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Data Journalism

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Language of education
English (100%)
12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The developments of the internet have given database journalism a new definition, according to which it defines a process where the database becomes the center of the journalistic work (as opposed to the story in traditional journalism). It slowly evolved in data journalism; a journalistic process based on analyzing and filtering large data sets for the purpose of creating a new story.

This new international master explores the opportunities of data journalism from four angles: data retrieval, data storytelling, data visualization and data publishing. It combines the scientific methods of data treatment with the core values of journalism: select, arrange, digest and reflect. The master track puts strong focus on online and social media based journalism.

The master track Data Journalism (DJ) has a natural connection with Human Aspects of Information Technology (HAIT) and Communication Design (CD). Embedded in the strong Communication and Information Sciences program, Tilburg University believes to launch a unique master in which a student learns how to transfer information and how new means of communication can be used.

Data Journalism Students

Data Journalism students are participants. We believe strongly that our students are participants when it comes to the exchange of knowledge that occurs every day at Tilburg University! A diverse group of national and international students are currently studying one of the Master's program Communication and Information Sciences. It is important to note that Data Journalism is an internationally-oriented specialization taught by specialized lecturers. We believe that a combination of inquisitive students and outstanding lecturers helps us to offer a programme of the highest standard of quality. The students acquire knowledge from many different academic perspectives; they will use input from lecturers who specialize in different fields of communication.

Data Journalism Career Prospects

After completing the MA program Data Journalism, a broad range of career paths in business, research and education will be open to the student. A graduate will be able to work and consult on data journalism and work in a broad range of media (related) companies or institutes. With a master's degree, a student can also start a career as a scientific researcher in this field. These opportunities are worldwide because the master is internationally-oriented.

  • International careers:
  • Data journalist
  • Research journalist
  • Data consultant
  • Data researcher
  • Interaction designer
  • Multimedia storyteller
  • Innovation officer
  • Project manager new media
  • Data scientist
  • Researcher

Data Journalism Related Programs

Besides the Master in Data Journalism, Tilburg University offers several other specializations  within the framework of the Communication and Information Sciences program.

Specializations include: Business Communication and Digital MediaCommunication DesignIntercultural Communication, and Human Aspects of Information Technology.

See which other programs are related to the Master Data Journalism

Data Journalism Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master in Data Journalism will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MA degree at Tilburg University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Data Journalism

About Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them. Our education and research is internationally inspired and is ground breaking. Tilburg is represented among the top institutes in the international university rankings.

Tilburg University educational programs instil a broad social awareness in our students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society – and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. We play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.

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