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MScComputing Science: Data Science

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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Data plays a role in almost every scientific discipline, business and industry, and social organisations. Medical scientists sequence human genomes, astronomers generate terabytes of data per hour, marketeers analyse the online behavior of visitors of websites and online services, and the police employ data models that predict where crimes may occur. And of course, businesses like Google and Amazon are shifting user preference data to fulfil desires we do not even know we have. In this specialisation you learn how to turn data into knowledge and solutions, with the help of computers.

Master’s in Data Science: something for you?

- The Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) has a strong international reputation machine learning, probabilistic modelling, recommender systems and information retrieval.
iCIS is leading in research on legal and privacy aspects of data science and on the impact of data science on society and policy.
- The approach is pragmatic, yet grounded in theory.
- You can take related courses at departments like language studies, artificial intelligence, chemistry, or biophysics.
- Exceptional students have the opportunity to study for a double degree in Artificial Intelligence.
- The students rate this Master’s programme 8,2 out of 10 according to the National Student Survey 2019.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Data Science is taught at the Faculty of Science. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The first year of this specialisation contains five compulsory courses. The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

Examples of companies where the graduates end up include SMEs like Orikami, Media11 and FlexOne, and multinationals like ING Bank, Philips, ASML, Capgemini, Booking.com and perhaps even Google.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States