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Dual Master
Archival and Information Studies (Media Studies)
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Curious to find out if the Master's in Archival and Information Studies really suits you? Find out through the information and activities below.

Master's Week: Meet & Ask

Discover which programme suits you best (and whether the UvA is right for you). Find out in our Meet & Ask sessions, during which there will be a short presentation and you will be able to ask lecturers and students all your questions live. Our next Meet & Ask session will take place in the UvA Master’s Week, from 12 to 19 February, 2022.

Spotlight on a course: Recordkeeping Informatics.

Informatics is the discipline that deals with the question in which ways information is represented, how information is processed by people, organisations and systems and how information is exchanged. Recordkeeping is primarily concerned with the question of which information is required for accountability and how systems, activities and processes should be organised and managed to protect and operationalise this information. In this course, we study informatics from the perspective of recordkeeping, the discipline that deals with how a person, organisation or society can access information for accountability and evidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I enrol in a Master's if I have not yet completed my Bachelor's?

    We advise you not to wait until the registration deadline before enrolling in the Master's programme. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we can inform you about your admission. When you enrol, you are not required to immediately upload your degree certificate. If you have not yet obtained your degree certificate but are in possession of all the other application documents, you can go ahead and submit your enrolment. You will then have until 31 August to upload your Bachelor's degree. Please check out the Graduate School of Humanities website for the application procedure.

  • What are my options after graduation?

    After you have completed this programme, you can choose pursue an academic career or you can enter the job market. Please find more information on the 'Careers' page.

  • How do I go about finding housing in Amsterdam?

    Finding housing in Amsterdam is often difficult because of the high demand with regard to student accommodation, but by starting your search on time and putting in some effort, students usually succeed at finding something. Many students find accommodation by word of mouth or social media. Please check out the page below for all of our information related to finding housing.

  • Is it possible to do this programme in part-time?

    Yes, this programme can also be done in part-time mode of study. Part-time students obtain 40 ECTS per academic year, which equates to 20 ECTS per semester. You will attend the same lectures as full-time students. Your programme coordinator will deliberate with you regarding the composition of your study programme.

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Dr Tobias Blanke:

‘Algorithms play an increasingly important role in our lives. How should we deal with this? We need knowledge of cultural concepts in order to be able to correct errors in algorithms.’

Prof. Charles Jeurgens:

'We combine archival, information and digital humanities concepts with a strong focus on practice-based learning to provide you with unique skills for a career in the broad information sector.' 

Prof. Charles Jeurgens
Online campus tour

You will study Archival and Information Studies in the University Quarter, in the bustling, historic heart of Amsterdam. Check out our virtual map and video tours of our buildings.