Communication Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    10450 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1984 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The Graduate School of Communication offers several Master's programmes to prepare students for a career in the broad field of Communication Science.

Internationally orientated and consistently high ranked, the Graduate School of Communication offers a stimulating learning environment to get prepared for a career in the field of Communication Science. You will focus on the dynamics and effects of media and communication in society and choose a Master track to specialize in one of four areas: * Corporate Communication * Political Communication * Entertainment Communication * Persuasive Communication During the first semester, you will take two specialization seminars (12 ECTS each) in the track of your choice. In preparation for the Master's thesis, you will also take a methods course (6 EC). Adding to an open and informal environment, all seminars are offered in groups with a maximum of 25 participants. The second semester consists of two elective courses (6 ECTS each), allowing you to either focus further on the area of your Master's track or to broaden your knowledge in another area of Communication science. Finally, you will conduct and write an individual Master's thesis (18 ECTS) under the individual guidance of a senior staff member.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is discouraged.

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.

Specialities:

Corporate communication:

The track Corporate Communication in Communication Science gives a broad understanding of the communication of commercial and non-profit organisations with their environment and society.

Entertainment Communication:

The Persuasive Communication track of the Master's in Communication Science addresses those communication processes that are intended to achieve persuasive goals in marketing and health communication.

Corporate communication:

Political communication addresses issues that are at the core of our democracties. It provides wide understanding of the role and significance of media, journalism and information for public opinion.

Corporate communication:

The Entertainment Communication track focuses on the development, role, and impact of entertainment media in people's lives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    60

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Previous education: The Master's in Communication Science seeks students with a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Communication Science. Ideally, applicants will also have sufficient knowledge of research methodology. You can find more information at gsc.uva.nl

Grade average: Applicants of the Master's programmes are expected to have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least: * B/3.0 (GPA US System) * a 2nd class honours / upper division British system * C (ECTS System) * 7,0 (Dutch EC-System)

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: C1
  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • TOEFL paper based: 580
  • TOEFL computer based: 240
  • TOEFL internet based: 92

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10450 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1984 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1,000 - 1,500 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

The University of Amsterdam:
The University of Amsterdam provides a limited number of full and partial scholarships for excellent students from outside the European Economic Area. The Amsterdam Merit Scholarships have specifically been designed to offer talented, ambitious and dedicated students the opportunity to pursue a Mast
For additional information: Website

:
The University of Amsterdam provides a limited number of full and partial scholarships for excellent students from outside the European Economic Area. The Amsterdam Merit Scholarships have specifically been designed to offer talented, ambitious and dedicated students the opportunity to pursue a Mast
For additional information: Website

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.