12 months
14900 EUR/year
2205 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Become a Data Analyst and provide solutions for societal challenges with the use of complex data sets with Data Science and Society from Tilburg University. Add value to a team, company or organization with a combination of technical skills, knowledge about legal and ethical issues related to data science, and the ability to effectively communicate with professionals and researchers.

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Data Science and Society  from Tilburg University  is a multidisciplinary program that gives you the opportunity to specialize by offering four tracks: Business, Governance, Media, or Health. Your track will be stated on your Master's diploma.

  • You are trained to identify patterns and gather insights from large and complex datasets.
  • You learn how to translate those insights into actionable solutions and recommendations to meet practical needs in the chosen domain.
  • Besides that, you get acquainted with laws and regulations that are relevant for data science and data scientists, particularly private and public law.
  • Finally, you learn to take ethical issues into account, such as issues regarding privacy, accountability, or human autonomy in decision making.

Career prospects

As a Data Science and Society graduate you have the ability to create data driven solutions for questions that come from society, businesses and organizations.

You are well-equipped to perform the role of a strategy consultant, as well as to serve as a linking-pin between management and technical staff. Not only are you able to identify opportunities that big data and related emerging technologies offer, you are also aware of the risks.

With the programming, data processing, data analytics and data visualization skills you have developed - and your hands-on experience in working with complex data sets - you also qualify for data analytics jobs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Intelligence and Data Management
  • Business Analytics and Emerging Trends
  • Customer Analytics
  • Computational Statistics
  • Complex Systems
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Governance and Policymaking
  • Data science: sustainability, privacy and security
  • Health Analytics

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree obtained in a related domain
  • One of the criteria the Admissions Committee assesses applications by, is sufficient prior knowledge in the field of methods and techniques of research (statistics, methodology). If prior knowledge in this field is considered insufficient, the Committee may either reject the application or propose a pre-Master’s program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2205 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2205 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 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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