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Career Prospects

Graduates of Communication Science: Political Communication

Career prospects

The career prospects for our alumni are good. A recent study (2017) 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 
  • communication consultants for numerous organisations ranging from local municipalities to the European Union and from non-governmental organisations to ministries.

 Other graduates started  their own:

  • communication consultancies 
  • publishing companies 
  • online service companies

Other graduates pursue a career as documentary makers and journalists, conduct (media) market research for opinion pollsters or join a company or ministry as management trainees.

Occasionally, our graduates take up PhD positions and academic research jobs in the field of political communication and journalism.

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.  

UvA Career Services

To help students find the right job, identify strengths and weaknesses of their CVs, and prepare for the interview, the UvA offers a large amount of general and individual career services and events. Visit their website or contact them with specific inquiries to make full use of the services.