Data Science Immersive: Paris
Your best course for career transformation. This full-time data science bootcamp features expert instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired.
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19K+ Premier Hiring Partners From Around the World
With 11K+ hires, we’ve placed more grads in high-growth, high-pay tech careers than any other programme.
Solve the World’s Most Interesting Problems
Become indispensable to employers with data science fluency. Harness the predictive power of data to work at the forefront of diverse industries like public policy, robotics, and FinTech.
Open Doors With Industry Connections
Equip yourself to succeed in a rapidly expanding field with help from GA’s network of data experts, instructors, hiring partners, and alumni.
Deliver a Professional Capstone Project
Showcase your skill in predictive modeling, pattern recognition, and data visualisation, wrangling massive data sets to forecast trends and inform strategy.
Get Personalised Job Support at Every Step
Build confidence with mock technical interviews and whiteboard challenges, get connected with top employers, and navigate your job search from end-to-end with a dedicated career coach.
Gained a 33% salary increase after launching a data science career at NASA.
Josephine Ho, GA Los Angeles Graduate
“I had always loved and been passionate about data, but the skills used at my jobs always stopped at Excel and Tableau. When I moved back to Los Angeles and saw how quickly the data landscape had transformed, I knew I had to get back in the field and learn the newer technologies.”
Student Experience: Bringing the World of Data Into the Classroom
Expert Instruction That Gets You Job-Ready
Become a true data practitioner. Gain fluency in the field and collaborate with leading professionals through lectures, research exercises, and real-world client projects.
Exclusive Access to Leaders in Data
Get an insider’s look at the data science industry. Engage with data professionals and technologists through sessions like hiring discussions, guest panels, and day-in-the-life talks.
Gain a Valuable Professional Network
Transform and grow your career alongside motivated peers (and potential collaborators). The GA community is a priceless resource — just ask our 70K+ alumni.
Inside the Award-Winning Curriculum
Made With — and for — Top Employers
Data science has topped LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report for three years running. Capitalise on demand with a program that's primed for industry relevance. Our curriculum is guided by the Data Science Standards Board — a group of data executives from companies like Bloomberg and Nielsen.
Gain a Well-Rounded Technical Foundation
Get hands-on with the skills you need to derive value from complex data. Dive into Python, data analysis, and statistical modeling. Then, branch into machine learning with algorithms of increasing complexity, from decision trees and random forests to natural language processing and neural networks.
Put Predictive Modeling Techniques Into Practice
Tackle five projects, compiling a professional-grade portfolio of compelling stakeholder presentations and data visualisations. For your capstone, you’ll put machine-learning models into production to address a real-world data challenge.
Pre-Work: 12 Hours of Online Tutorials
Unit 1: Data Science Fundamentals
Unit 2: Exploratory Data Analysis
Unit 3: Classical Statistical Modeling
Unit 4: Machine Learning Models
Unit 5: Advanced Topics and Trends
Director, Platform Analytics and Customer Data Science, Gap, Inc.
“When I was associated with the selection of General Assembly candidates for our data science internship programme, I was thrilled with the curiosity, proficiency, meticulousness, and depth that they brought to the table. We ended up offering full-time positions to every GA candidate that we onboarded.”
Graduate With a Professional Portfolio: Sample Projects
Mapping Natural Disasters via Social Media
Ebay Listing Optimizer With Machine Learning
These data science veterans bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job.
GA instructors are committed to providing personalised feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools.
The Power of a Dedicated Coach + The Largest Hiring Network
Strategy and Accountability
Our coaches work with you to tell the story of your professional background and individualise your path to a new career. Set goals and stay motivated from the first day of class!
Go In Prepared
Sharpen your ability to master technical interviews, build a personal brand, showcase a portfolio of machine-learning models, visualisations, and more.
Exclusive Networking Opportunities
Learn networking nuances, connect with hiring managers at exclusive GA-hosted events, and prepare to shine with mock interviews.
A Proven Track Record
Student Success at Scale
91.4% of full-time GA Immersive graduates who complete our Career Services program got a job in their field of study within 180 days of graduation.*
Our Commitment to Transparency
As the only “bootcamp” report verified by a Big Four accounting firm, our detailed outcomes report helps you make informed decisions about educational investments.
Measuring Success Locally
Our Paris campus may be new, but our courses here consistently earn an average 69 net promoter score.
*2018–2019 Student Outcomes Report, Student Outcomes for General Assembly’s Immersive Programs Ending Between January 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019.
Join Us Online:
As a result of COVID-19, all of our programming is currently offered remotely.
Course duration: 480 hours
Tuition and Financing
Total cost of course:
Divide tuition into four easy payments.
*Starting with initial payment of 1,000 €
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this data science bootcamp relevant today?
It’s ranked among the top fields in LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report for three years running and, according to the latest numbers, data scientist roles are experiencing 37% annual growth. Across industries from information technology and software to financial services and higher education, organisations are moving quickly to build robust in-house teams of data scientists and advanced analysts, and there’s not enough talent to go around.
For those with quantitative backgrounds or existing analytical skills, building out this specialised skill set can spell ample opportunity to secure a high-paying job in data science, advanced analytics, business intelligence, and more.
What skills are assessed by the end of the programme?
In order to earn a certificate, you will be evaluated based on your ability to:
Collect, extract, query, clean, and aggregate data for analysis.
Gather, store, and organise data using SQL and Git.
Perform visual and statistical analysis on data using Python and its associated libraries and tools.
Craft and share compelling narratives through data visualisation.
Build and implement appropriate machine learning models and algorithms to evaluate data science problems spanning finance, public policy, and more.
Compile clear stakeholder reports to communicate the nuances of your analyses.
Apply question, modeling, and validation problem-solving processes to data sets from various industries to provide insight into real-world problems and solutions.
You will also need to:
Attend all class sessions.
Complete all homework assignments that lead up to the final project.
Complete your final project and present it.
Will I receive a certificate?
Upon passing this course, you will receive a Data Science Immersive certificate. To pass, you will need to:
Attend all class sessions.
Complete all homework assignments.
Complete and present all projects.
Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to potential employers — including our 19K+ hiring partners — along with their LinkedIn networks. GA’s data programmes are well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and partner with us to train their own teams.
What are the professional backgrounds of data science bootcamp students?
DSI students come from all walks of life but share one common mission: They are passionate about launching a career in data science or advanced analytics. We see career-changers from diverse professional backgrounds, including engineers and recent STEM graduates, mid-career marketing and financial analysts, and business strategists, as well as more those from more far-flung fields like sales and the law.
Are there any prerequisites for this data science bootcamp?
This is an intermediate-level course with some prerequisites. We recommend that students arrive with a mathematical foundation and familiarity with Python and programming fundamentals. Some students have a technical background, such as a degree in mathematics or computer science or work experience in research or analysis. Other students engage in self-learning to build a foundation ahead of class.
Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this Immersive is a good fit for you.
The course also requires:
A good level of English proficiency (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2 or a TOEFL score of 90 is recommended). Check this self-assessment grid.
Your own laptop (PC or Mac). It must be no more than four-years old and able to run the most recent operating system.
If remote, a webcam, headphones, and good access to the internet are required.
What does my tuition cover?
Here are just some of the benefits you can expect as a GA student:
Expert instruction in the skills you need to successfully transition into a data science career. If remote, you'll be given free access to Zoom, the videoconferencing application for this instructor-led course.
Access to self-paced pre-work to explore data science fundamentals and prepare to hit the ground running on day one of class.
Robust coursework, including expert-vetted lesson decks, project toolkits, and more. Refresh and refine your knowledge throughout your professional journey as needed.
A professional-grade portfolio to showcase your ability to solve real-world data problems to potential employers and collaborators.
Individual feedback and guidance from instructors and TAs during office hours. Stay motivated and make the most of your experience with the help of GA’s dedicated team.
Access to the collaborative chat tool Slack to communicate with your instructors, peers, and alumni throughout the course.
Dedicated career services to help you navigate your personal job search experience, from design challenges, to salary negotiation, and more. Technical interview prep, including resume reviews, mock interviews, and whiteboarding practice.
Exclusive access to alumni discounts, networking events, and career workshops.
A GA course certificate to showcase your new skill set on LinkedIn.
Connections with a professional network of instructors and peers that lasts well beyond the course. The global GA community can help you navigate and succeed in the field.
What projects will I work on during this data science bootcamp?
For your capstone project, you’ll tackle a real-world data problem from end to end. Develop a pitch and problem statement, source and collect relevant data, conduct an exploratory data analysis, and build a predictive model. You’ll document and share your findings through a presentation, technical report, and non-technical summary.
Throughout this Immersive, you’ll also compile a portfolio of projects designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit. Gain hands-on experience with statistical and machine learning models, Python programming tools, recommender systems, neural networks, and more.
How does this course relate to GA’s other data programmes?
This Data Science Immersive course is meant for students who are committed to changing careers and provides the most direct pathway to data science and other advanced analytics roles.
For professionals who already work with data and want to perform more complex analysis involving computation, we also offer an evening and weekend Data Science course.
If you’re searching for a more entry-level course, Data Analytics teaches beginners how to perform rigorous analysis with Excel, SQL, and Tableau.
Which format should I take this data science bootcamp in – on campus or online?
It’s up to you! Our Remote courses offer a learning experience that mirrors GA’s on-campus offerings but allow you to learn from the comfort of home. If you don’t live near a GA campus, have a busy travel schedule, or just want to save yourself the commute, a Remote course could be a good option for you, if available in your market. You’ll still get access to the expert instruction, learning resources, and support network that GA is known for.
If you prefer to learn alongside your peers and can make it to campus, our in-person courses allow you to take advantage of our beautiful classrooms and workspaces.
Our Admissions team can advise you on the best format for your personal circumstances and learning style.
What is the remote experience at GA?
Engage in live, online, project-based learning that’s designed to transform your career — from anywhere. Powered by Zoom, the major video conferencing tool, and the collaborative messaging platform Slack, our interactive classroom mirrors what you’ll encounter as part of the modern workforce.
You’ll be able to not only share your screen and present your work to classmates but also collaborate in small groups via breakout rooms. Additionally, you can revisit recordings of class sessions in the future.
Beyond class hours, get guidance, feedback, technical assistance, and more during frequent one-on-one check-ins and office hours.
What do career services look like for remote students?
The same as our on-campus experience! We approach our remote Outcomes programming with the same philosophy, promise to, and expectations of our students. Get an insider’s look at the industry through virtual sessions like day-in-the-life talks, hiring panel discussions, guest speakers, and more. You’ll work individually with your career coach to understand your local job market, find opportunities, and connect with the local data community. Our Admissions team can provide more details on the dedicated support you’ll receive on the path to landing a data science role.
In what language is this programme taught?
Our courses will be delivered in two ways:
Fully in English
In French, with English materials
Please check with the Admissions team to confirm which is true of your course of interest and what is relevant for your situation. In both cases, if you are not native speaker, a CEFR level of B2 or a TOEFL score of 90 is recommended. (Review this self-assessment grid in English.)
What are my financing options?
We offer a variety of different financing options, including instalment plans, so you can focus on what counts — your education. Speak with our Admissions team to learn more and find the best fit for you and your finances.
Our programme is currently not eligible for governmental funds in France such as CPF, however, we are working to become eligible in the future.
The “Compte personnel de formation” (i.e., “personal training account’”) was created in order to provide training opportunities throughout an employee’s professional life in France, encouraging everyone to undertake training or study throughout their working life until retirement age.
The CPF is made available to employees working in the private sector, as well as job-seekers and youth who are entering the world of work (at 15- or 16-years-old) exclusively in France.
However, do not hesitate to contact your company to find out if it can utilise its personal funds to help you finance training, or contact your National Job Centre (Pôle Emploi) advisor if you are a job-seeker. Indeed, many structures in France such as your region, Pôle Emploi, or AGEFIPH can help you finance your training. Your job-seeker advisor at Pôle Emploi will be able to direct you toward these different systems or offer you Individual Training Assistance (AIF).
General Assembly is registered on the DataDock database and therefore meets the quality requirements set by French law.
Are GA’s courses accessible for people with disabilities?
GA can provide access to its courses for people with disabilities. Please contact our Admission team to discuss your needs and learn how we could support you throughout your learning journey.