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Career prospects

Communication Science (research, professional)

Career prospects

Excellent job opportunities await graduates of the University of Amsterdam's Graduate School of Communication.

The career prospects for our alumni are good. A recent poll among our alumni (2017) showed that most graduates found paid positions matching their profile within two to three months after graduation (n=231).

The two-year Research Master’s programme qualifies graduates for jobs in which analytical rigor and research are central. A degree in Communication Science (research) provides a solid background for working in among others: 

  • advertising and media agencies
  • public opinion and market research companies
  • (semi-)governmental research organizations
  • PR and consultancy
  • new media companies
  • international, national and local governments and NGO’s
  • major corporations such as Google or Booking.com
  • Teaching in higher education programs

Graduates are also in an excellent position to pursue a further academic career through the conduct of a funded PhD research project in the Netherlands and abroad.  


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.