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Communication Science: Political Communication

Career Prospects

Our graduates go on to a variety of jobs in (non-) governmental communication, data analysis, journalism, politics, and research. The career prospects are encouraging. A recent study (2020) shows that graduates who started looking for a job immediately after graduation found a suitable job within two to three months (n=231).

Where do our graduates work? 

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  
  • Data scientists
  • Journalists 
  • Communication consultants for numerous organisations ranging from local municipalities to the European Union and from non-governmental organisations to ministries. 
  • PhD students and in academic research jobs 
'I found a job as project assistant at the think tank of the European People's Party!'

Hege van Dijke

Career coaching during your Master’s

Would you like to practice your job interview skills? Craft a LinkedIn strategy that could get you hired? Or would you simply like to know more about the labour market in the Netherlands? The advisers at the UvA Student Careers Centre can help you students of the UvA with information, workshops and individual vocational counselling to find out what you want, get insight into your capabilities and competences, make choices and improve your application skills in order to achieve your goals. 

Career events

  • Five times a year, the Graduate School of Communication hosts a colloquium series called Communication Science on the Spot. During these sessions, a communication professional is interviewed by a Graduate School lecturer or researcher. Attendees are always encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation in order to help stimulate a lively debate. Previous speakers include Mirthe Enklaar (PepsiCo Benelux), Jutta Jakob (Newzoo), Belinda Borck (Tony's Chocoloney) and Ashley Vinson (Twitter).
  • We regularly organise events and workshops under the name Career Matters that help you prepare yourself for entry into the job market. The workshops are designed to help you gain practical, relevant skills that will help improve your employability after graduation. Think of topics related to online marketing for example, such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google Analytics or Social Advertising, or to the field of journalism, such as writing an effective press release or a journalistic blog.