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Communication Science: Research Master's

Research Master

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 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 either at a research institute or a professional organisation.

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🏆 World-class scholars

Master's Week 4-8 Nov
Master's Week 10 -14 Feb
Why study the Academic Research Master's in Communication Science at the UvA?

Opportunity to conduct an internship

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If you choose the professional specialisation, you will complete an 18 EC internship at a company or organisation of your choosing.

Learn cutting-edge techniques to study the digital world around us

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Work with excellent lecturers and deepen your knowledge with extensive methodological coursework.

Learn from and collaborate with world-class scholars

Who are they?
Your lecturers are renowned scholars affiliated with the ASCoR institute: Amsterdam School of Communication Research.

Tailor the programme to your interests

In the third semester, you choose between the academic or professional specialisation.

Additional support through a specialised mentoring programme

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This mentorship is designed to help with your well-being and personal development throughout the programme. You are given a mentor who can help you with any difficulties you may encounter and how to deal with them.

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

  • You would like to develop your research skills for use in academia or industry.
  • You find Communication Science fascinating and are excited to explore the field.
  • You would like to gain hands-on research experience in the academic or professional field through an 18-EC internship.
  • You would like to extend your Master’s experience into a two-year journey.
  • You consider doing a PhD after your graduation or seeking a career where research skills are a core competency.
  • You want to learn from world-class scholars who are leading the global dialogue in Communication Science.
  • You want to study in a motivational and challenging atmosphere. 
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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. Read more about the experiences from current students
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
Communication Science (research)
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
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Roeterseiland campus