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Communication Science

Applied science degree

Communication Science

Would you like to join our Master’s programme in Communication Science after your applied science (in Dutch also known as HBO) programme? Then, you will first have to participate in a part of our Bachelor's programme.

With an applied science degree certificate you are not directly admissible to our Master’s programme in Communication Science. You need a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science for this. If your applied science programme is related to Communication Science at UvA, then you might qualify for an abridged programme. This is called the short-track Bachelor's programme.

Four year programmes on a university of applied sciences in the field of communication, media, business administration and management are considered to be related to Communication Science.

Start during or after your applied science programme

The short-track programme consists of 90 ECTS credits and lasts 1.5 years. It starts in September. After succesfully completing the short-track programme you will receive the title Bachelor of Science. Then, you will be admissable to our Master's programmes.

You can start the short-track programme after graduating from your applied science programme. There is also an alternative. Then, you will do the first semester of the short-track programme during your applied science programme. In that case the first semester is called the follow-on minor. After graduating from you applied science programme, you will only need to do the last year of the short-track programme.

Entry requirements for the follow-on minor

  • a minimum of 180 ECTS credits obtained in a related applied science programme
  • good study progress
  • grade average of a 7 approximately

Application for the follow-on minor

Submit your enrolment in Studielink before 1 May. Select the Bachelor’s programme Communication Science. For more information please go to the webpage about applying for a Bachelor’s programme. Then, please fill out the form below to apply for the follow-on minor.

Application form follow-on minor

Entry requirements for the short-track programme

  • completed four-year applied science programme (240 ECTS incl. propedeutic exam), related to Communication Science

Application for the short-track programme

Submit your enrolment in Studielink before 1 May. Select the Bachelor’s programme Communication Science. For more information please go to the webpage about applying for a Bachelor’s programme. Then, please fill out the form below to apply for the short-track programme.

Application form short-track programme

Participate in UvA Matching

UvA Matching is a week for new students (including former applied science students) to help them finalize their study choice. You will receive more information about UvA Matching after you have submitted your enrolment in Studielink.

Remarks about the costs

Starting with a Bachelor’s programme (such as the short-track programme) after graduating from an applied science programme, might result in high costs. Participation in the follow-on minor during your applied science programme, however, might lead to lower costs in the long run. So carefully consider beforehand which tuition fees apply to your situation. DUO offers more detailed information about this matter.

Contact and advice

If you are unsure whether your applied science programme is related to Communication Science, please contact the study advisers.

E-mail the study advisers

Students from a non-related applied science programme have the possibility to request exemptions for courses in the three year Bachelor’s programme. Students get 46 credits exempted at the most. This usually comprises part of the electives and the internship. So depending on your previous education, you can finish your bachelor's programme a couple of months earlier. For advise, please contact the study advisers.