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 launch of the innovative and interdisciplinary Data Science track in the Information Studies Master's Programme, the UvA now makes it possible for you to become a skilful expert in this field. This Master’s programme has been developed in collaboration with VU University and Amsterdam Data Science. Courses are taught by an international team of top scientists and experts from all collaborating institutions. 


During this one-year Master’s programme in Data Science you delve into the main theories and tools used in the field of data science, and develop an integrated view on the latest developments and future possibilities of Data Science in society. You will learn how to translate scientific, societal, and business challenges into data-related questions, identify solutions that are methodologically sound, while taking the ethical and legal aspects into account, communicate results and make well-founded decisions. Together with an international group of students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, you will conduct and evaluate data science projects in a broad range of domains.


What does Data Science at the UvA have to offer me?

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.

Graduates have an integrated view on the
possibilities and development of data
science in society.

Students will benefit from the strong collaboration with 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.

Science Park

Is Data Science at the UvA the study for me?

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 affinity and experience with programming
    and statistics
  • like to work together with motivated students,
    with a broad range of educational backgrounds.


MSc Information Studies
Regulier onderwijs
Voltijd, deeltijd
60 EC, 12 maanden

Gepubliceerd door  Faculteit Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica