Data Science and Society

Is data the new oil? Could facial recognition systems make racial decisions? And do you think your early morning run with Strava affects infrastructure planning? Become a team player in Data Science & Society at Campus Fryslân to find out!

✔️ Study data, science and society combined into one programme, in a fast-learning environment where digitalisation is the beating heart of everything we do.
✔️ Work with many different topics and methods to solve challenges that cannot be addressed by one discipline alone
✔️ Become a valuable team player, and gain relevant experiences and skills to apply in your future career

Data is neither good, nor bad, nor neutral. We can’t live without it, hence data circulation matters! During this future-oriented bachelor, you will dive deeper in the social aspects of Data Science, while gaining data science skills. At Campus Fryslân, you will get the opportunity to foster your personal development in a hands-on, international learning community.
 

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It looks beyond working with data from a logical & statistical perspective. You also learn about data from a social, philosophical & governance perspective
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Is data the new oil? Could facial recognition systems make racial decisions? And do you think your early morning run with Strava affects infrastructure planning? Become a team player in Data Science & Society at Campus Fryslân to find out!

Course details

Programme
In BSc Data Science and Society, you will study data in a variety of subjects from different perspectives:

From statistical perspective
•    Programming (Python)
•    Data visualization
•    Statistics
•    Machine Learning/AI
•    Use of Big Data

From sociological perspective
•    Science and Technology Studies
•    Ethical use of tech
•    How to gain knowledge with/through data

From governance perspective
•    Legal data regulations
•    Human Rights in the Digital Age
•    Legitimization of use of biometric data

During the first part of the programme, you are introduced to the main topics of the programme. You will learn about data science, society, science and technology studies, governance, and philosophy. Also, you will become familiar with the technical skills that you will need in data science, such as programming and data visualization. After completing the core curriculum, you will choose in which specialization you will proceed: Cognitive Technology or Regulation, Governance and Innovation.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements
•    Dutch VWO diploma or equivalent
•    Additional requirements: Maths (A, B, or international equivalent)
•    English proficiency

Career outcomes

After graduation, you can enter the job market to start working in the public or private sector, as for example data analyst or data steward. Also, you can - dependent on your chosen specialization - choose to continue a master programme in the field of data science or societal studies. Due to the interdisciplinary character of the programme, you will learn to communicate and work together with people from different backgrounds, which is a skill that is highly relevant for the current labour market

Job prospects

You will be prepared to work with data and society related challenges in a very broad perspective. As the programme works with many real-life cases, you will be in contact with potential employers. Since digitalisation is (and will stay) a fast-emerging topic, the challenges that will have to be solved by graduates from the DSS programme are still there for years to come.

Job examples
•    Data Protection Officer
•    Data Analyst
•    Data Scientist
•    Data Steward
•    Policy Advisor
 

Qualification
BSc
Duration
36
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Groningen
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