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Information Studies: Information Systems (track)

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The Information Systems (IS) track in the Master's programme Information Studies is designed to give you the tools to analyse and create systems for the supply, storage and communication of information. IS is based on the intelligent communication between humans and information systems.

UvA online Open House

This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home.
Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes, explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.

Information Systems is for you if:

  • you are interested in the ways people interact with (new) technology and media, and how they are supported, hampered and influenced by them
  • you want to analyse systems for the supply, storage and communication of information 
  • you want to make connections between the people responsible for developing technological solutions and corporate management 
  • you want to translate user demands into innovative solutions

The programme examines subjects such as:

  • media & sensor technology
  • intelligent interactive systems
  • system dynamics
  • information retrieval
  • semantic web technology
  • privacy and ethical aspects in complex systems
  • innovation & design thinking
  • cognitive tools

The University of Amsterdam is ideally suited to research these subjects. The city of Amsterdam is located in one of the most important European centres in the area of ICT and new media and it offers an environment of unrivalled innovation. 

Relevant information

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