As research in the Wageningen University & Research specific domains requires an increasing set of skills and knowledge in the field of big data and Data Science, WUR matches that demand with an increasing choice of education possibilities in Data Science.
Required Data Science skills & knowledge
Research involving data in WUR specific domains, such as plant, animal, environmental, social and agrotechnology & food sciences, requires skills and knowledge in the field of Data Science. This varies from technical skills of data, software, databases, and programming, to more advanced knowledge of model-based calculations, visualizations, and advanced analyse methods. Also ethical and privacy aspects of data collection and use play here a crucial role.
The students who follow BSc and/or MSc programmes have various possibilities to extend their knowledge or specialize in data science. During the BSc programmes the students can choose for BSc minor of Data Science where they learn the basics of data science.
Both in the bachelor and master program the students can also select one or more free choice courses related to data science. In some of the master programs it is already possible to follow a dedicated tracks which focus on data science skills in a specific domain. Check out the course offering below:
Additionally, there are online courses or other materials on data science which can apply to your study path.
We recommend you discuss the possibilities with your study advisor of dedicated programmes or contact WDCC for more information and possibilities.