Applied Data Science, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
12 months
21736 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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The Applied Data Science Master’s programme at Utrecht University, we’ll examine the optimal ways to utilise those data. In the process, we’ll look at how to turn old data into new data and use it to solve problems within a variety of domains.


Data are everywhere. In today’s society it is becoming more and more important to put these data effectively and safely to use. The new Master’s programme Applied Data Science enables you to become a data science professional with excellent analytic capabilities.

You are able to apply these capabilities across a wide number of domains, such as health science, geo science, social and behavioural science and media studies. The programme is taught in English and was set up in co-creation with the industry. This Master’s programme is intended for students who have a clear and ambitious interest in Applied Data Science. Applicants can come from a wide range of fields.


This Applied Data Science Master’s programme at Utrecht University gives you a very good starting position on the labour market. There is a great demand for professionals who can analyse data, from various angles including governments, institutions and industry. Whether your previous background is in psychology or computer science, this Master’s programme will give you the appropriate tools for a career in data science.

A short survey of data science vacancies early 2019 brought up over 4.000 vacancies (source:, using search terms ‘data science’ and ‘data scientist’.)

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Data Wrangling And Data Analysis
  • Colloquium Applied Data Science
  • Epidemiology And Big Data
  • Using Data From Routine Care
  • Spatial Data Analysis And Simulation Modelling
  • Spatial Statistics And 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

This is a selective Master's programme. To be considered for admission, you need:

  • a sufficient Bachelor's degree from a research university or a University of Applied Science. Our International Students Admission’s office will verify whether a non-Dutch degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch research university or a Dutch University of Applied Science. If your degree is assessed as less you are not eligible for admission. All international Bachelor’s degrees are evaluated based on standards set by the NUFFIC.
  • solid knowledge and skills of statistics, including:
  • descriptive and inferential statistics;
  • being familiar with statistical tests such as analysis of variance, correlation and regression analysis and the ability to apply them;
  • the ability to apply and explain concepts from inferential statistics, such as probability, inference and modeling;

  • solid knowledge and skills of programming,

  • your CV, course grades, motivation statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21736 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21736 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 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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