The Research Master’s programme Argumentation, Rhetoric, and Communication focuses on the study of argumentation and rhetoric in a range of communicative contexts, including politics, law, healthcare and science. You will:
- Learn to reflect on the most important methods and approaches to the analysis and evaluation of rhetorical and argumentative characteristics;
- Explore key developments in the fields of communication and discourse studies;
- Discuss and examine crucial concepts from rhetoric and argumentation theory as they apply to argumentative discourse analysis, evaluation, and production;
- Use insights from the philosophy of language and pragmatics, relevance theory, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, and metaphor theory as a framework for your studies.
- Develop the methods and techniques of qualitative and quantitative empirical research;
- Conduct thorough and theoretically justified analyses, case studies, corpus research, and other types of investigations of real-life discussions and texts.
Argumentation, Rhetoric and Communication at the University of Amsterdam
The Research Master's programme offers you:
- A world class education in Communication studies ranked first in the world according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2018.
- A unique combination of theory and practice, providing you with the skills needed in a professional communications career.
- A programme rooted in the rigorous development of quantitative and qualitative research skills.
- Amsterdam is a vibrant and creative cultural hub with a pioneering communications and argumentation research centre.
- An international staff of world-renowned researchers and experts from the Argumentation and Rhetoric Group Amsterdam to guide you during your studies.
- An intimate and personable learning environment in which you have direct contact with the scholars.
Argumentation, Rhetoric and Communication is a programme of the accredited Master’s degree programme Communication and Information Studies. After successful completion of this programme, students receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Communication and Information Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).