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Data Science: Computer Science (MSc)

The Data Science master's specialisation equips you with state-of-the-art knowledge on the foundations and algorithmic aspects of data mining, machine learning, and statistical data analysis.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Data science is an interdisciplinary discipline at the border of computer science and statistical science, aiming at discovering knowledge from typically large sets of data. To achieve this goal, data scientists use methods from data mining, machine learning, and statistical data analysis, all of which rely on computer science foundations. This specialisation provides you thorough knowledge and understanding of the computational aspects of data analysis, including mining of massive datasets, deep learning, network analysis, and text analytics.

Read more about our Data Science programme.

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Why study Data Science: Computer Science at Leiden University?

  • Within the Data Science master's specialisation you focus on the computational and statistical aspects of data science as well as on its applications.

  • The strength of the programme is the individual possibility for each student  of studying other future-oriented topics in Advanced Computing Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Foundations of Computing.

  • The specialisation is a unique collaboration between Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science and the Mathematical Institute, in collaboration with the Leiden Centre of Data Science.

  • You can benefit from a research environment and collaborations with other scientific disciplines, companies and organizations.

Find more reasons to choose Data Science at Leiden University.

Data Science: Computer Science: the right master’s programme for you?

If you are interested in the computational aspects of data science and its applications, the master’s specialisation in Data Science is the right choice. The programme guarantees a thorough training in data science, with ample flexibility to design your own study path by choosing from a wide variety of specialised computer science and statistical science courses.

Read more about the entry requirements for Data Science.

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