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. McKinsey have projected a shortfall of 190,000 Data Scientists by 2018!
Transition to a Master
The minor will make you eligible for a UvA Master's programmes:
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. In the 2019-2020 academic year there may be be some changes in the curriculum.
The catalogue for 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 Course Catalogue.
Due to the large interest in the Amsterdam Data Science and Artificial Intelligence minor, there are no more spots available at the moment. Taking into account the extensive waitlist, the minor application for the academic year 2019/2020 is closed.
We recommend you to visit the minor website for an overview of all other minors available at the UvA. In addition, we advise you to contact your study advisers to discuss your study programme.
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|