The impact of media and communication on individuals, groups, and society is central in both societal debates and research. Communication Science studies the contents, uses, and consequences of media and communication.
How does the internet affect young people's lives? What is the role of media and communication in political participation and citizenship? What are the effects of health communication, advertising, and PR campaigns?
Research in communication science is organized in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) in four programme groups:
The Research Priority Area (RPA) Communication puts questions about the effects of media and communication center place and is guided by a shared empirical focus on the contents, uses and consequences of media and communication.
The University of Amsterdam offers various Bachelor's and Master's programs in Communication Science:
A 2-year Master’s programme offered in collaboration with the University of Aarhus, University of Hamburg, City University London, and the University of Swansea.
For PhD students, carrying out a research project is central to ASCoR's PhD programme.
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