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Media Studies: Archival and Information Studies


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The computational turn has fundamentally changed the way people and institutions produce, use, collect, share, and keep information. Data is the vital fuel for a growing number of applications in daily life and has become a fundamental human resource, similar to food, energy or transportation. The result is a fragmentation and personalisation of data-creation and data-use.

What are the implications of these developments for information management and record-keeping? How is this data used and reused in bureaucratic practices, decision-making processes, or information-processing activities? What is needed to optimise accountability and enable reconstruction of present activities in the future? How to keep relevant information accessible in time? How does the data driven culture transform societal values such as transparency and privacy? How do we keep the archives of the past connected to the needs of the present? These questions are central to the Master's programme Archival and Information Studies.




Master of Arts


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 12,430

€ 11,300


Application requirements

The Master's in Archival and Information Studies is open for application to students with a Bachelor's degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences from an accredited university with a minimum of 60 ECTS credits.
The programme is selective; in the selection process, your motivation, study performance and work experience will be considered. You can eliminate your deficiencies by completing the pre-Master’s in Media Studies. 

Please see: > Application and admission.

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 12,430
€ 11,300
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
2 Sep '24 1 Mar '24 1 Mar '24


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Main address
Gebouw E, Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
020-525 1401

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