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Big data meets real-world challenges; discover the Research Master’s programme Societal Resilience at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam!

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Duration: 1 hour

Studying Societal Resilience?

How does society deal with complex global problems like aging and migration? How do communities bounce back after tragic events? What role do social media play in political polarisation? How can analysing data help us find solutions? What are the ethical concerns in mining data?

These are big questions that require big answers. The two-year Research Master’s programme in Societal Resilience identifies, investigates and develops solutions for broad social issues, using qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse big and small data. It’s a truly multi-disciplinary and multi-methodological approach to society’s most pressing challenges. And for that reason, it will appeal to students from a wide range of backgrounds. Getting this Master’s degree will set you up for any career that involves working in teams to analyse problems and offer solutions using data: whether that’s in academia, government policy, the non-profit sector, or the corporate world.

You Will Learn

  • What is Societal Resilience?
  • What does the programme Societal Resilience involve?
  • How is this programme different from other research master’s programmes?
  • What jobs can I get after graduation?
  • Admission requirements and application procedure
  • Study in Amsterdam

Admission Deadline

1 June for Dutch and EU students. 1 April for non-EU students


  • René Bekkers

    Program Director
  • Tijs van den Broek

    Program coordinator
  • Irena Paap

    International Student Advisor

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