Big Data, Data Science
Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
2516 hrs
18 months
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The Data Science for Life Sciences master programme is for life science or IT students who want to learn how they can be part of the growing field of data science. After this master, you will possess the skills you need to facilitate and initiate innovations for the life science, like programming machine learning applications and managing data storages. With this knowledge, you breach the gap between life sciences and computer technology.


Would you like to specialise further in Data Science? In the master programme Data Science for Life Sciences, you will be combining life sciences with data science. You will learn how to use new data processing technologies, write algorithms - for instance to recognize sick cells - and analyse health-data. These skills will help you to contribute to better and more efficient healthcare and aid innovations in the life science industry. In short, you will develop into a data scientist who bridges the gap between domains of life science 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. We train you to work as a professional data scientist, who is up to speed with new technologies and knows how and where to gather necessary information. The master is practice based, so you will spend a lot of time programming and writing computer code, and directly applying your gathered knowledge. This master programme responds to a growing demand for data scientists and is the first master at a university of applied sciences in this field.



You can apply for this master via Studielink. If you have questions about the application requirements please have a look at this page

Admissions are dealt by an Admission Committee. Hanze UAS will review your application and will decide whether you are accepted or not based on the admission requirements. You are asked to deliver an application file with documented proof of your knowledge and skills. You can send your documented proof to


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