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Master
Communication Science: Corporate Communication
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Your career prospects

The career prospects for our alumni are encouraging. Many graduates who started looking for a job before or immediately after graduation have found suitable places to work.

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 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 a media organisation.
     
  • Communication advice (publishing, public information expert, advertising or PR consultant, communication consultant) e.g. being a marketing consultant. 
     
  • Management (publisher, program director, research agency) e.g. working as a publishing relations manager.  

Skills

You will be able to advise organisations about their communication strategies and policies. 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 programs 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

Would you like to practice your job interview skills? Craft a LinkedIn strategy that could get you hired? Or would you simply like to know more about the labour market in the Netherlands? The advisers at the UvA Student Careers Centre can help you students of the UvA with information, workshops and individual vocational counselling to find out what you want, get insight into your capabilities and competences, make choices and improve your application skills in order to achieve your goals. 

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. Attendees are always encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation in order to help stimulate a lively debate. Previous speakers include Mirthe Enklaar (PepsiCo Benelux), Jutta Jakob (Newzoo), Belinda Borck (Tony's Chocoloney) and Ashley Vinson (Twitter).
     
  • 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 related to online marketing for example, such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google Analytics or Social Advertising, or to the field of journalism, such as writing an effective press release or a journalistic blog.