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Communication Science: Research Master's (Professional)

Research Master

Do you want to be at the forefront of the newest developments in understanding the role of communication and media in a professional context? The Research Master’s (Professional 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 at a professional organisation

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Why study the Professional Research Master's in Communication Science at the UvA?
Learn from excellent and renowned lecturers
Gain professional experience at an external organisation
Study in a fascinating and media-saturated environment

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

  • You enjoy doing research, and want to learn how to use research to formulate recommendations for companies and organisations.
  • You find communication science deeply fascinating and cannot wait to explore the field.
  • You consider having a job in research and analysis after your Master's.
  • 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 Research Master’s tracks

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:

The great thing about the Research Master’s is that it leaves all of my options open and gives me the choice to do what I aspire. Student Leonie Westerbeek about her experiences Read more
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MSc Communication Science (research, professional)
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
February, September
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus