In the Master's programme Computational Science you learn to develop computational models based on observations and data from physical, social, earth, economic and life sciences. In this joint degree of UvA and VU Amsterdam you can specialise in topics offered by both universities.
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Computational Science seeks to explain the complex world we live in using technological simulations. By collecting data and creating computer models, computational scientists can make predictions on varying problems such as how to influence the flow of traffic, how an epidemic will spread or the probability of individuals in society becoming addicted to drugs. The curriculum relies heavily on algorithmic-driven procedures, but also involves lots of mathematics and logic.
How to get to know this Master's programme better than via its students and teachers? Check the list with members of the international team of lecturers and read the experiences from Computational Science students and alumni.
Computational Science offers mathematical insights and why and how you could use optimisations.Merlijn Wajer, student Computational Science
Graduates of Computational Science are highly valued because of their skills and knowledge in this new field of science. They are ready to start a career in any research environment where computation is the core business.
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If so, then Computational Science is the study for you.
Computational Science is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Computational Science student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.
|Degree programme||MSc Computational Science|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|