In a data rich world, data science is gaining a central position with an increasing potential value for businesses, science and society. Data scientists are needed to give meaning to the sea of data that surrounds us. With the innovative and interdisciplinary Data Science track in the Information Studies Master's Programme, the UvA makes it possible for you to become a skillful expert in this field.
This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home.
Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes, explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.
Due to the Corona pandemic, in exceptional cases the UvA will allow you to start your Master’s programme before having fully completed your Bachelor’s degree or pre-master’s. Check the Application and Admission pages for more information.
The Master's programme Information Studies offers specialisations in 2 tracks. Data Science is one of them. The other tracks is:
In the one year Data Science Master's track, you will acquire knowledge of the theories and tools used in data science. We will teach you how to use these tools for working with data in different domains, such as Healthcare, Media and Communication, Smart City, Life Sciences and Digital Humanities.
You will benefit from the strong collaboration with Amsterdam Data Science (ADS), bringing together leading researchers across the entire life cycle of data science, from expertise in machine learning and information retrieval to human computer interaction and large-scale data management.
Meet the people
How to get to know this Master’s programme better than via its students? Read the experiences from students and what they say about Data Science.
Data Science gives me the opportunity to make information accessible and comprehensible for a general public.Madli Uutma
It is, if you:
|Degree programme||MSc Information Studies|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|