Online open day Do you want to know more about the Research Master's programme of Communication Science? You can visit our online open day page any time to delve into this study programme. Watch videos, talk to students and deepen your knowledge. Or sign up for an online event or open day.
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
Programme Director and associate Professor Hilde Voorveld and student Cynthia Dekker talk about what makes this Research Master's programme unique, what the career prospects are and about the difference with the Professional Research 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!
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.
Hence, students with a Bachelor’s degree obtained at a university of applied sciences (HBO) or equivalent cannot be admitted to the (pre-) Master’s. They may opt for taking 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.
Graduates of the Academic track of this Research Master's are in an excellent position to pursue a further academic career through the conduct of a funded PhD research project in the Netherlands and abroad.
But the two-year Research Master’s programme also qualifies graduates for jobs in which analytical rigour and research are central. A degree in Communication Science (research) provides a solid background for working in among others:
No, as we have to organize the education logistics, only if you really have a very good reason and under special circumstances.
4 to 8 contact hours (which are workgroups/tutorial groups) per week depending on how many courses you have each block. You mostly have two courses each block. Of course, the remains of hours are in group work, studying, homework, paper writing/assignments etc).
No, you can only do an internship in the academic track at a research institute or a research company. If you want to do an internship at a professional company, we advise you to follow the Professional track of the Research Master's programme.