Discover the two Research Master’s tracksThere are two different types of Research Master's offered by the the Gradute School of Communication:
- Research Master's (Professional Track)
- Research Master's (Academic Track)
Why a Research Master's?
The increasing pervasiveness of media and communication in our lives forms many fascinating challenges. Older notions of media and communication need to be reassessed, the new media environment needs to be charted, and the consequences of the rapid changes in new media and digital technologies need to be understood. This forms the core of the Communication Science - Research Master's (Professional) programme of the University of Amsterdam.
Hands-on research experienceAs a Research Master’s student, you will actively participate in one of the ongoing research projects at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), the research institute in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. This hands-on research training creates a unique opportunity for you to learn from and work closely with leading international scholars. Should you wish to gain even more experience, you can also choose to replace part of your coursework with an optional research internship in an academic or professional research institution.
- Advancing and Building Communication Science Theory
- Experimentation in the Social Sciences
- Content Analysis and Survey Design
- Research and Data Ethics
- Big Data and Automated Content Analysis
- Intensive Interviewing and Focus Groups
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesStatistics Media Management Media Studies & Mass Media View 39 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- An academic Bachelor's degree in Communication Science or a related discipline (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Communication & Information Studies, Media Studies, Journalism with a research emphasis, Business Administration and International Relations)
- However, these students will probably have to complete some extra coursework (pre-Master's or online course) prior to the Master’s programme, depending on their knowledge of theories in Communication Science and (quantitative) social science methods and statistics
- Knowledge about theories of Communication Science
- Knowledge about theories of (quantitative) social science methods and statistics
- Experience in conducting empirical research with the use of inferential statistics
- English language proficiency
International16000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.