Big Data, Data Science
Edu type:
Formal education
Edu level:
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study load:
2516 hrs
18 Months
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The Data Science for Life Sciences degree programme is aimed at a new generation of data scientists who, in addition to conducting research, are able to facilitate and initiate innovations for the Life Science industry. Would you like to specialise further in Data Science? In the master programme in Data Science for Life Sciences (DSLS), you will be combining your knowledge of life sciences with data science. You will work as a professional on new data processing technologies, so contributing to healthcare and innovations in the Life Science industry. In short, you will develop into a data scientist who bridges the gap between domains of life sciences 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. The data scientist of the future must be up to speed with new developments in the professional field and must know exactly how and where the necessary information can be gathered and integrated in order to reach a well-informed research conclusion. This master programme responds to the growing demand for data scientists and is the first master at a university of applied sciences in this field.



Practice-based master

The focus of the master is practice-based. During the first year of the programme, for example, you will gain direct experience and acquire valuable insights by carrying out group assignments and projects for research centres and industry. Your final project, which is worth 30 credits, will be a practice-based research project, which you will carry out independently and on an individual basis.



Career opportunities

Graduates of the master programme 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


NVAO accreditation

This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).