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Communication Science: Research Master's (Academic)

Research Master
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Do you want to be at the forefront of the newest academic developments in understanding the role of communication and media? The Research Master’s (Academic track) in Communication Science is a two-year MSc degree programme for excellent students who are motivated to conduct cutting-edge research. You will acquire in-depth disciplinary knowledge, familiarity with relevant research methodology and practical experience in carrying out research.

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Master's Week 12 -16 Feb
Master's Week 4-8 Nov
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Why study the Academic Research Master's in Communication Science at the UvA?
Learn from excellent and renowned lecturers
Participate in ongoing research projects
Study in a fascinating and media-saturated environment

Is the Academic Research Master's in Communication Science right for you? 

  • You enjoy doing research and would like to be part of the academic research community.
  • You find Communication Science deeply fascinating and cannot wait to explore the field.
  • You consider doing a PhD after your graduation.
  • You feel motivated to get the most out of your Master's programme and want to be challenged by your lecturers and fellow students.

Discover the two tracks of the Research Master’s

There are two different types of Research Master's offered by the Graduate School of Communication. The academic track is tailored to students who have the ambition to pursue a PhD after graduation. The professional track is tailored to students who have the ambition to pursue a career in research outside academia:

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With the Research Master’s so many opportunities open up, from a career in academia to jobs in research and analysis for NGOs or in the private sector. Student Niklas Melcher about his experiences Read more
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Degree programme
Communication Science (research)
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
February, September
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus