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Communication Science: Political Communication
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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).

The track provides the basis for editorial, policy, advisory and research positions in the media sector, government, politics, civil-society organisations and the commercial world.

Graduates can be found working as:

  • spokespersons 
  • information officers 
  • PR managers 
  • journalists
  • documentary makers
  • communication consultants for numerous organisations ranging from local municipalities to the European Union and from non-governmental organisations to ministries.
  • PhD positions and academic research jobs

 Other graduates started  their own:

  • communication consultancies 
  • publishing companies 
  • online service companies

These jobs are situated both in Dutch and international business, political, academic and diplomatic environments. Non-Dutch students also often take up key positions in their country of origin after their studies in Amsterdam.  

'I found a job as project assistant at the think tank of the European People's Party!'

Hege van Dijke

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).