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Computational Social Science
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  • You will develop into a professional who can combine technical expertise with academic skills (e.g., analytical thinking, problem solving and effective communication) and who feels comfortable within diverse social and working environments.
  • You will master the English language and intercultural skills in such a way that is necessary to work and move effectively in an international, multilingual world.
  • Furthermore, our project-based teaching will boost your professional network and ensure that you build up a substantial portfolio of real-world products that reflect your talents and level of expertise.

As a graduate of Computational Social Science, you will thus have an excellent position in the labour market.

Where do our graduates work?

We expect you to be able to work in at least four professions that can be found in all types of sectors and organisations:

  • Information management:
    You will ensure that the ways in which information is provided within companies or organisations align with information needs that are essential to business and operational processes.
  • Management of technical projects:
    You will direct and control projects to reach a particular goal related to technical aspects of a business, organization or society.
  • (Big) data analytics:
    You will examine large quantities of (raw) data to uncover information that supports decision making within various contexts.
  • Digital policy and advisory positions:
    You will focus on optimising the opportunities that digitisation offers organizations and society, while adhering and/or contributing to regulation of digital and electronic communications, information security and digital infrastructure.

Continue with a Master's programme

After your Bachelor's in Computational Social Science, you can continue your studies with a Master's programme. As your programme is an interdisciplinary programme, there are various programmes and directions you can choose to do a Master’s in. You can choose to do a Master at the UvA, but can also continue in another city within or outside of the Netherlands. You are free to create your own study plan during your Bachelor’s – your choice in electives and extra courses you do during your studies can be important during your Master’s application.

Within the field of Social and Behavioural Science, you can choose for various Master’s in the field Political Science, Communication Science and Sociology. For some, you will need to take on extra courses specifically within this field of study. At the UvA, for instance, you will have options such as:

If your interest lies within the field of Information Sciences, it is possible to pursue a Master’s in Data Science or Information Studies. Some of the programmes you can consider at the UvA are:

There are also options outside of the field of Social Sciences or Information Sciences. You can look at interdisciplinary programmes combining Information Science with another field, like Business or Media Studies. The Master’s that the UvA offers that fit this description are:

Career coaching during your Bachelor's

The Student Careers Centre (SCC) helps you develop individual skills, gain experience and build connections. The team of career assistants, career coaches and internship advisors will help you focus and reflect on your individual career journey.

Career events

The Student Careers Centre organises an annual career event for students and new graduates that enables you to get in touch with potential employers and you will learn more about the latest developments in job applications, the workplace and the labour market.