Embrace data-intensive science and help revolutionise health care

There is a big demand for applied data scientists in all disciplines in society, where data is being used for research, decision-making and customer interaction. Data scientist is even being refered to as ‘the sexiest job of the 21st century’.

Do you have an obvious interest in data science and eagerness to apply this science within the health domain? The Applied Data Science Postgraduate Master’s programme trains you to be an expert in current and upcoming data science methods and techniques. You will be doing the full cycle of knowledge discovery research, both by following relevant courses and doing a research project.

Studying the intersection of data science and health

This Master’s programme is for those who have a strong interest in, and affinity for, performing application-oriented research and the implementation of data science in the field of health. Our study programme enables you to apply state-of-the-art scientific concepts and techniques in the growing field of data analytics. You will prepare and organize data analytics in health care projects and contribute to innovation in the field of data science.

Why you should join our Master’s programme

  1. This is the first postgraduate Master’s programme in the Netherlands that does not focus mainly on business analytics, but on the application of data science in the field of health. A fast growing area in which data are quickly becoming increasingly important.
  2. Applied Data Science provides for an active data science community in which students, researchers, and data scientists from a range of companies will regularly meet and cooperate. You get a chance to join the frontrunners in a growing field.
  3. It directly leverages the top research between three UU faculties: the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine.
  4. Good career prospects. There is a growing demand for data specialists since data is increasingly important in many branches of economy.



Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Biomedical sciences
  • Programme: Applied Data Science Postgraduate
Accredited by the NVAO
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  • Full-time
  • Part-time
1,5 year
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
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Tuition fees:
  • Non-EU/EEA students, institutional fee € 18.690 (for 1 year) / € 28.035 (for the entire 1.5 year programme)
  • Dutch and other EU/EEA students, institutional fee: € 12.585 (for 1 year) / € 18.878 (for the entire 1.5 year programme)
Graduate school:
Life Sciences