Our full-time Master’s programme Data-driven Design is for those who want to understand, design and reconfigure data concepts for our continuously changing society. It is the programme for those who want to learn how this data-driven world works, how to distinguish themselves in this fast-paced environment and how to shape the future translating society's needs into concepts of tomorrow.

This one-year long programme is divided into four ten-week blocks, during which you follow courses from each learning track - Concepts, Technology and Human. In the last block you work on your graduation project.

Personal advice

Do you have any questions? Please contact coordinator Sabrina Luppers via datadrivendesign@hu.nl. We are happy to help you!

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Useful to know

Start date September
Application Deadline Non-EU/EEA students: 30 April, EU/EEA students: 31 July, Dutch students: 31 August
Programme level Master of Arts (MA)
Location Heidelberglaan 15 Utrecht
Practical Information CostsAdmission requirementsHousingImmigration
Croho-name M Data-driven Design
Croho-code 49297
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During the programme

The Data-driven Design (DDD) curriculum is built around three learning tracks: Concept, Technology and Human. You will learn in a programme of three themed ten-week blocks. You finish with the graduation block.

After your graduation

After completing this programme, you are able to combine your domain expertise with data skills, knowledge of emerging business structures, and an understanding of the various forms in which digital transformation takes place.

How to apply

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Online open evenings

Do you want some personal advice? Meet us online between 8 and 19 November.

Does this programme suit you?

  • Combination of various disciplines

    The programme distinguishes itself from the existing master programmes by combining data, design and business.

  • Strong connection with relevant businesses

    The programme was developed in co-creation with representatives of the professional field. Our education and research are firmly rooted in the local business environment.

  • Perfect continuation of your HU-bachelor

    The programme is a perfect follow-up of your bachelors in Creative BusinessBusiness, Communication and Multimedia Design or Journalism. But it also fits well with other programmes of other Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences.

"I chose this programme because I was looking for a hands-on and engaging master's degree in the design field."

Alessandro Monolo (27) Student

"This programme suits me because it covers all the important aspects going further in designing a user experience: technology, human and concept."

Illona Fedora (27) Student