Cyber, Education Market, ICT, Innovation
Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
3360 hrs
2 years
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Specialisation of: Master’s in: Computing Sciences 

Title/degree: Master of Science (MSc)

Duration: 2 years (120 EC), full time

Start month: September

Language of instruction: English

Croho code: different per Master’s programme


Getting proficient in what happens in the world of business and public administration: how innovation is managed in company strategies, how government designs policy and how that interacts with societal challenges.


Both the public sector and businesses struggle with the question of how to address sustainability, health, energy and IT security issues. Many of the challenges that society faces are rooted in the natural or computer sciences but have strong links to other disciplines. Solutions require scientists with an additional understanding of the societal aspects of these problems, and the ability to speak the language of and work with all possible stakeholders like scientists, civil servants and politicians.


The Master’s specialisation in Science, Management and Innovation will therefore take you out of the lab and place you right in the heart of society. After the first year in which you broaden your knowledge in your scientific field, you’ll learn the skills you can use to make a direct contribution to society. This contribution can range from the creation of policies that tackle social issues to project development or market research.


The combination of expertise – science, policy and business – is highly sought after and will prepare you for a dynamic career in business, a job in the public sector or in the a social (research) organisation. If you want to start your own business, this specialisation is the most appropriate choice on offer in Radboud University’s Faculty of Science.


Why study Science, Management and Innovation at Radboud University?

  • A unique programme in which you further develop your knowledge in your scientific field in the first year and then learn to apply your science-based background to a business or policy question in your second year.
  • You’ll gain working experience outside of academia during your Master’s and gain experience of ‘soft’ skills like policy and strategy, writing, interviewing as well as presentation and cooperation skills. These skills will widen your job opportunities.
  • It’s a great experience to work together with students from various disciplines and backgrounds.
  • You create a unique profile by choosing from one of the following five themes: Climate & Energy, Health, Water & Biodiversity (only for Biology Master’s), Managing ICT innovations (only for Computing Science Master’s), Security (only for Computer Security Master’s).


NVAO accreditation

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