Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects Communication and Cognition

Upon completion of the Communication and Cognition track, you can use your knowledge of the psychological aspects of communication to contribute to optimizing communication processes, content and tools within a variety of domains.

Knowledge and skills

As an expert in Communication and Cognition, you understand how communication and the cognitive processes involved work. You know what factors influence the effectiveness of communication and what it takes to convey a clear, attractive and powerful message, both online and offline, regardless of the context; whether it is in advertising, journalism, politics or education. You also have the skills to measure the effect of certain choices, allowing you to provide clients and customers with evidence-based advice.

Your knowledge and skills are useful in positions such as communication trainer, communication consultant, (online) content manager, editor, copywriter, or journalist.


Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Commercial copywriter at NCOI
  • Senior Communications advisor at Arc Communicatie & Strategie
  • Junior Content Specialist at Zandbeek
  • Content Manager at Hogeschool Zuyd
  • Junior Insights Consultant at CHOICE insights + strategy
  • Advisor service design and communication at CINOP
  • Web Editor at Ikea
  • Online Communications Specialist at C-community
  • Lecturer Communication skills at Avans Hogeschool
  • Communication specialist at Gemeente Tilburg
  • Trainee information management at Spring Professional
  • Tamar Koopman

    Tamar Koopman

    Junior Insights Consultant bij CHOICE insights + strategy

    "The research skills courses have given me the tools for my current job. In these courses, you learn about practice rather than just theory."

  • Elaine Buis (alumni)

    Elaine Buis

    Adviser Service Design and Communication at CINOP

    "In general I would say that this Master's program offers you a lot of options. You can choose from a wide range of topics, but at the same time you will also go into depth."

Alumni facts

  • 85% of our alumni find a job within 6 months after graduation
  • Average time between graduation and first paid job is 3.5 months
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation is € 3.001

Source: National Alumni Survey 2021 | n=40 (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 Communication and Cognition track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application