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Career & Alumni

Career Prospects

Your future with a Master’s in Communication Science

In our current information society, the field of Communication Science is more relevant than ever. A Master's degree from the Graduate School of Communication equips you with high-level academic education. The exact position you will obtain after graduation depends entirely on your personal preferences and skills. What’s certain though, is that excellent job opportunities await.

Typical Positions

To give you a concrete idea of your potential future as a Communication Science professional, here is an excerpt of typical positions that our graduates currently occupy: 

  • Account Manager
  • Brand Partnership Manager
  • Business Developer
  • Campaign Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Content Manager
  • Communications Coordinator/ Manager
  • Consultant PR & Brand Communication
  • Data Analyst/Data Intelligence Consultant
  • Digital Data Expert
  • Digital Strategist/Marketing Analyst
  • External Relations Manager
  • Influencer Marketing Manager
  • Internal Communications Manager​
  • Journalist
  • Management Consultant Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Planning & Coordination Executive
  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Product Marketeer/Owner
  • Project Manager
  • PR Strategist
  • Policy Advisor
  • Research Executive
  • SEO Consultant
  • Social Community Manager
  • Social Media Consultant
  • Spokesperson

An excerpt of workplaces

Our graduates currently work (or have worked) for all kinds of companies, from small dynamic startups to global multinationals. Keep in mind that these are just some examples, countless other companies add to this list.

Banking & Commerce

  • ABN AMRO
  • Blackstone
  • China Business Center Netherlands
  • Deloitte
  • KLM

Education & Research

  • Elsevier
  • Kantar
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Vienna

Fashion & Sports

  • Adidas
  • Bijenkorf
  • FC Utrecht
  • H&M
  • Tommy Hilfiger

Entertainment & Media

  • Associated Press
  • RTL
  • Netflix
  • Universal Music
  • Viacom

Government & Policy

  • Consulate General of the Netherlands to Germany
  • GroenLinks
  • European Commission
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Dutch House of Representatives

Journalism

  • New Europe
  • Radio Netherlands Worldwide
  • Public broadcasters like NOS, ARD
  • NRC
  • AD Nieuwsmedia

Marketing & PR

  • Accenture
  • Glasnost
  • Hill + Knowlton Strategies
  • Marcommit
  • Het PR Bureau

NGO’s

  • Plastic Whale
  • Red Cross International
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • UNICEF
  • Greenpeace

Some of our former students have even successfully started their own companies. Examples include communication consultancy, publishing and online advertising.

Graduates from our programmes find employment all around the world, from Berlin and Madrid to Hong Kong and Sydney. Of course, many of our graduates enjoy Amsterdam so much that they simply stay here!

Meet our alumni

How does the Master's in Communication Science prepare you for your future career? And where can the programme take you? In the video below, three of our alumni tell you all about their current jobs, and more importantly: how they got there.

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Learn about the alumni circle