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Dual Master
Archival and Information Studies (Media Studies)
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Spotlight on a course: Recordkeeping Informatics.
Informatics is the discipline that deals with the question in which ways information is represented, how information is processed by people, organisations and systems and how information is exchanged. Recordkeeping is primarily concerned with the question of which information is required for accountability and how systems, activities and processes should be organised and managed to protect and operationalise this information. In this course, we study informatics from the perspective of recordkeeping, the discipline that deals with how a person, organisation or society can access information for accountability and evidence.
Meet & Ask
Talk to a student, a teacher and/or a study advisor live, via Zoom. You will receive a short presentation of the programme and you will be able to ask all of your questions live, together with other prospective students.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I enrol in a Master's if I have not yet completed my Bachelor's?

    We advise you not to wait until the registration deadline before enrolling in the Master's programme. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we can inform you about your admission. When you enrol, you are not required to immediately upload your degree certificate. If you have not yet obtained your degree certificate but are in possession of all the other application documents, you can go ahead and submit your enrolment. You will then have until 31 August to upload your Bachelor's degree. Please check out the Graduate School of Humanities website for the application procedure.

  • What are my options after graduation?

    After you have completed this programme, you can choose pursue an academic career or you can enter the job market. Please find more information on the 'Careers' page.

  • How do I go about finding housing in Amsterdam?

    Finding housing in Amsterdam is often difficult because of the high demand with regard to student accommodation, but by starting your search on time and putting in some effort, students usually succeed at finding something. Many students find accommodation by word of mouth or social media. Please check out the page below for all of our information related to finding housing.

  • Is it possible to do this programme in part-time?

    Yes, this programme can also be done in part-time mode of study. Part-time students obtain 40 ECTS per academic year, which equates to 20 ECTS per semester. You will attend the same lectures as full-time students. Your programme coordinator will deliberate with you regarding the composition of your study programme.

'Archival scientists should be consulted more often in the discussion about fake news'
Algorithms play an increasingly important role in our lives. How should we deal with this? According to Tobias Blanke (University Professor of Humanities and AI), humanities researchers are indispensable for exploring the ethical and social side of AI. ‘We need knowledge of cultural concepts in order to be able to correct errors in algorithms.’
'Unique skills for a career in the broad information sector'
'We combine archival, information and digital humanities concepts with a strong focus on practice-based learning to provide you with unique skills for a career in the broad information sector.' - Prof. Charles Jeurgens
Prof. Charles Jeurgens
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