University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aryana has another university to choose to attend. She recently learned that she has been accepted to attend the University of Amsterdam to study for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences.
The University of Amsterdam is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in global rankings. It is ranked in the top 100 by the Times Higher Education, QS rankings and Leiden rankings, and 40th in the US News ‘Best Global Universities’ category. (2019)
The University is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes, many of which are taught in English and Dutch. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked best in the world in the field of Communication Science and Media Studies in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject. Four main topics of communication science are addressed: Persuasive Communication, Entertainment Communication, Corporate Communication, and Political Communication.
Communication is more than having a conversation. If you are reading a newspaper, watching a documentary or texting your friend, you are involved in communication. Communication is becoming increasingly important.
Communication Science is the ideal degree programme for students interested in society, media, and communication. UvA’s students are challenged to approach the communication process from various angles. They may be interested in working as a public opinion researcher, social media strategist, news editor, campaign leader, or a spokesperson, for example. Prospective students, should have a background in economics, history or social studies and need to demonstrate a good command of the English language.
The role of communication and media in society is the central theme of the Bachelor's in Communication Science. In this programme, students study the content, use, and effects of communication, and of various forms of media, from radio and television to newspapers and the internet. With a special focus on public and business communication, the programme covers forms of media such as newspapers, radio and television as well as the information flows in companies and governmental bodies. Attention is also paid to information and communication technology (ICT) as well as the relations between the internet, email, additional forms of technology, and the ways in which people communicate.
Some of the questions addressed in this programme are: How does entertainment influence the lives of young people? What is the role of media and communication in political participation and citizenship? What are the effects of health communication and advertisements? www.uva.nl
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