europea we have a complete system of financial aid available to you to ease your education payments. Some examples are: 

  • Flexible payment options.
  • Financial Aid for early payment
  • Financial Aid for continuing studies.
  • Financial Aid for simultaneous study.
  • Financial Aid for having a family member at Universidad Europea.


Universidad Europea has signed various agreements with financial entities to help you finance your studies.  Check our financing offers here.


At Universidad Europea de Madrid we offer a series of scholarships. To choose the one that best fits your circumstances, click here.


With a clear vision aimed at excellence, our campuses cater to a varied offer of degrees centered around professional and skills development. To this end, we have facilities that stand out for their innovative design, as well as for how they adapt to the needs of the employment market, so that students can be in contact with the professional world from day one.

In Madrid we have two campuses (Villaviciosa de Odón and Alcobendas), another campus in Valencia and another one in the Canary Islands. In total, we have 25 hectares with the best facilities: 3 university clinics, laboratories for all the scientific degrees, multimedia language center, sports complexes and student halls of residence.

In addition, there are work spaces available, tutorial classrooms and areas for group work in all our buildings, as well as within the library, that are available to students and teachers.

In the case of students on the Master’s Degree in Big Data Analytics, you will have available to you the best facilities: two clusters for processing large volumes of data: one main one with over 25 homogeneous nodes and processes and 2TB of ram memory, and another secondary one made up of 4 server machines with high processing capacity and memory (multicore, +64GB per node). Both have Apache Hadoop, HDFS, Apache Spark, and languages/tools to access data bases such as noSQL Hive or Impala.

Study plan

Upon completion of the program, the student is awarded the Master’s Degree in Big Data Analytics, issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid.



Dr. Enrique Puertas
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.


Dr. Néstor Álvaro
Big Data & Predictive Analytics at Deloitte Digital.

Dr. José Maria Gómez Hidalgo
Senior Data Scientist at TIBCO Software.

Álvaro Agea
CTO at Novelti.

Antonio Alcocer
Senior Programmer, Novelti.

Ignacio Javier Carnero
Senior Marketing Director, Thomson Reuters.

Dr. Diego Gachet
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Dr. Javier García Blas
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Dr. Jesús Carretero
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Dr. Esteban García-Cuesta
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Félix Hernández de Rojas
Managing Director, Business Development and Marketing, Telefónica.

Sandra Becker
Co-Founder at Cryptoeconomics.hub and expert in Visualization and storytelling.

Dr. Maite Villalba
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Dr. Javier Sánchez Soriano
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Dr. María Cruz Gaya
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Álvaro Sánchez
Technical Lead / Big Data & Data Visualization Expert at Telefónica

Dr. Juan Antonio Piñuela
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Dr. Fernando Espuelas
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Dr. Carmen González
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

% doctors

72 %

Price and advantages Master’s Degree in Big Data Analytics



Find your scholarship

  • Flexible payments
  • Grants for high performing students
  • Grants for continuing students
  • Grants for simultaneous studies
  • First in family scholarships
  • Universidad Europea scholarship
  • Official scholarships
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  • Learning By Doing developing Big Data solutions with technology such as Hadoop, HDFS, NoSQL, Yarn, Kafka, Hive or Pig, and the development of data mining solutions and automatic learning.
  • If you opt for the professional option, you can complete internships at leading companies such as Accenture, Deloitte, Everis, Indra Sistemas, Luís Simões, Telefónica or VimcomTech.
  • If however you opt for the research option, you can proceed with your doctoral thesis and transfer the credits towards your doctorate.
  • The weekend timetable allows you to combine your professional employment with class attendance.  
  • You can develop your End of Master’s Thesis working on real projects put forth by the same companies and count on the help and guidance from specialists in the sector.

Career opportunities

The student, upon completion of the Master’s Degree, will be prepared to undertake the following usual tasks in the Big Data world:  

  • Expert in Leading innovative and entrepreneurial projects. With the capacity to plan, dimension, manage content, marketing and communications on new platforms, projects and technological solutions.
  • Data Architect. Responsible for defining and rolling out the necessary infrastructure for large data volume projects.
  • Data Engineer. Expert in data analysis and machine learning, responsible for programming the data treatment systems and automatic learning.
  • Data Scientist. Responsible for defining the questions and procedures to analyze data to transform the Company value.
  • Chief Data Officer. Responsible for defining the data privacy, quality and access policies for the Company.

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.