Education Market, ICT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence
Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
3360 hrs
2 years
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How can humans and AI technology both complement and collaborate with each other?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely used in our society: from cars that detect pedestrians to our smart phones’ virtual assistants. These applications use AI techniques to interpret information from a wide variety of sources, and in turn to enable intelligent, goal-directed behaviour.


The Artificial Intelligence Master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam looks specifically at hybrid intelligence, where AI systems and humans collaborate. The first year is made up of broad courses that focus on core AI topics, while the second year is devoted to your chosen area of specialisation. 


In collaboration with Psychology department, we also offer the specialised Cognitive Science track. 


AI for Health is a new track in collaboration with Medical Informatics (Amsterdam UMC, UvA) that will start in the academic year 2021-2022. In this track you'll learn about Medical Informatics basics, Medical AI (with a focus on imaging techniques in medicine and natural language processing techniques in medicine), and how to combine machine learning and reasoning for health applications. Two courses will take place at Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. 


Discover your Artificial Intelligence programme

The Artificial Intelligence Master’s programme at VU Amsterdam gives you the opportunity to approach AI not only from a technical perspective – focusing on the understanding, analysis and development of novel AI algorithms – but also from a societal and human perspective. 


Are you fascinated by the human and social implications of AI, as well as the technical side? Then join us at the VU.