Information Sciences

Radboud Universiteit

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
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Gain knowledge of how IT affects organisations, also from the perspective of Management Science, and become an expert on how organisations can handle security and privacy concerns.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee
Information Technology has an enormous impact on companies and other organisations, and on society as a whole. This comes with the necessary technical challenges of implementing the IT solutions and getting them up and running, but also wider and more fundamental challenges, such as: what are the information needs in the first place? How can these best be met? How can resulting IT solutions be adopted in an organisation? How can their use be best introduced and managed? And how can we ensure compliance, with business requirements and legal standards for security and privacy?

Whereas the Master's programme in Computing Science focuses only on the technical aspects of IT, the Master's programme in Information Sciences takes a broader look. The Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS), which is part of the Faculty of Science, brings its world-class expertise in security, privacy, and big data. Nijmegen School of Management brings its expertise in Business Administration, in particular on organisational development and design (incl. technology implementation as a form of organisational design), knowledge management, and innovation management.

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

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There is a high demand for well-trained information experts who can look beyond the technical aspects of IT and who have an understanding of organising and managing the use of IT in organisations, and in deciding on the best solutions that provide sound, secure, and user-friendly technology.
  • This Master's programme was recently awarded the quality label 'Top Programme' and rated best in their field in the Keuzegids Masters 2018 (Guide to Master's programmes).
  • The programme provides you with a unique combination of technological and organisational expertise.
  • You will be taught by top researchers and experts of Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) and the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS). Here NSM brings in expertise in Business Administration, Organizational Design & Development, and Knowledge Management, and iCIS brings its expertise in Cyber Security, Privacy, and Big Data. Depending on the elective courses you take, you can choose to specialise in these topics.
  • Through GipHouse, a virtual software company of Radboud University which is run entirely by students, you can gain experience on how to manage the design and implementation of new ICT solutions in a practical setting.


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track Security & Privacy

For the Security & Privacy track, you take the following courses: * Law in Cyberspace (6 EC) * Security in Organisations (6 EC) * Strategic Scenarios and Business Models (6 EC)

track Aligning Business & IT

For the Aligning Business & IT track, you take the following courses:

  • 2 of the following 3 courses: Organisation Design (6 EC), Organisational Change (6 EC), Intervention in Organisations (6 EC)
  • Information Retrieval (6 EC).


taal van onderwijs100% en
study abroad
You can choose to perform your elective courses or internship(s) abroad. There are for example close contacts with the Max Planck Institute in Germany. For other possibilities, you can always contact a lecturer or the student advisor.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Students with a Dutch university Bachelor's degree: before 1 September (for the September intake).
In most cases, if you require an admission statement, please request this from the Admission Office no later than 1 July (for the September intake).

Dutch students can apply via and international students can apply via

aanvullende vakeisen
Be aware that apart from a background in Computer Science, also some background in Business Administration is required. Especially if you choose the Aligning Business & IT track within the Master's in Information Science, as you'll then follow many courses at the Nijmegen School of Management as well.

You can enter this Master's programme if you have a Bachelor's degree in Computing Science with a minor in Business Administration Science, a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration Science with a minor in Computing Science, or a closely related discipline.

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


42 studenten volgen deze opleiding
12% daarvan is vrouw
3 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
0% daarvan is vrouw
20442 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Ramon van Os
Philipp van Bebber
Computer science or Information science?

Philipp van BebberAfter I finished high school in 2005, I had to do "compulsory community service" (German: Zivildienst) the next nine months. So, I had a lot of time to think about my future. I always wanted to work in the IT industry but I had no idea what kind of job would be interesting.

I asked some friends, who already studied in Nijmegen, about their experience and I visited an information day. The faculty building impressed me because it was new and had a modern style...
The master program consists of courses about information systems, enterprise engineering and security. You gain more knowledge about the particular domain during these courses but there are also courses that focus on training your soft skills. I recently followed the course "ICT in a different culture". During the course, you learn how to deal with people from a different culture. A study trip (this year to Chengdu, China) is also part of the course. We did research on IT outsourcing in China. Right now, I am looking for a master thesis topic and I want to finish my master this fall.

Nijmegen is not such a big city like Amsterdam or Utrecht but this will not say that life in Nijmegen is boring. The university sports center provides a lot of different sport activities and you can find a lot of bars in the city center of Nijmegen.

There is one last advice that I want to give you: If you have the time to take a language course, then do it! It is always easier to meet new friends when you already speak Dutch a little bit especially when you live in a house with other students.

lees verder ...


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1/2 Radboud Universiteit
Information Sciences
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€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
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2/2 Amsterdam VU
Information Sciences
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel3.94.0
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Information Sciences aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 16 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

There is a big demand for highly trained information experts who can bridge the gap between the builders and the users of IT to ensure good, user-friendly technology that meets an organisation's needs.
Many of our students are offered jobs even before they graduate. Most go into industry, banking and insurance, or public-sector organisations such as schools and hospitals. Some students develop their own ideas and innovations while taking part in this Master's programme. They see what is offered, understand what is lacking, and realise where possibilities lie. In Nijmegen there are plenty of opportunities for those wanting to start their own business.

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Potentiële beroepen

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architect technische infrastructuur ict
beleidsmedewerker ict
chief information officer
datawarehouse ontwikkelaar
hoofd beheer ict
hoofd systeemontwikkeling ict
hoogleraar informatica
informatiemanager ict
manager servicedesk ict
projectleider ict
servicemanager ict
universitair (hoofd)docent informatica
validatie engineer
wetenschappelijk onderzoeker informatica
bron: UWV


Admission Office

For general questions and questions on the admission procedure for international students

T: +31 24 362 34 56
Dr. Perry Groot

Student advisor; for programme-related questions

T: +31 24 365 20 37
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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