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Communication and Information Sciences - Multimodal Communication

12 months
Duration
16830 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Multimodal Communication is one of the tracks of the Master's degree programme in Communication and Information Sciences - Multimodal Communication from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The track is taught in English and welcomes students from abroad as well as those from the Netherlands.

Overview

Much of our communication involves combining different modes at once, like written text and images, or spoken words and gestures. How do we integrate them? What effect does the medium or the genre that we are using have on how we formulate our messages?

Some think of multimodal communication as something modern—as combining text and videos on websites, or as both hearing and seeing people when we communicate using apps on our smartphones. But it simply means communicating using a variety of modes or methods. 

In this Communication and Information Sciences - Multimodal Communication from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you'll study through text, images, talk, and interaction, considering how they function, both on their own, and when integrated. Communication is an essential part of every profession, and in our courses, you learn about its inner workings, how to analyze it, and how to optimize it for specific purposes.

Entering the job market

With your master's degree in Communication and Information Studies: Multimodal Communication, you will be qualified for a variety of jobs. For example, you could work in one of the following positions:

  • communication advisor
  • marketing consultant
  • trainer for media businesses
  • website consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Talk is multimodal 
  • Text and Image in News and Advertising 
  • The power of metaphor 
  • Genre design 
  • Genre research
  • Master Thesis Communication and Information Studies: Multimodal Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. In order to gain admission to one of our Master’s programmes, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
  • Students are eligible for admission to the Multimodal Communication programme with a Bachelor’s degree in English, Linguistics or Language and Communication. If you have not studied English, Linguistics or Language and Communication, you will only be eligible if your Bachelor’s degree has a strong linguistic component. We will assess your previous education at course level to decide whether you have completed a sufficient number of linguistics courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16830 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Communication and Information Sciences - Multimodal Communication
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