In the Communication and Information Studies - Language and Media programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you explore the fields of Communication Studies, applied linguistics, media analysis, interaction and intercultural communication. Together with international students, you look at the international context of topical issues and look for solutions to contemporary problems.
In the Language and Media specialisation, you are trained as a communications professional who knows how the choice of medium affects the content (140 characters on Twitter, images via Instagram), but also how language usage affects the message you are trying to convey. You are able to apply this knowledge in an international context.
As a graduate of this specialisation, you have a sound understanding of media use in relation to language use, the objectives that can be used to achieve, and a range of relevant research skills to study and shape communicative messages. This makes you well-placed to advise companies on their communication strategies.
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- English Language Test Faculty of Humanities
- Orientation Module CIS
- Academic English CIW-L&S Grammar
- Academic Skills CIS
- Language, Media and Communication
- Academic English CIW-L&S Writing
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Numerus Fixus: 15 January
- Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
- National students, EU/EEA students and students who do not need a study visa/residence permit through VU Amsterdam: 1 May
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Media Studies & Mass Media Linguistics View 14 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Transcript of records; a transcript in English of the grades obtained over the final two years of your high school and any further education up to the moment of your application. IB and A-level applicants are asked to upload their predicted grades.
- A scan of your diploma (if you have already graduated).
- Curriculum Vitae; the curriculum vitae should include your personal details and list your previous education and relevant work experience (± 1-2 pages).
- English language test results (if already obtained).
- Copy of valid passport or ID (ID for EEA students only).
International8870 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8870 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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