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Communication Science

We are constantly influenced by media and communication. In Communication Science we study this impact. How do media influence voters during elections? What is the effect of an anti-smoking campaign? And what are the consequences of the growing importance of social media vs. traditional media?


The minor consists of 30 EC (1 semester) or 60 EC (2 semesters), depending on which one you choose. Besides the course Milestones in Communication Science, minor students choose three Communication Science Topic courses (6 ECTS). You can find the programme and detailed course descriptions of the current academic year in the Course Catalogue. In the 2020-2021 academic year there may be be some changes in the curriculum.The new course catalogue containing the final programme will be published in the beginning of June.

Entry requirements

There is a minor of 30 ECTS and 60 ECTS. Both are available to Bachelor's students regardless of the subject they are studying. The 60 ECTS minor includes courses about research methods and is especially relevant to students without a background in social sciences. Moreover, there is a special minor for HBO students who would like to transfer to the (short-track) Bachelor's programme in Communication Science: the follow-on minor.


30 ECTS minor: September and February

60 ECTS minor: September

Follow-on minor: September

Application and Admission

If you like to start the minor in September, the deadline for application is 15 June

If you like to start the minor in February, the deadline for apllication is 10 December

You need to apply for the minor before you can register for minor courses. To ensure timely registration, please take into account the following:

You can register for this minor if you have finished the first year of your university major or if you have obtained 180 ECTS in your HBO degree programme (Dutch higher education with an applied emphasis). If you would like to start the minor in September, it is necessary to register not later than 15 June. If you prefer to start in the second semester, it is necessary to register not later than 10 December. You can apply using the online registration form:

> For UvA- students: Form

> For non-UvA students: Form

More info and contact

For more general information about applying for and taking a minor, visit the student website about minors at Communication Science. Or you can contact the Education Desk.

Feiten & cijfers
Vorm Voltijd
Studielast 30-60 EC, 6-12 maanden
Voertaal Engels
Start Februari , september