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Data Science for Life Sciences

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2020 
February 2021 
September 2021 
February 2022 
September 2022 
February 2023 

Program description

Data Science for Life Sciences

Would you like to specialise further in Data Science? In the master programme in Data Science for Life Sciences, you will be combining your knowledge of life sciences with data science. You will work as a professional on new data processing technologies and contribute to healthcare and innovations in the Life Science industry.

The Data Science for Life Sciences master programme is for life science or IT-students who want to learn more about the growing field of data science. After this master you will not only be able to conduct research, but also facilitate and initiate innovations for the Life Science Industry. You learn how to build and manage data storages and breach the gap between life sciences and technology.

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.

Admission requirements

DInternational applicants:

  • BSc in Biology, Life Sciences, Informatics or equivalent

English level:

  • IELTS test, the required score is 6.5, with no sub scores below 6;

  • Cambridge Advanced Exam in English: B minimum; or Cambridge Proficiency Exam in English: C minimum.

  • Students holding an International or European Baccalaureate are also exempted, as are students with a previous qualification issued in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain or Ireland. Finally, the exemption applies to students who hold a previous qualification issued outside the EEA if they can submit a statement from the educational institution where they took the course testifying that it was taught in English.

Entrance level:

In general, holders of a Bachelor's degree within the fields described above must deliver documented proof of knowledge and skills in the disciplines of programming, data science and biology. Demonstrated proof is either a diploma, a certificate, a portfolio or a sufficient grade of the entry test.

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Program content

Courses included:

  • Omics project (quantified self)
  • Preparatory Course
  • Data Sciences  (exploration)
  • Programming  (design)
  • Research & professional skills

Scholarships & funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

For more information, please visit the University's website.


Master of Science

Continuing studies

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

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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