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Communication and Information

University of Amsterdam

18 months
11440 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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The Communication and Information programme of the University of Amsterdam provides students with a solid theoretical and methodological foundation for understanding the way in which language is used for informative and argumentative purposes.


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.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the Humanities or Social Sciences
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11440 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11440 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 18 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.


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