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Communication Science

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Are you interested in the latest developments when it comes to media and digital technology? Are you curious about how media (including newspapers, television, social media, games) can have an effect on people and society, or how you can use and deploy media to achieve a goal or influence others? Then the study Communication Science may be something for you!


Would you like to find out if Communication Science is the right programme for you? Introductions are available throughout the year. Sign up to attend the UvA Bachelor’s Week or find an overview of all our events.

Study programme

As a communication scientist-to-be, you will study different forms of communication, both via more traditional channels such as mainstream media, as well as social media and new digital technologies. By doing research and using theories, you will look at how these forms of communication affect individuals and society as a whole, as well as how and why people use different forms of media. 

What is Communication Science?

Check out this video to find out more about Communication Science.

Studying 4 domains within Communication Science.

4 domains

Internship included within the study programme

Hands-on experience

Strong affiliation with top researchers from the ASCoR institute.


Possibility to transfer to a UvA Communication Science Master's. 


"Coming from Korea to study in Amsterdam has given me the opportunity to meet people from different nationalities."

tells first-year student Rachel Kim.

After graduation

Upon graduation you will be awarded a degree certificate in Communication Science and can enter the labour market, or decide to specialise further with a Master's degree. You can also enter the research Master, followed by a PhD trajectory, to become a scientific researcher. Graduates find jobs as a spokesperson, public opinion researcher, social media strategist at an advertising agency, news editor or campaign manager. 

Is Communication Science right for you?

Communication Science is the ideal degree programme for you if you: 

  • Are interested in media, society and culture, and in communication in the broadest sense of the word. 
  • Liked school subjects such as economics, history and social studies. 
  • Have a good knowledge of English and are able to read academic literature in English. 
  • Can work independently, take initiative and develop your own ideas. 
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BSc Communication Science
180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus