Data Science: Computer Science, M.Sc. | Leiden University | Leiden, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Data Science: Computer Science

24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Data Science: Computer Science MSc programme at Leiden University equips you with state-of-the-art knowledge in the advanced statistical techniques, machine learning and algorithmic aspects of data analysis.


Data science is an interdisciplinary discipline at the border between statistical science and computer science aiming at discovering knowledge from typically large set of data. To achieve this goal, data scientists use statistical methods and machine learning in combination with exploration and optimization algorithms from computer science. 

This specialisation provides you thorough knowledge and understanding of the computational aspects of data analysis, including mining of massive datasets, deep learning, network analysis, and text analytics.

Why study the Data Science: Computer Science MSc programme at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation is a unique collaboration between Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science and the Mathematical Institute, in collaboration with the Leiden Centre of Data Science.
  • Within the Data Science master's specialisation you focus on the statistical and computational aspects of Data Science as well as on its applications.

Programme Structure

The curriculum of the Data Science: Computer Science specialisation consists of:

  • Advances in Data Mining
  • Social Network Analysis for Computer Scientists
  • Text Mining
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Statistical learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence, or in a Computer Science-related programme from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch universities, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have accumulated at least 90 EC (or the equivalent thereof) in courses/projects in the domain of Computer Science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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