The Communication and Information programme of the University of Amsterdam offers insight into verbal communication in a range of practical settings, including parliamentary debate, political speeches, legal decisions, legislative debates, drug advertisements, doctor-to-patient consultation, mediation, negotiations and academic research papers, and allows you to specialise in one specific communicative genre.
Argumentation, Rhetoric and Text
You will learn to analyse verbal communication in prevalent genres from political, legal, health and academic domains. You are trained to analyse and evaluate the discourse in these genres using insights from discourse analysis, argumentation theory, rhetoric, genre theory and stylistics.
This Dual Master’s offers you:
- A unique combination of discourse analysis and argumentation theory, while maintaining a strong practical orientation that will provide you with the skills needed in a professional communications career.
- An internship in the Netherlands or abroad that serves as a stepping stone for your career in communication.
- An international staff of world-renowned researchers and experts to guide you during your studies.
- An intimate and personable learning environment in which you have direct contact with our scholars.
- An active academic community that regularly organises symposia, talks, lectures and exchanges on argumentation and communication.
- The International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA), hosted every four years by the department.
- Practical assignments such as the organisation of a colloquium.
- Argumentative Discourse Across Domains
- Rhetoric and Persuasion
- Argumentation and Communication in Health
- Argumentation and Communication in Politics
- Argumentation and Communication in Law
- Argumentation and Communication in Science
- 18 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Technology Digital Communication View 31 other Masters in Informatics & Information Technology in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the Humanities or Social Sciences
- English language requirements
International11440 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11440 EUR per year during 18 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 18 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.