The Master's specialisation in Data Science focuses on combining data and know-how into practice. Students in the programme will research ways to turn data into tools and useful insights using software and algorithms.
Radboud researchers lead the field in understanding legal and privacy aspects of data science and on the impact of data science on society and policy.This programme works closely with the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) in areas such as machine learning, probabilistic modelling, and information retrieval. Students will benefit from working closely from top experts in the field, conducting research side-by-side and being supervised during projects of their own.
We take a multidisciplinary approach to this field, offering students the chance to take related courses at other departments like at language studies (information retrieval and natural language processing), artificial intelligence (machine learning for cognitive neuroscience), chemistry (pattern recognition and chemometrics) and biophysics (machine learning and optimal control).
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What will you learn?
Gain a theoretical background in Bayesian Networks, information retrieval and practical machine learning
Learn about the philosophy and ethics of computing and information science
Choose from courses in a variety of different disciplines to gain the supplementary knowledge you need to understand the topics you work with
- Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research
Graduates of this programme have little difficulties finding jobs. Some graduates choose to go pursue a PhD, but most of our students go for a career in industry. Graduates could find jobs in a variety of roles.
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- Machine Learning in Practice
- Information Retrieval
- Bayesian Networks
- Research Seminar in Data Science
- Philosophy and Ethics for Computing and Information Science
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
- 1 April: Final deadline
- 1 July: Final deadline
DisciplinesComputer Sciences Data Science & Big Data Machine Learning View 42 other Masters in Data Science & Big Data in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A completed Bachelor's degree: To get admission to the Master's in Computing Science, you'll need a Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science or in Artificial Intelligence. We also encourage students to apply who have a background in natural sciences, such as Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, with a keen interest in data analytics and proven mathematical and programming skills. The Admission Office will consider whether or not you have met the requirements.
- A proficiency in English
Students must have passed (preliminary) examinations containing the following subject matter:
- Variety of these mathematical courses, at least 12 EC: Calculus, Linear algebra, Logic, Discrete mathematics, Statistics, Probability theory, Combinatorics.
- Variety of these theoretical computing science courses, at least 6 EC: Languages and Automata, Computability, Semantics, Functional programming, Proof systems, Software Verification, Machine Learning, and desirably Complexity theory.
- Basic skills programming: Imperative programming, Object oriented programming (as first or second year course), Software development (project work), Data structure algorithm.
- Students must be familiar with research methods, academic writing and critical thinking.
- Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.
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International17000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Nijmegen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website
- Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.