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Joint BSc in Data Science

Learn to analyze in the large amounts of data that today's society operates on.

What is Data Science?

  • In this English-taught program you learn to analyze the large amounts of data that today's society operates on. You learn to spot trends for businesses, government agencies or nonprofit organizations.

  • Data Science is a small scale, interdisciplinary study on an international topic.

  • Besides the technical side, you are mainly busy with societal issues, such as legal, social, ethical, business, and entrepreneurial issues which relate to Data Science.

  • Typical courses are: Data Statistics, Programming, Data Mining, Data Science Ethics, Business Analytics, Law and Data Science, and Data Challenges.

  • Data Science is a joint bachelor of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. You will follow courses at both universities.

What can you do after Data Science?

With your English-taught Bachelor Data Science you could work as a data scientist in international jobs. You'll find new markets and opportunities with data. You are someone who translates questions within an organization to technical data issues and vice versa. You also can work as a data entrepreneur, with your own data science company. Or as a specialist within a larger company.

Because data science is used in many industries you can be employed in a wide range of companies and nonprofit/governmental institutions. For example: companies want to know more about the purchase behavior of their customers, the police uses big data to detect crime and health care shares global data in order to do better research on rare diseases.

Why study Data Science in Tilburg and Eindhoven?

  • Learn about data science techniques as: programming and trend analyses, Data challenges, Law and big data and ethical aspects of big data.

  • Become a first mover in interdisciplinary data science education.

  • The interaction between people and technology has your interest.

  • Be taught by specialists in the field, from two renowned universities.

Olivier, student

"When talking to some friends about their universities, I discovered the Bachelor of Data Science and fell in love with it. After that, it did not take me a long time to decide. Data Science is the future."

Dr. Tobias Klein, lecturer

"It is becoming increasingly important to base decisions on empirical evidence that is obtained in a systematic and scientifically sound way. Both the knowledge of techniques and the skill to find the right tool and use it in the right way are essential. Our program combines perspectives from two specialized universities to teach students exactly that."

Menno, data scientist

"I think the Data Science program has been brilliantly designed. If I could choose again, I would opt for a data-related Bachelor’s program to learn as much as I possibly could."

Tuition fees and monthly cost of living

  • Tuition fee for EU/EEA students: € 2,060 per year.
  • Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: € 10,000 per year. One time immigration fees: € 317.

Life in Tilburg is relatively inexpensive compared to other student cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. The overview below gives an indication for your monthly cost of living (including rent, food and drink, books and insurance), of course depending on your lifestyle.

Financial matters Data Science

* You will have to travel between Eindhoven and Tilburg. The traveling expenses of students who are not, and have never been, entitled to a Dutch student public transport pass can be partially reimbursed. The amount shown above are the average expenses a student needs to pay after reimbursement.

The tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2018-2019. Please note that this is an indication, slight differences in the exact tuition fees are possible.

Quality assurance

  • The Joint Bachelor Data Science is formally accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders.
  • Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology are both proud co-founders of JADS, the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science.
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