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Computational Social Science


Would you like to learn how to make the world a better place by using digital technology? Are you eager to learn all about data science? Do you have a hands on attitude and excellent team spirit? Digitisation poses new questions and challenges for our societies, but it also brings new opportunities to intervene in societal issues such as social inequality and climate change. Scientifically grounded in social sciences, humanities and information science, as a student of Computational Social Science you will develop critical skills to analyse digital phenomena using advanced data science techniques combined with rigorous research methods. You will also learn how to design digital interventions and effect change to benefit society.

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Here's why you want to study Computational Social Science at the UvA

Theory and practice are strongly connected  

One of a kind programme

Real world data, real world problems

Tight-knit community 

Is Computational Social Science right for you?

  • You envision yourself as a future change maker.
  • You are eager to learn how to use (advanced) research, data science and programming skills to understand and solve complex problems.
  • You are interested in the legal, economic, socio-cultural and political contexts of societal challenges. 
  • You are willing to take responsibility for your own learning within a project-based curriculum.
  • You are ready to work with stakeholders and clients to tackle real societal problems during your Bachelor's.
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Bridging social sciences to the field of computational science, changes the game! Read what Caro tells about this Bachelor
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Degree programme
BSc Computational Social Science
180 ECTS, 36 months
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Roeterseiland campus