18 months
7900 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Data Science for Life Sciences master programme from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is aimed at life science or IT students who want to learn how they can be part of the growing field of data science.


After this master, you will possess the skills you need to facilitate and initiate innovations for the life science, like programming machine learning applications and managing data storages. With this knowledge, you breach the gap between life sciences and computer technology.

Would you like to specialise further in Data Science? In the master programme Data Science for Life Sciences, you will be combining life sciences with data science. You will learn how to use new data processing technologies, write algorithms - for instance to recognize sick cells - and analyse health-data. 

These skills will help you to contribute to better and more efficient healthcare and aid innovations in the life science industry. In short, you will develop into a data scientist who bridges the gap between domains of life science and technology. You will play an active role in ensuring that the data generated by the exponential growth in databases and medical databases is exploited to the full. 

We train you to work as a professional data scientist, who is up to speed with new technologies and knows how and where to gather necessary information. The master is practice based, so you will spend a lot of time programming and writing computer code, and directly applying your gathered knowledge. This master programme responds to a growing demand for data scientists and is the first master at a university of applied sciences in this field.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Data Science for Life Sciences master programme from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen will find jobs within a wide range of fields, including ones in scientific research, industry and policymaking, such as:

  • Senior scientist
  • Big data engineer
  • Bio-statistican
  • Scientist
  • Scientist researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Omics Project (data science for personal health)
  • Preparatory Course
  • Data Science I (exploration)
  • Programming I (design)
  • Research & Professional Skills
Check out our website for a detailed overview of courses.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application deadline for students from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Nepal: 1 May




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSc in Biology, Life Sciences, Informatics or equivalent
  • In general, holders of a Bachelor's degree within the fields described above must deliver documented proof of knowledge and skills in the disciplines of programming, data science and biology. Demonstrated proof is either a diploma, a certificate, a portfolio or a sufficient grade of the entry test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7900 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 18 months.

The annual tuition fee for subsequent years is around €2,209. Check our website for more information.

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 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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