Studying Communication Science?

How trustworthy is news if everyone with a vlog thinks they are a journalist? Are your friends really as happy as they appear on their Instagram account? What influence do social media have on political decision-making? During the Bachelor’s programme in Communication Science at VU Amsterdam, you will study how recent developments have turned the media landscape on its head.

At VU Amsterdam, you will conduct a lot of research independently. You will examine the real problems faced by real organisations and look for feasible solutions. As a result, you will not only gain knowledge of communications, but you will also learn important skills like how to set up an experiment and analyse data. As a student of this Bachelor programme, you are part of an international classroom with students and teachers from various (national) backgrounds. All courses are English-taught and designed from an international perspective.

There is an increasing demand in the labour market for communications experts. Technical developments are happening continuously and rapidly, and media use is constantly changing. Therefore, organisations need experts who understand these changes and know how to deal with them. As a communication scientist, you will be able to work at any organisation with a communications department, regardless of the sector.


As a Communication Science graduate, you can find employment as a communications expert, spokesperson, copywriter or marketer. Your academic skills also allow you to work as a consultant, strategist or business manager.


In order to be eligible for admission, you need a Dutch pre-university school diploma (VWO) or a diploma which is equivalent including proof of sufficient proficiency in mathematics comparable to the Dutch Mathematics C or IB Mathematical Studies. Furthermore, you must meet the English proficiency requirement.


Communication Science; Culture, Organization and Management; Political Science

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Last updated January 17, 2019
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