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Communication Science

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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The Graduate School of Communication offers several Master's programmes to prepare students for a career in the broad field of Communication Science.

Internationally orientated and consistently high ranked, the Graduate School of Communication offers a stimulating learning environment to get prepared for a career in the field of Communication Science. You will focus on the dynamics and effects of media and communication in society and choose a Master track to specialize in one of four areas:

* Corporate Communication
* Political Communication
* Entertainment Communication
* Persuasive Communication

During the first semester, you will take two specialization seminars (12 ECTS each) in the track of your choice. In preparation for the Master's thesis, you will also take a methods course (6 EC). Adding to an open and informal environment, all seminars are offered in groups with a maximum of 25 participants.

The second semester consists of two elective courses (6 ECTS each), allowing you to either focus further on the area of your Master's track or to broaden your knowledge in another area of Communication science. Finally, you will conduct and write an individual Master's thesis (18 ECTS) under the individual guidance of a senior staff member.


2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


In the first semester each track within the Master's programme in Communication Science comprises two required specialisation seminars of 12 EC each. Furthermore, students will complete a method course (6 EC). In the second semester, students complete two elective modules of 6 EC each and a Master's thesis (18 EC). The electives can be chosen freely from the other tracks.

job perspective

The career prospects for our alumni are good. Recent study (January 2016) shows that graduates who started looking for a job immediately after graduation have found a suitable job within four months (n=288).

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60