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Master Communication Science (Communicatiewetenschap)

Vol- en deeltijd - Dagonderwijs

Graduate School of Communication
1 year
Student Desk Communication Science
Kloveniersburgwal 48
+31 20 5253003
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Studieschema OER
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About the programme

Dean of Education: Prof. E. (Edith) Smit
Managing Director: Dr. S. (Sandra) Zwier
Policy staff: Ms. D. (Desiree) Weerts MSc
Study advisers: Ms. Drs. M. (Maaike-Louise) Bakker, Ms. S. (Sabine) Jaken MSc, Ms. S. (Sylvia) Blaauw MA
Admissions officer: Mr. E. (Erik) Weijers MSc

Ombudsstudent: Ms. O. (Olga) Boekhoorn BSc

Management secretary: Ms. Drs. E. (Elske) Verkruijsse
School secretariat (student desk): Ms. I. (Inke) Thakoersingh, A. (Ana) Lopez Swinkels MSc & E. (Evelien) Flink MSc

Subject of study & employment market prospects

The Master's programme in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam is an advanced-level programme in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. The programme is open to students with a Dutch Bachelor's degree in Communication Science and, under certain conditions, students with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sience from non-Dutch universities or a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline from Dutch or non-Dutch universities.

Communication Science is an academic discipline within the social and behavioral sciences. The discipline focuses on the academic - theoretical and empirical- study of the production, contents, meanings and effects of media communication for individuals, organizations and societies.

A Master's degree in Communication Science equips students with an advanced-level academic education. The knowledge and skills acquired during the course provide an effective basis for positions in communication research (for example, media researcher, market and opinion researcher), communication advice (for example, policy worker in broadcasting or publishing, public information expert, advertising or PR consultant, communication consultant) or management (for example, publisher, programme director, research agency). Students may also want to pursue an academic career through continuing their studies in a PhD programme.

Full-time study programme

For the Master's programme in Communication Science, only full-time registration is possible. Full-time students complete 60 ECTS per year, while the Master's programme lasts for one year.

Free educational programme

The curriculum described in this course manual is the teaching programme as determined in the education and examination regulations (OER) for the degree programme. In accordance with Article 7.3c of the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW), it is alo possible to compose a free educational programme from the course components offered at the UvA. Permission from the examination board is required in order to follow a free educational programme. If you are considering submitting a request to the examination board, it is recommended that you contact your study adviser first.