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Communication and Information

Dual Master

The programme provides a solid theoretical and methodological foundation to understand the way in which language is used for informative and argumentative purposes, particularly in the political, legal, health and academic domains. You are trained to analyse and evaluate the discourse in these domains using insights from discourse analysis, argumentation theory, rhetoric, genre theory and stylistics.

Language of instruction

Master's Week 4-8 Nov
Master's Week 10 -14 Feb
Why study Communication and Information at the UvA?

Broad, career-oriented internship

The programme includes an internship in the Netherlands or abroad that serves as a stepping stone for your career in communication.

World-renowned researchers

The international staff comprises world-renowned researchers and experts to guide you during your studies.

Unique combination of theory and practice

This Master's combines discourse analysis and argumentation theory with a practical orientation providing the skills required for a career in professional communication.

Small-scale education

This programme offers a close-knit learning environment with direct access to scholars and an active academic community that regularly organises events on argumentation and communication.

Is Communication and Information right for you?

  1. You have a strong interest in verbal communication and argumentation.
  2. You are interested in communication, writing, argumentation and rhetoric.
  3. You want to be part of an international community with an intimate and personable learning environment.
What does this programme entail?
What does this programme entail?

In this video the teacher and students of the programme explain how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MA Communication and Information Studies
Regular study programme
90 ECTS, 18 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter