This Master's combines theoretical courses on the production, use and impact of information and mediated communication with a training in the conduct of academic-level research in these domains.
The Research Master's in Communication Science is a two-year degree programme especially developed for students with above-average aptitude and ambitions who would like to be at the forefront of the newest developments in understanding the role of communication and media in society. As a Research Master's student, you will work closely with highly motivated international fellow students as well as with renowned researchers from the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), the largest research institute of its kind in Europe and among the largest worldwide.

We assist you in designing a study programme suited to your theoretical and research interests, consisting of theoretical coursework, methodological coursework, hands-on research participation and a dissertation module. Upon successful completion of the programme, you are awarded a Research Master's of Science (MSc) degree in Communication Science.

It is possible to transfer from the regular one year Master's programme to the Research Master's programme in Communication Science. Check our website for more details about the process and application dates.