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Research Master

Communication Science: Research Master's (Academic)

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Would you like to resolve communication challenges in practice rather than just study them? The Research Master’s (Academic track) in Communication Science is a two-year MSc degree programme for students who would like to be at the forefront of the newest developments in understanding the role of communication and media in an applied context.

Online open day

Do you want to know more about Communication Sciene (Academic track)? You can visit our online open day page any time to delve into this study programme. Watch videos, talk to students and deepen your knowledge. Or sign up for an online event or open day.

Discover the two tracks of the Research Master’s

There are two different types of Research Master's offered by the the Gradute School of Communication:

Study programme

The increasing pervasiveness of media and communication in our lives forms many fascinating challenges. Older notions of media and communication need to be reassessed, the new media environment needs to be charted, and the consequences of the rapid changes in new media and digital technologies need to be understood. This forms the core of the Research Master’s programme in Communication Science.

As a Research Master’s student, you will actively participate in one of the ongoing research projects at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), the research institute in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. This hands-on research training creates a unique opportunity for you to learn from and work closely with leading international scholars. Should you wish to gain even more experience, you can also choose to replace part of your coursework with an optional research internship in an academic or professional research institution.

"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."

Niklas Melcher

Why study Communication Science at the UvA? 

QS rankings 2020

Number 1 in the world!

Many Lecturers are researchers at the ASCoR

Renowned teachers

Choose from

2 different tracks: Professional and Academic

Study in a fascinating and media-saturated environment

Amsterdam

After graduation

The knowledge and skills acquired during the course provide an effective grounding for positions in:

  • Communication research (academic researcher, media researcher, market and opinion researcher)
  • Communication advice (publishing, public information expert, advertising or PR consultant, communication consultant)
  • Management (publisher, programme director, research agency)

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

Do you: 

  • want to learn how to build and maintain a corporate image, reputation and identity?
  • have an interest in communication questions within organisations, like organisational culture or implementing change processes?
  • want to develop yourself as a communication professional?
  • have a Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Dutch university bachelor degree in the field of communication science or a related discipline, with sufficient background in quantitative methods and statistics?
  • have sufficient English language skills and want to study in an international environment?

Then Corporate Communication is the right Master's track for you!

Facts & Figures
Degree programme Communication Science (research)
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission
Starts in February, September
CROHO code 60163