Data Science is discovering hidden patterns in large amounts of data, using computers, brain power and the wealth of data. Many innovations heavily rely on Data Science: self-driving cars; targeted advertising; sports analytics; recommendation engines.
What will you learn in this minor?
You will learn to carry out a Data Science project from beginning to end. That involves: asking the right (research) question(s), data collection and cleaning, data management and organisation, modelling, communication and visualisation, and implementation of your findings. This minor will give you excellent job prospects. This Minor will give you excellent job opportunities. Searching for “Data Science” on LinkedIn today will give you about 1,000 job hits in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
Transition to a Master
The minor will make you conditionally eligible for a UvA Master's programme:
The minor consists of 30 EC and can be completed in one semester. It includes the following courses:
*Students from FNWI – Informatiekunde can replace this course with either "Zoekmachines" or "Problemsolving and Search".
You can find the programme and detailed course descriptions of the current academic year in the Course Catalogue. Please note that the content of the courses may be subject to change. The new course catalogue containing the final programme will be published in the beginning of June.
The minor Amsterdam Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is for many a difficult programme. You are required to have basic knowledge of Python and Statistics. Self-study before starting the minor will be required in case of deficiencies in:
The links to the e-modules of these topics will be published in the Course Catalogue.
This minor has a limited capacity. Applications start 12 May 2021 and work on a first come first serve basis. The application form will be published on this page. Please note that your can only apply for one minor at the Faculty of Economics and Business. All other applications at our Faculty will not be taken into consideration.
For more general information about applying for and taking a minor, visit the student website about minors at UvA Economics and Business. Or you can contact the Education Desk.
|Credits||30 ECTS, 5 months|
|Language of instruction||English|