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What will I learn?

The general aim of this Postgraduate Applied Data Science Master’s programme is to prepare you to apply current and upcoming data science methods and techniques within the health domain on an academic level. To this end you will be trained in doing the full cycle of knowledge discovery research, both by following relevant courses and by doing a research project.

IS APPLIED DATA SCIENCE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?

You should have a strong interest in the application of data science in the field of health and have an affinity for performing application-oriented research.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Our course content will instruct you to:

Apply state-of-the-art scientific concepts and techniques in data analytics

Prepare and organize data analytics projects in the domain of health

Perform data analyses for innovation in the domain of health

WHY STUDY APPLIED DATA SCIENCE POSTGRADUATE AT UTRECHT UNIVERSITY?

We highlight four reasons to join our programme. First, this is the first postgraduate Master’s programme in the Netherlands that does not focus 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 more important. Second, its multidisciplinary character connects Statistics and Informatics perspectives onto Applied Data Science on par. Third, the embedding in the new Utrecht University focus area 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. Fourth, it directly leverages the top research in the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine.

CAREER IN APPLIED DATA SCIENCE POSTGRADUATE

There is a big demand for applied data scientists in all disciplines in society where data is being used for research, decision-making or customer interaction. Data Scientist is even often being referred to as ‘the sexiest job of the 21st century’. The Master’s Applied Data Science prepares you for a role as:

  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Data architect
  • Data engineer
  • Data manager
  • Information specialist
  • Entrepreneur

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
€20,473.00 (16,53,716) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,

Utrecht,

3584, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

MSc Track: Knowledge/ competence in the field of European law and a bachelor degree in Economics or sufficient knowledge of economics including knowledge/competence in the fields of: Microeconomics; Mathematics; Industrial organization and Competition Policy; Corporate Finance; Econometrics or Advanced Statistics. English language requirements: IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 7.0 overall band, at least 6.0 for all components. TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 96, at least 23 for writing and 20 for the other sections. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

For international students

You have general knowledge about health and diseases, and overview knowledge of the most relevant historical and recent development in the biomedical sciences specific electives (to an extent of at least 7.5 EC) in the field of Biomedical Science or Epidemiology.

You have sufficient knowledge of statistics, comparable to the level acquired during the Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s course “Statistics and Epidemiology”. If you have insufficient knowledge of statistics, you will be admitted under the condition that you complete an additional course before starting the Master’s degree.

You must have relevant working experience.

Other English language requirements: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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