Information Studies is an IT degree with good employment prospects. It is therefore natural that most graduates choose a career within the IT industry, mainly in:
- IT consultancy: Many information studies graduates work as consultants in small or large IT companies, where they implement and specify complex IT solutions.
- Project management and IT strategy development: As an information studies student, you design and implement projects throughout your degree programme. This qualifies you for a job as an IT project manager.
- System development and design: The key word at Information Studies is user-driven design. You learn to analyse user needs and to design user-friendly technology. Many graduates use these qualifications in jobs where they work with developing and designing projects such as IT solutions for the health sector, intranet solutions or computer games.
- Human resources (HR), organisational communication and management: Information studies graduates have a thorough understanding of organisational processes, and apply these in HR services and organisational development.
- Teaching, research and communication – mainly within the IT industry.
A degree in information studies provides you with competences in areas such as:
- Development, implementation and application of IT: Through your work with IT tools such as programming languages, databases and dynamic web sites, you acquire an understanding of the scope of information technology. You also analyse technology in the contexts of a company, society and daily life. You learn to implement technological changes in organisations in collaboration with the parties involved, and on the basis of an all-round understanding of the context in which the technology is applied.
- User-driven design: You learn to carry out user surveys and tests, and to manage an innovative design process. This gives you experience in developing new IT-based products and in considering the context in which these products are used.
- Organisation and communication: You become acquainted with organisation and communication theories and get practical experience in analysing concrete organisations, communication situations and technological problems.
- Project management: Project work is an overall feature of your information studies training, and you learn to work in teams and to combine creativity and efficiency to achieve excellent results.