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MSc Information Studies - Data Science

Catalog id : 60229
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

21010 EUR
2000 EUR
2000 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GMAT (avg)600

World University Ranking

About this course

During this one-year Master’s programme in Data Science you delve into the main theories and tools used in the field of data science, and develop an integrated view on the latest developments and future possibilities of Data Science in society. 

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Eligibility Criteria

The track Data Science is open to applicants with an academic bachelor's degree,  an average final grade of 7 or higher* and an affinity for data and technology. Students from various disciplines are eligible, such as:                                                        

  • Business Studies
  • Communication Studies  
  • Computer science
  • Cultural and Media studies
  • Health and life sciences
  • Information Studies                                                                     
  • Mathematics or Econometrics
  • Physics                                             
  • Psychology                                              

*Dutch grading system; equivalent of 3.0 in US system, 2:1 in UK system, C in ECTS system.

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Course Modules

The Data Science Master's programme is designed for you to become an all-round data scientist who knows how to go through all the steps in a data-driven project; from how to approach a business or societal problem from a data-analytical perspective (asking the right questions) to the final implementation of these data science solutions, while also understanding the organisational and social implications these solutions may have.

Some of the Courses and Topics Covered include:

  • Fundamentals of data science
  • Statistics, simulation, and optimization
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Applied machine learning
  • Searching for unstructured and structured data
  • Information Visualisation
  • Big Data

Other fascinating details related to the course may be found here: http://gss.uva.nl/future-msc-students/information-sciences/content/study-programme/study-programme.html

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How to Apply

Please be sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Register in Studielink
  • Application file submission
  • General application procedure (different for Dutch and International students in some respects)
  • Pay the Tuition Fee (after Admission)

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