Data savvy? Master your future with Applied Data Science

Starts September 2020

Applied Data Science

Data are everywhere. In today’s society it is becoming more and more important to put these data effectively and safely to use. The new Master’s programme Applied Data Science enables you to become a data science professional with excellent analytic capabilities. 

You are able to apply these capabilities across a wide number of domains, such as health science, geo science, social and behavioural science and media studies. The programme is taught in English and was set up in co-creation with the industry. This Master’s programme is intended for students who have a clear and ambitious interest in Applied Data Science. Applicants can come from a wide range of fields. You must have an academic understanding of statistics and programming. See the Entry Requirements.

Become a data science professional with excellent analytic capabilities

Please note:

The programme starts in September 2020 and currently is in the process of obtaining official approval. Therefore, it is not yet possible to apply through Studielink. Please leave your name and email address so we can contact you as soon as the application has been opened.

Programme information

We have done our utmost to present this new master here as well as possible. You can find more information about the study programme, requirements and career opportunities.

Because the study is new, we cannot yet share with you the experiences of previous students. We do have an outstanding community of researchers who are interested in developing the field of data science within Utrecht University. So we can rely on excellent research and inspiring education.

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Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Profession: Data Scientist
  • Master's degree in: Applied Data Science
  • Programme: Applied Data Science
Language of instruction:
Part- or full-time status:
1 year
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
Start of studies:
September 2020
Application deadline:
  • September: Dutch & EU/EER students: 1 June
  • September: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
Tuition fees:
Graduate school:
Natural Sciences