Call for application

  • By what date do you need to obtain the master's degree to be able to apply for the Master's?

The qualification for admission (Master's degree) must be obtained by the deadline for the application (November 15, 2022). Without having already obtained the Maser Degree, the application cannot be completed.

  • What level of statistics is required for the interview?

The required level is an introductory level of descriptive statistics and statistical inference. However, during the boot camp, there will be a statistics module.

  • Since the master's is in English, what level is needed?

The required level of English is B2. Certification is not required but the level is verified during the interview.

  • When will the calendar for the admission interviews be published?

The calendar for the interviews will be published a few days after the deadline for the application has passed.

  • What documents are required for the application?

Curriculum vitae and identity card. Find all the information on the portal for the admission application




  • Regarding the internship, is there the possibility to do it also outside the Tuscany region?

The internship can be done outside Tuscany (some partners of the master are not based in Tuscany for example). However, the company or institution where the internship takes place must have to do with topics in line with the master's degree.

  • Are agreements with partner organizations already in place or would it be up to the individual to propose companies?

We already have agreements with companies that are partners of the master. Of course, for internships, interviews are still held by the companies with the candidates. It is not necessary to do an internship with a partner company. A student is allowed also to do the internship with other organizations.

  • Is it possible to do an internship online?

To date, the university no longer allows internships to be done online. The internships now have to be done on-site.

  • Can internships also be done abroad?

It depends. We have to evaluate each specific case.

  • If my work activity is not compatible with the topics of the master, can I do an internship in another company?

An internship at another company for those who already work cannot be done in Italy according to the law. Indeed, the internship contract is not compatible with another employment contract. In this case, we usually opt for research activity at the University of Florence or IMT.


Compatibility of the master


  • The master falls under the PA 110 protocol, right? Would it be possible to know the registration fee for PA employees and how it must be paid?

The University of Florence joined the initiative. We are awaiting the signing of the new agreement with the Department of Public Administration. More information will be provided shortly. We recommend that you inquire with the offices in charge of this agreement.

  • Is there compatibility between the master MD2SL and a Ph.D.?

According to Law 33/2022 ( which entered into force on 13 May u.s. and subsequent implementing decrees, "simultaneous enrollment in a bachelor's or master's degree course and a master's, research doctorate or specialization course is permitted, except for medical specialization courses, as well as simultaneous enrollment in a Ph.D. or Masters course and a medical specialization course ". At the moment, reading this provision, it does not seem to allow simultaneous enrolment in a doctorate and a post-graduate 2nd-level vocation master. Therefore, in the absence of new provisions, simultaneous enrolment is not allowed.

  • Is there compatibility between research fellowships and the master MD2SL

Yes, there is compatibility unless the incompatibility is explicitly stated in the research fellowship contract.

  • How can a worker attend the master's degree? What are the options for attendance?

The master’s lectures are after 4 pm 3 days a week and on Saturday mornings. Also in our last editions of the Master, most of our students were workers. Attendance is compulsory at 75% and the rule does not bend for working students. Very often, our working students in the past had made arrangements with their companies to be able to attend the Master's. Lessons are from February to early July and then September and October.


Organization of the master


  • Are the names of the professors who will deliver the lectures already available?

The list of the various professors who are part of the master's and will deliver lectures is already available on our website

  • Is it possible to know which software will be used in the hands-on sessions besides the programming languages ​​R and Python?

Various tools are used. The Master's also includes an introductory R and Python course. Some teachers use Matlab and STATA.

  • Will teaching material be provided or will textbooks be indicated?

All material is provided on our e-learning platform.

  • Can all exams be done remotely?

Like the lessons, exams can also be attended remotely.

  • In addition to ML, are ETL, management, acquisition, accumulation, cleaning, data manipulation, and related tools also addressed?

For questions on the topics, we recommend consulting the syllabus here

  • How is the master structured?

You can find all the information on the structure of the Master on our website at this link Each module includes an exam. The exams do not have to be done all at the same time, the students must pass all the modules by the end of the year. The modules are 2 or 3 ECTS each.

  • What about the exams?

The structure of the exams is decided by each professor. There are various types of exams: classic exams, exercises (delivered during the course), projects, etc.

  • What is the final paper (thesis) about?

The final paper counts 3 ECTS, namely 75 hours of work. It should be possibly linked to the internship or research or work in place of the internship. Normally it encompasses an application of the methods and theory studied during the master's. The student chooses a tutor among the professors of the master who helps the student with the final paper.

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