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Information Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Bachelor Undergraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Do you want to improve the applicability of ICT in society and business? Do you want to be the connecting link between ICT and the users? Then Information Sciences is your study!
Course description When studying Information Sciences (formerly Information, Multimedia and Management) you will gain knowledge about new applications and markets in the field of ICT, and you will investigate the usability of the applications. You are the connecting link between the technological aspects of ICT and how people and organizations use this information according to their own goals and wishes. You must learn to understand how people and organizations perceive information and computers, even if they don't know much about technology or are not interested in technology. At the same time, you must have a solid understanding of IT, otherwise you will not be able to advice or support it's users.
Study subjects In the first year you acquire a number of basic skills like programming. You close the first year with an Interactive Multimedia project. In the second year you will follow a number of compulsory subjects, such as Social Psychology, Databases and Business intelligence and analytics. In the third year you specialize through a minor.
Course objectives The objective of the program is for the student to be able to bridge the gap between the exact mechanical nature of computers and the nature of the domain where information and technology is used, using the acquired advanced knowledge of computer science. The program also aims to impress upon the student the importance of the discipline in a broader scientific, philosophical and societal context.
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes computer exercise, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, portfolio, practicum, project, seminar, tutorial, working group, workshop, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department faculteit Bètawetenschappen
Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.


Admission requirements
  1. If you want to enroll with a foreign certificate, we must first determine whether your diploma is equivalent to a Dutch VWO certificate. In general, you must have obtained a certificate with the following subjects at 6 vwo level: Englisch, Dutch and Mathematics A or B.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
Professional experience required -
Duration 36 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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