12 months
22000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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At the Information Sciences Master's specialisation at Radboud University student learn that information technology has an enormous impact on companies and other organisations, and on society as a whole. You wil learn about the necessary technical challenges of implementing the IT solutions and getting them up and running, but also wider and more fundamental challenges.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Information Sciences focuses on understanding how IT affects organisations, and how organisations can handle security and privacy concerns. The programme provides you with a unique combination of technological and organisational expertise.

You will be taught by top researchers and experts of Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) and the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS). Here NSM brings in expertise in Business Administration, Organizational Design & Development, and Knowledge Management, and iCIS brings its expertise in Cyber Security, Privacy, and Big Data. Depending on the elective courses you take, you can choose to specialise in these topics.

Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight in your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl

What will you learn?

  • Gain understanding of systems approaches, knowledge representation, ethics and research methods

  • Chose between focusing on Security & Privacy or Business & IT

  • Get professional and research experience during a master's internship and thesis process

Career prospects

There is a big demand for highly trained information experts who can bridge the gap between the builders and the users of IT to ensure good, user-friendly technology that meets an organisation's needs. Many of our students are offered jobs even before they graduate. Most go into industry, banking and insurance, or public-sector organisations such as schools and hospitals.

Students with this Master’s degree could think of positions as consultants, project managers or ICT specialists. More and more companies are adding the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) to their board of directors and they are increasingly legally obliged to have a Privacy Officer. This Master’s programme is definitely a good stepping stone for reaching these kind of positions in your future career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • System Approaches to Organisation & Information 
  • Knowledge Representation for Information Sciences 
  • Research Methods
  • Philosophy and Ethics for Computing and Information Sciences 
  • Software Development Entrepreneurship 
  • System Development Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Information Science, Computing Science, Business Administration, or a related programme.
  • Note that apart from a background in Computer Science, some background in Business Administration is required.
  • Proficiency in English

Students must have passed (preliminary) examinations containing the following subject matter:

  • (Theoretical) Computing Science degree  + 15 EC Business Admin courses
  • Business Administration degree + Computing Science courses 15 EC of the following (or similar content):

                      - Information Systems, Programming, Requirements Engineering, Security

  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website

  • Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

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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