Communication Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • 10450
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is discouraged.

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


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

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    60 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

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

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 Per Year

  • EUR 10450 International
  • EUR 1984 EEA
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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
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