Statistics for Data Science

  • Science-based course for no more than 75 students
  • Strong combination of Statistics and Computer Science and the right mix of multidisciplinary knowledge to support decision-making processes
  • Easy access to employment opportunities a few months after graduation: statisticians and data scientists are key professional figures in the world of work
  • Flexible and multidisciplinary curriculum that allows students to deal with economics, business or finance
  • Stimulating and dynamic study environment


Topics and focus

  • Statistics: methods and applications
  • Mathematics and Probability
  • Computer Science; Algorithms for Data Science; Databases and Data Analytics; Data Visualization
  • Economics, business and finance

Teaching approaches

  • Theoretical lessons are flanked by practice and laboratory activities aimed at learning-by-doing
  • Development of individual and group projects
  • Talks with experts from the world of work


Students participate in a call for admission. Admission requirements are listed in the announcements:

  • early (deadline May 30th): recommended to secure a place; high school seniors may also participate, students are admitted through a selective test TOLC
  • standard (July/August)
  • postponed (September/October), if there are still places available

Only those admitted can enroll. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April), pre-registration on is required

Degree program class
L41 Statistics
75 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

The course provides skills, knowledge and critical ability to operate in all those areas where the decision-making process occurs under conditions of uncertainty. The curriculum focuses on mathematics, statistics and probabilistic disciplines and computer science, as well as on the acquisition of transversal and multidisciplinary skills in the socio-demographic, economic, business and financial areas. The main skills acquired are: methods for the statistical analysis of data; techniques for the construction and management of databases; basic tools for machine learning and data analytics.


Students with a secondary school diploma or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable by the university. Ideal candidates are students with an interest in the scientific method and quantitative disciplines and who want to understand how reality can be analyzed through accurate data interpretation.

The program aims to train experts in statistics and IT with an adequate knowledge of statistical methodology and of the basic tools of data science, as well as practical skills for the management and analysis of large amounts of data to support the decision-making processes of institutions, companies and policy makers.


Data analyst, statisticians, junior data scientist and data engineer are key figures today. They work in multidisciplinary teams in public and private companies, research institutes and consulting firms and operate in the following sectors: marketing; banking, finance and insurance; medical sciences; and information technology.


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes. Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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