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Why study the Research Master's in Communication Science at the UvA?

Internship opportunities

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Pursue the professional specialisation and undertake an internship at a company or organisation of your choosing.

Engage with renowned scholars

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

Academic and professional specialisation

Choose between an academic or professional specialisation in the third semester, to match your interests.

Cutting-edge methodologies

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Work alongside excellent lecturers and master advanced analytical and methodological techniques to understand the digital world around us.

Specialised mentoring programme

Benefit from a mentoring programme designed to support your well-being and personal development, offering guidance on navigating challenges.

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

Yes, if you:

  • Want to develop your research skills to use in academia or professional settings.
  • Aspire to gain hands-on research experience in the academic or professional field through an internship.
  • Consider pursuing a PhD after your graduation or seeking a career where research skills are a core competency.
  • Desire to extend your Master’s experience, delve deeper into the field of Communication Science, and explore your own research questions.
  • Want to immerse yourself in a challenging academic environment and learn from scholars who are leading the global dialogue in Communication Science.
  • Want to become part of a network of highly motivated students with a strong interest in the digital environment.
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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
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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
Communication Science (research)
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus