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Career prospects Communication and Information Sciences

After completing a Master’s track in Communication and Information Sciences you will be a communication expert with a competitive edge in the labor market.

Knowledge and skills

Gain skills in marketing communication, text writing, non-verbal communication and language technology.

These skills are useful in careers like communication consultant in a PR agency, communication advisor in a multinational company or (non) profit organization, or communication trainer.

Recent placements include:

  • Journalist and editor at Base publishers  
  • Online Communications Specialist at C-community 
  • Content Manager at Hogeschool Zuyd 
  • SEA specialist at Greenhouse 
  • UX researcher at Miraebau
  • Creative Learning Consultant at Vivid Learning Studio 
  • Press & Communication Trainee at European Parliament 
  • Social media manager at Vodafone 
  • Marketing & Communications Specialist Rotterdam Ahoy

Alumni facts

  • 96% of our alumni find a job within 6 months after graduation
  • Average time between graduation and first paid job is 2.06 months
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation is € 2,834

Source: National Alumni Survey 2020 | n = 48 (Communication and Information Sciences, all tracks)

Become a teacher

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? If you are a Dutch graduate, you have the possibility to follow a one-year educational post-master to become a Dutch language teacher after finishing your Master’s program in Communication and Information Sciences.

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

More on our Career Services

More on our Entrepreneurship services

Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the MSc Communication and Information Sciences?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application