This selective 18-month Master's combines rigorous academic coursework in discourse analysis and argumentation theory with an internship to develop your communication skills in the Netherlands or abroad.
The Master's in Discourse and Communication Studies provides students with a solid theoretical and methodological foundation for understanding the way language is used for informative and argumentative purposes. You will learn how to analyse verbal communication in prevalent genres from the political, the legal, the health and the academic domain.
The programme offers insight into the 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 type of genre. You are trained in analysing and evaluating the discourse in these genres using insights from discourse analysis, argumentation theory, rhetoric, genre theory and stylistics.
The Master’s Discourse and Communication Studies is the right programme for you if you have a keen interest in language use, argumentation and strategies for persuasion.
The multidisciplinary approach pulling from Philosophy, Pragmatics and Communication Studies establishes a unique programme beyond compare.
The Discourse and Communication Studies programme offers you:
Discourse and Communication Studies is programme of the accredited Master’s degree programme Communication and Information Studies. Upon successful completion of this programme, the student will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Communication and Information Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).
|Degree programme||MA Communication and Information Studies|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||90 ECTS, 18 months|
|Language of instruction||English|