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Communication Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #61 (QS) Amsterdam, Netherlands
The role of communication and media in society is the central theme of the Bachelor's in Communication Science. In this Communication Science programme from University of Amsterdam, you will study the content, use and effects of communication and of various forms of media, from radio and television to newspapers and the internet. 
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Communication is more than having a conversation. If you are reading a newspaper, watching a documentary or texting your friend, you are involved in communication. Communication is becoming increasingly important.

Some of the questions addressed in this programme are: How does entertainment influence the lives of young people? What is the role of media and communication in political participation and citizenship? What are the effects of health communication and advertisements? 


After graduation Communication Science programme from University of Amsterdam you can further specialise by choosing one of our Master's programmes in Communication Science, which include:

  • The one-year Master's in Communication Science.
  • The two-year Research Master's in Communication Science.
  • The two-year Master's in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, part of the Erasmus Mundus programme.
The career prospects for communication scientists are generally good. Some examples of jobs currently held by our graduates include: producer or editor; media planner; strategist at an advertising company; marketing executive of a big publishing group; spokesman of a company, a foundation or the government

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction Communication Science
  • Methods of Communication Research and Statistics
  • Corporate Communication 
  • The Media Landscape

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

If you have obtained a Dutch HBO degree or you have obtained an international degree equal to a Dutch HBO, there are possibilities to receive exemptions in the Bachelor's programme in Communication Science

If you have obtained or will obtain a diploma or degree certificate from an educational institution outside the Netherlands or at an international school in the Netherlands, you can follow the application procedure via the link below:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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