Do you want to know if a Communication Science Master's programme is the right study for you? Discover it through the information and orientation activities below.
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Yes you can. All tracks have the same entry requirements. After completing the Pre-Master, you can choose a track again in Studielink.
Note: this does not apply to the Research Master. If you have doubts about taking the Research Master, please contact the study adviser as soon as possible (not only after the pre-Master).
That is always viewed and assessed per person. If you want to be sure, sign up. The admission officers will let you know if you need to do a pre-Master. Three things are considered:
If you answered “no” to one of the questions, chances are that you will have to follow (part of) the pre-Master.
Graduates in the Entertainment Communication track are experts in their field. They know the most important developments and controversies in this area of research and the strengths and weaknesses of existing research. They are capable of conducting empirical research with a range of audiences, understand the ethical aspects of conducting research, and have the skills required to write a persuasive advisory report on how best to reach distinct audiences.
The track creates tomorrow’s entertainment media professionals who are able to provide integral solutions to communication problems. Our alumni are international experts working in organisations as diverse as KLM, MTV, and PlayScience. In recent years, some of our alumni have also started their own companies focusing on media development and user testing. The knowledge and skills acquired form a solid basis for countless positions including positions in advertising agencies, broadcasting companies, the creative industry, social institutions, and academia.
With a Bachelor’s degree obtained at a university of applied sciences (HBO) you are not directly accepted to the master's program in Communication Science. You need a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science for this. If your HBO study is related to Communication Science at the UvA, you may be able to take the short-track Bachelor's programme at the College of Communication first to meet the criteria and then re-apply. This short-track Bachelor’s (verkorte Bachelor) is taught in English and Dutch.
Starting a second Bachelor's program (incl. the short-track Bachelor's program) after completing a higher professional education program can result in high study costs. If you already completed your higher professional education, you will have to pay the institutional rate. Participation in the HBO follow-on minor during your HBO study, on the other hand, can give you an advantage in your study costs later on. So make sure you get a good look at the study costs you will have to deal with via the Duo website, via the Tuition Fee Calculator or the Central Student Service Desk.