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Computational Science (joint degree UvA/VU)


In the Master's programme Computational Science you learn to develop computational models based on observations and data from physical, social, earth, economic and life sciences. In this joint degree of the UvA and VU Amsterdam, you can specialise in topics offered by both universities.

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UvA Science Park and VU Campus

Become an expert in a rapidly evolving discipline

Master's Week 4-8 Nov
Master's Week 10 -14 Feb
Here's why you want to study Computational Science at the UvA

Learn to describe the world through models

You learn to explain natural systems by developing models and simulations.

Combine several scientific disciplines

You apply mathematics, logic, and algorithmic-driven procedures, and use data from, among others, social, earth, economic and life sciences.

Joint degree by UvA and VU

Because this is a joint degree, you can choose courses from two different universities.

Computational Science will suit you, if you want to...

  1. Confront a tornado in virtual reality and predict its path of destruction.
  2. Understand the behaviour of financial markets.
  3. Predict how a crowd will act in the event of a disaster.
  4. Simulate the outcome of a surgical procedure before it is used on a patient.

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Computational Science is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Computational Science student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.

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Degree programme
MSc Computational Science
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
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UvA Science Park and VU Campus