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Information Studies

Information Studies is a broad and interdisciplinary field, primarily concerned with analysing, collecting, classifying, manipulating, storing, retrieving and disseminating information. It examines how people, organisations and any existing information systems interact, in order to create, replace, improve or understand those systems.

Language of instruction
Full-time, part-time

Combine computer science with several disciplines to tackle systemic problems

Master's Week 10 -14 Feb
Here's why you want to study Information Studies at the UvA

Combine several fields

You’ll learn aspects of computer science, as well as cognitive science, commerce, communications, management, philosophy, public policy, and social sciences.

Choose from two distinctive tracks

You can choose from the tracks Information Systems and Data Science.

Help build the future

With either of the tracks you’ll become an information specialist, who will help design the future.

Be part of a cutting-edge institute

Information Studies is part of the Informatics Institute.

Information Studies will suit you, if you...

  1. Translate scientific, societal and business challenges into data related solutions.
  2. Learn to explore and analyse data.
  3. Discover the ways in which people interact with (new) technology and media, and how they are supported, hampered and influenced by them.
  4. Analyse systems for the supply, storage and communication of information.

Track list

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MSc Information Studies
Regular study programme
Full-time, part-time
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Science Park