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Master
Communication Science: Corporate Communication
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Your career prospects

The career prospects for our alumni are encouraging. A recent study (2020) shows that graduates who started looking for a job immediately after graduation have found a suitable job within two to three months (n=231).

Where do our graduates work?

A Master's degree in Communication Science equips students with high-level academic education. By graduation, you will be an expert in organisational communication, public relations and corporate communication from an academic perspective. Graduates can be found working in:

  • Communication research (academic researcher, media researcher, market and opinion researcher)
    e.g. working as a junior researcher at NPO
  • Communication advice (publishing, public information expert, advertising or PR consultant, communication consultant)
    e.g. being a marketing consultant at Groupon.
  • Management (publisher, programme director, research agency)
    e.g. working as a publishing relations manager at Elsevier. 

Skills

You will be able to advise organisations about their communication strategies and policies at a corporate level. You will know how to underpin this advice with empirical research and the most recent theories in the field. You will be equipped to produce evidence-based communication programmes for big and small organisations. 

'During my thesis I interviewed fifteen communication professionals. This enabled me to build up a network.'

Aniek Zweers

Career coaching during your Master's

We regularly organise events and workshops under the name Career Matters that help you prepare yourself for entry into the job market. The workshops are designed to help you gain practical, relevant skills that will help improve your employability after graduation. Think of topics such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Advertising or writing an effective press release or a journalistic blog. 

You can also make use of a wide variety of career tools and support from the UvA Student Careers Centre (SCC) during your studies. The SCC organises career events, workshops, training courses, as well as CV checks, interview practice sessions and much more. 

Career Events

Five times a year, the Graduate School of Communication hosts a colloquium series called Communication Science on the Spot. During these sessions, a communication professional is interviewed by a Graduate School lecturer or researcher. Previous speakers include Maurice de Hond, Kay van de Linde and Ashley Vinson (Twitter).