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Dual Master

Communication and Information

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The Master’s Communication and Information provides students with a solid theoretical and methodological foundation for understanding the way in which language is used for informative and argumentative purposes. The programme offers insight into verbal communication in a range of practical settings, including parliamentary debate, political speeches, legal decisions, legislative debates, drug advertisements, doctor-to-patient consultation, mediation, negotiations and academic research papers, and allows you to specialise in one specific communicative genre.

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.

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What does this programme entail?

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Work experience

Extensive internship


Possibilities to study abroad

International staff


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. 
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Degree certificate

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).

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MA Communication and Information Studies
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 90 ECTS, 18 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60833
Location University Quarter