12 months
7565 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Data Driven Design programme from HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is for those who want to understand, design and reconfigure data concepts for our continuously changing society. 


The Data Driven Design programme from HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is the programme for those who want to learn how this data-driven world works, how to distinguish themselves in this fast-paced environment and how to shape the future translating society's needs into concepts of tomorrow.

This one-year long programme is divided into four ten-week blocks, during which you follow courses from each learning track - Concepts, Technology and Human. In the last block you work on your graduation project.

During the Programme

The MDDD curriculum is built around three learning tracks: Concept, Technology and Human, each covering various aspects of data driven design. They are mixed in a programme of three themed blocks.

After Your Graduation

Completion of the programme is rewarded with the title Master of Arts in Data-driven Design. This degree opens the door to an exciting international career. 

This programme is developed in response to a strong demand from businesses themselves, as well as global developments. After completing this programme, you will be a “digital creative” in the true sense of the word – you will have acquired the skills you need in order to become a professional pioneer in the digital transformation process.

As a result of your extensive conceptual knowledge of data science and business models, you can play a leading role in the turn towards data-driven design in any organisation. The skills and knowledge acquired during the programme are a great boost to your career potential. To a large extent, the job titles that adequately describe the roles you may full fill in an organisation, still need to be invented.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The philosophy of a digital society
  • New Media Psychology
  • Data Science
  • The User-Experience Ecosystem
  • Smart Interfaces
  • Machine Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

After your admittance on Studielink, you will receive all the specific information and details about the matching process. The text below is to give you an idea of what you can expect, the matching process includes:

  • Coding assignment, an online course in Python Programming to give you an idea of what to expect during the master’s programme.  
  • Writing an English motivation letter (300-400 words) about your motivation, previous experience and expectations of this programme.
Based on your programming assignment and motivation letter, you will get one of the following non-binding types of advice:
  • Based on the coding assignment and your motivation letter we have not found any risks of you dropping out or falling behind in your studies;
  • Based on the coding assignment and your motivation letter we would like to draw your attention to some issues, to make sure that you have the proper attitude and (educational) experience for this specific degree programme;

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7565 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7565 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 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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