Data Science

Extracting knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data

Data Science

In the minor Data Science, students deepen their knowledge of various aspects in the field of data science. The minor consists of a number of advanced courses that complement the corresponding bachelor programmes in Information Sciences and Artificial Intelligence in the direction of data collection and data-driven solution methods. 

There are courses introducing the main topics in Data Science and providing some necessary knowledge of calculus and information retrieval, as well as giving a more societal perspective in a course on Data Science and Privacy. The minor is concluded with the hands-on project Data Wrangling, in which students learn how to scrape data. The minor consists of 30 ECTS in total.

  • Calculus 1
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Data Analytics and Privacy
  • Information Retrieval    
  • Data Wrangling   

For specific information about each course please visit our Study Guide.

Admission and registration

This minor is available to bachelor students of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Information Sciences.

VU-students can find information on taking a minor on VUnet (log on with your VUnet-ID). More information on taking a minor at the VU for non VU-students can be found here.

Questions about the programme

For more information concerning the educational program contact the study advisor. The minor is coordinated by Sara Lusini, who can be contacted through email or by telephone via: +31 20 59 87483.

Samenvatting Data Science




1 semester (30 EC)


1 september


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