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Communication Science

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Are you interested in everything related to communication, media, and digital technology? Come and study Communication Science and learn how media can have an impact on individuals and society, and vice versa. Discover how to conduct research and effectively use media to achieve a goal. You will also study how and why people use different forms of media.

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Bachelor's Week 9-16 Mar
Experience Days spring

Numerus fixus

This Bachelor's programme has a numerus fixus as of academic year 2024-2025. This means that you need to apply no later than 15 January 2024 to be able to join the selection procedure for a September 2024 start. You can find more information on the selection procedure at Application, Selection and Admission

Why study Communication Science at the UvA?

Study 4 different domains

Which ones?
Corporate, Entertainment, Persuasive and Political Communication and Journalism. These courses are covered so you learn to look at Communication Science from different perspectives.

Get hands-on experience

You do an internship as part of the study programme.

Worldwide number 1

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Our Bachelor’s has been ranked Nr. 1 in the QS Media & Communication rankings since 2018.

Research-orientated programme

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You learn a lot about doing research and conduct research yourself. Also, the programme has strong links with top researchers at one of the world's biggest research institutes: Amsterdam School of Communication Research.

Flexibility to arrange your own study programme

After one and a half years, you have many options to choose from, such as your internship, studying abroad, electives or a minor.

Is Communication Science right for you?

  • You are interested in media, society, culture and communication.
  • You enjoy school subjects such as economics, history and social studies. 
  • You can work well independently, take initiative and develop your own ideas.
  • You speak English very well, so you can read English academic literature and engage in group discussions.
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BSc Communication Science
180 ECTS, 36 months
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Starts in
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Roeterseiland campus