Information Sciences

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Program Description

Why study Information Sciences at VU Amsterdam?
Information Sciences bridge the gap between Information and Communication Technology and its practical use in society. Are you more interested in the application of technology than technology for its own sake? Do you believe it’s important not to lose sight of the role people, organizations and cultures play in generating, processing, designing, modelling, communicating and sharing information? Are you fascinated by knowledge and innovation? If so, the Master’s programme in Information Sciences is an excellent choice for you.

The one-year Master’s in Information Sciences trains you to become an outstanding professional who – working independently or in a team – is able to solve problems with regard to the design, application and practical use of complex information systems in organizations. The first half of the semester consists of optional and compulsory courses offered by VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. Both institutions offer five courses of six credits, and you will select a minimum of five courses from a total of ten. Topics range from e-business and visual analytics to courses on the social web and internet information. The full list of courses can be found online. The academic research component of the Master’s consists of courses on research methods and thesis design (12 credits), and a thesis worth 18 credits.


Information Sciences at VU Amsterdam can be completed in one year.

The Information Sciences programme is characterized by its personal style in the supervision of students during their project work and master thesis, as well as academic counselling which is available.
The faculty has close contacts with local, national and international trade and industry. New developments are integrated seamlessly into the programme. Specifically, we work with consultancy companies, the financial services, the music industry, electricity suppliers and cultural institutions.

What`s Included

The Master’s programme in Information Sciences trains you to become an outstanding professional who is capable of independent and team problem solving with respect to the design, application and real-life use of complex information systems in organizations. The distinguishing factor of the programme is the well-tuned balance between scientific rigor and practical relevance of the course content.

The programme consists of Information Sciences courses exclusively developed and taught at the VU, as well as courses shared with other programmes within and outside the VU. A close collaboration exists with the UvA: A number of courses is shared between Information Sciences at the VU and the Uv

Degree Course

Business, Computer Science / IT, Mathematics

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VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Program Details

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Netherlands: VU Amsterdam
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Academic Year
Degree Level:
Masters Degree
€2.006 for EEA students; €13.400 for non-EEA
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