Want to know whether this really is the right programme for you? The information and activities on this page can help you find out.
During the UvA's master's week, you can meet current students and a lecturer during a live online session. After a short presentation, you can ask them everything you want to know about the programme. The Meet & Ask session for the Communication Science Master's tracks is scheduled on:
Thursday 11 November 16:00-18:00 CET
Lecturer and research Penny Sheets Thibaut and student Janneke Kempen talk about courses, students and misunderstandings about the Political Communication Master's track.
Meet our alumni: Suzanne Hartog who works as a trainee at the government, Lokke van der Wal, who works as a online campaign manager at KLM and also meet Erik Hilhorst who works as a junior analyst at Publistat.
Are you curious to see where Communication Science is normally situated? Watch this virtual tour of our Roeterseilandcampus!
Yes you can. All tracks have the same entry requirements. After completing the Pre-Master, you can choose a track again in Studielink.
Note: this does not apply to the Research Master. If you have doubts about taking the Research Master, please contact the study adviser as soon as possible (not only after the pre-Master).
That is always viewed and assessed per person. If you want to be sure, sign up. The admission officers will let you know if you need to do a pre-Master. Three things are considered:
If you answered “no” to one of the questions, chances are that you will have to follow (part of) the pre-Master.
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:
With a Bachelor’s degree obtained at a university of applied sciences (HBO) you are not directly accepted to the master's program in Communication Science. You need a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science for this. If your HBO study is related to Communication Science at the UvA, you may be able to take the short-track Bachelor's programme at the College of Communication first to meet the criteria and then re-apply. This short-track Bachelor’s (verkorte Bachelor) is taught in English and Dutch.
Starting a second Bachelor's program (incl. the short-track Bachelor's program) after completing a higher professional education program can result in high study costs. If you already completed your higher professional education, you will have to pay the institutional rate. Participation in the HBO follow-on minor during your HBO study, on the other hand, can give you an advantage in your study costs later on. So make sure you get a good look at the study costs you will have to deal with via the Duo website, via the Tuition Fee Calculator or the Central Student Service Desk.