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Metaphor in Discourse

Why study Metaphor in Discourse at VU University Amsterdam


Strong research focus

As a student of Metaphor in Discourse, you will be actively involved in the core of academic life: research. The programme is structured around the research interests of our staff, which have a strong international character and outlook. Our work plays a key part in the large-scale, faculty-wide research programme in Language, Cognition and Communication. Each course within Metaphor in Discourse involves an element of individual research and collaborative efforts with other students. You will be in close contact with cutting-edge research through participation in our Metaphor Lab Research meetings where we present research, ask questions, and share ideas.

At the heart of a Graduate School
As an MA student in Communication and Information Studies you will be part of our Department of Language and Communication, a core element in the faculty’s new Graduate School of Humanities. Being part of the Graduate School environment means you will also have close links with students in related Master’s programmes such as Translation, Linguistics, Journalism, and Communication and Information Studies.

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