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Career prospects Communication and Information Sciences

Contribute to evidence-based communication strategies and the optimization of communication processes, tools, and content.

Knowledge and skills

As an MSc in Communication and Information Sciences, you are up to speed with the latest developments in the field of communication and know how to deal with the challenges and opportunities presented by social and technological changes.

With your knowledge and skills, you are able to develop evidence-based communication strategies and test and optimize the effectiveness of communication processes, tools, and content.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Co-owner Spruit Digital
  • Product specialist Digital Audiences at DPG Media
  • Commercial copywriter at NCOI
  • Web Editor at Ikea
  • Press officer / Communications advisor at the Dutch Emissions Authority
  • Learning experience designer at
  • Creative Learning Consultant at Vivid Learning Studio 
  • Press & Communication Trainee at the European Parliament 
  • Research Manager Brand Engagement at MetrixLab
  • Junior Insights Consultant at CHOICE insights + strategy

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 MSc Communication and Information Sciences?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application