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Information Studies: Data Science (track)


In a data rich world, data science is gaining a central position with an increasing potential value for businesses, science and society. Data scientists are needed to give meaning to the sea of data that surrounds us. With the innovative and interdisciplinary Data Science track in the Information Studies Master's Programme, the UvA makes it possible for you to become a skilful expert in this field.

Discover the Master's programme & tracks

The Master's programme Information Studies offers specialisations in two tracks. Data Science is one of them. The other track is:

The study programme

In the one year Data Science Master's track, you will acquire knowledge of the theories and tools used in data science. We will teach you how to use these tools for working with data in different domains, such as Healthcare, Media and Communication, Smart City, Life Sciences and Digital Humanities.

You will benefit from the strong collaboration with Amsterdam Data Science (ADS), bringing together leading researchers across the entire life cycle of data science, from expertise in machine learning and information retrieval to human computer interaction and large-scale data management.

Meet the people

How to get to know this Master's programme better than via its students? Read the experiences from students and what they say about Data Science. 

Copyright: Madli Uutma
Data Science gives me the opportunity to make information accessible and comprehensible for a general public. Madli Uutma, student Data Science

Is Data Science for you?

It is, if you:

  • want to translate scientific, societal and business challenges into data related solutions;
  • want to learn how to explore and analyse data;
  • want to understand how to conduct, assess and evaluate data science projects;
  • use your background for data science projects in various domains;
  • have experience with programming and statistics;
  • like to work together with motivated students, with a broad range of educational backgrounds.
Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Information Studies
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time, part-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60229
Location Science Park