Information Sciences

Digitizing business

Information Sciences is the multidisciplinary area spanning Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its practical application in society. Are you interested in how information is created and processed in companies and organizations? Are you interested in technology and its application in practice? Do you believe it is important to consider the role of people, organizations and cultures in the design, modelling, and sharing of information? If so, then the Master’s programme in Information Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an excellent choice for you.

Information Sciences brings together computer science, organizational studies, and knowledge management. It features courses that keep you ahead of the rapid pace of developments within this sector. The programme distinguishes two tracks. The Business Information Systems track focuses on the optimization of information technology in enterprise settings, with a particular emphasis on the optimization of business processes and digital innovation. The Web & Media track centers on the innovative application of the web to retrieve, disclose, and share information, in particular in media-rich settings. Both tracks aim to promote scientific insight and convey a sense of social responsibility. As part of the program, a total value of 15 credits can be elected from a list of approved courses.

Our Master’s courses evolve over the years to reflect ongoing developments and the research that is ongoing in the Information Sciences discipline. They involve fundamental courses, guest lectures, and cutting-edge courses by the SIKS National Graduate Research School. Our current courses include: Business Process Management, Knowledge and Media, Digital Innovation, The Social Web, Business Process Analytics, Information Retrieval, Software Architecture, and Knowledge Engineering. 

  • Language of instruction:English
  • Duration:1 year
  • Tuition fee:Tuition fees
  • Application deadline:1 June for Dutch students. 1 April for EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students.* * EU/EEA students with an international degree who do not need housing services through Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam University Amsterdam can still apply until 1 June.
  • Start date:2 September
  • Study type:Full-time
  • Field of Interest:Computer Science, Mathematics and Business
  • Admission requirements:Admission requirements
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