Argumentation, Rhetoric and Text
You will learn to analyse verbal communication in prevalent genres from political, legal, health and academic domains. You are trained to analyse and evaluate the discourse in these genres using insights from discourse analysis, argumentation theory, rhetoric, genre theory and stylistics.
In this video the teacher and students of the programme explain how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.
Possibilities to study abroad
Active academic community
Why study Communication and Information at the UvA?
- Theory and practice
This Masters's offers a unique combination of discourse analysis and argumentation theory (pragma-dialectics), while maintaining a strong practical orientation that will provide you with the skills needed in a professional communications career.
- Preparation for the labor market
Part of the programme is an internship in the Netherlands or abroad that serves as a stepping stone for your career in communication.
- International staff
An international staff of world-renowned researchers and experts to guide you during your studies.
- Small-scale education
This programme has an intimate and personable learning environment in which you have direct contact with our scholars. It has an active academic community that regularly organises symposia, talks, lectures and exchanges on argumentation and communication.
Communication and Information is an accredited degree programme of the Master's degree programme Communication and Information Studies. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Communication and Information Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).