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Communication Science: Corporate Communication


With the central role organisations play in societies, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of communication processes within organisations and with their environment. Key themes central in this track are organisations’ social license to operate, organisational culture, dialogue and engagement, and crisis communication. You will also examine the role of the media in the construction of reputation and legitimacy, and corporate social responsibility communication.

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Master's Week 12 -16 Feb
Master's Week 4-8 Nov
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Why study Corporate Communication at the UvA?
Learn from excellent and renowned lecturers
Tailor the programme to your taste
Study in a fascinating and media-saturated environment

Is Corporate Communication right for you?  

  • You want to learn how organisations are affected by today’s media landscape and how they can strategically act in an environment characterised by mediatisation and polarisation.  
  • You want to bring a timely and critical contribution to societal debates about corporations and their communication regarding sustainability and corporate social responsibility activities.
  • You understand what organisations can learn from big data, like their interactions with users on social media, websites, or other digital environments.  
  • You have an interest in strategic communication questions like engaging with stakeholders or implementing change processes.
I acquired extensive knowledge of how organisations can strategically survive the current rapidly changing environment. Student Sakurako Umezawa about her experiences Read more
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MSc Communication Science
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
February, September
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus