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Information Studies: Data Science (track)
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The Master’s programme Information Studies at a glance
Programme director Sennay Ghebreab and student Ionanna Ivanova give you a quick insight into this popular Master's programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    The one-year Data Science Master's track is designed for you to become an all-round data scientist who knows how to go through all the steps in a data-driven project; from how to approach a business or societal problem from a data-analytical perspective (asking the right questions) to the final implementation of data science solutions, while also understanding the organisational and social implications these solutions may have.

    In the first semester you will take three core courses and at least one elective. In the second semester you will take one more core course and one more elective, before focussing on your Master’s thesis.

  • I don’t meet the entry requirements. Can I do a pre-Master’s programme?

    If you are a Bachelor graduate from a university of applied sciences (in Dutch HBO) or if you don't have the required knowledge and skills to meet the entry requirements for the Master’s programme Information Studies, you may be eligible for the pre-Master’s programme.

    To find out if you are eligible for the pre-Master’s programme, you will need to apply for the Master’s programme Information Studies. The Admissions Board will review your application. They will let you know if the pre-Master’s will cover the minor gaps in your knowledge and skills. 

    The pre-Master’s programme contains three different e-modules, Academic Skills, Programming for Data Science and Information Modelling. 

Want to know more? Get in touch with our students


Wenhao Du
Hi, my name is Wenhao and I’m a student in the Data Science track of the Information Studies programme. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Send me your questions via Instagram.
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Meet & Ask recorded presentation Master's Information Studies
In this presentation, recorded during the Meet & Ask in the Master’s Week in November, programme director Sennay Ghebreab and track coordinator Paul Groth talk about the Master's programme and explain the structure of both tracks. In the Q&A they answer the questions of the participants, togethter with students Wenhao and Ioana.
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