Is Computational Science the study for you?
Would you like to confront a tornado in virtual reality and predict its path of destruction? Or understand the behaviour of financial markets? What if you could simulate the outcome of a surgical procedure before it is used on a patient? Or predict how a crowd would behave in the event of a disaster?
What is Computational Science?
Computational Science seeks to explain the complex world we live in using technological simulations. By collecting data and creating computer models, computational scientists can make predictions on varying problems such as how to influence the flow of traffic, how an epidemic will spread or the probability of individuals in society becoming addicted to drugs. The curriculum relies heavily on algorithmic-driven procedures (step-by-step procedure for solving a problem in a limited number of steps), but also involves lots of mathematics and logic. Students will learn to apply this knowledge to different research areas in the natural sciences.
In the Master's you will learn:
Studying Computational Science in Amsterdam
Computational Science is a joint Master’s programme of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. You will study at the Science Park Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Campus, which provide an excellent study environment, as well as with several leading scientific institutes at the Science Park. This collaboration gives you unique opportunities for conducting your graduation research, because of the extensive range of courses and domain specialties provided by both universities and scientific institutes.
Graduates of Computational Science are highly valued because of their skills and knowledge in this new field of science. They are ready to start a career in any research environment where computation is the core business.