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Information Studies: Information Systems (track)
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Career Prospects

Graduates work in a wide range of industries and public institutions, both inside and outside of the ICT sector. They take on positions as consultants, analysts, designers or ICT project coordinators or programme managers. Specific examples include becoming an e-business architect at an international consultancy firm, a web editor at a broadcasting company or an ICT manager at a museum.

Graduates typically have jobs in which they play a liaison role between ICT and non-ICT people: they speak both ‘languages’. There is an enormous demand for such people. Graduates can also pursue careers as scientific researchers.

The Amsterdam region is one of the most important European centres when it comes to ICT and new media. Companies such as Fabchannel, IlseMedia, and MediaRepublic are all examples of innovative businesses that help shape teaching programmes and offer employment to graduated Master's students. Amsterdam and its surrounding area have plenty to offer in terms of career opportunities.

Alumni views

Francesca Hagethorn

'After graduating in Information Studies with a Master's in Human Centred Multimedia (HCM), now known as the Information Systems track, I went to work for the University of Amsterdam as a researcher. I spent two years doing research on guidelines for an auditory walking navigation system for people in the early stages of dementia commissioned by Project Audiogids. I especially enjoyed doing the field research, and interacting with patients. Our research was centred around the user, a method known as User Centred Design (UCD).'

Bouke Huurnink

‘After having attended a whole series of open days, I finally decided to take a Bachelor's in Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam, which seemed like an exciting and challenging environment. After my Bachelor's, I went on to do a Master's in Human Centred Multimedia (HCM), now known as Information Systems, which allowed me to keep doing research. I'm also fascinated by the psychological aspects of this study programme, and multimedia is becoming an increasingly important social issue.'