Communication Studies

career opportunities

Communication Studies is a wide-ranging Master’s programme that offers excellent job prospects. On average, our graduates find a job within two months. Here are just a few of the career opportunities open to you.

Where our graduates work

The programme has an active LinkedIn community in which some 500 of our total number of 700 graduates stay connected. If you would like to know which jobs they have and which organizations they work for, check the Pheidippus LinkedIn group.


Most major companies have departments dedicated to internal and external communication, public relations, advertising, marketing communication, sponsoring, media contacts and PR. Our graduates work as:

  • Insights Manager Marketing at Grolsch
  • Marketing Manager for Consumer Products at Google
  • Team leader of email marketing at


You could opt for a career as an account manager or communication consultant, advising clients and designing communication strategies. Our graduates work as:

  • Marketing Intelligence Consultant at ANWB
  • Brand Management Consultant at NykampNyboer
  • Online Marketeer and Services Consultant at Clockwork


Broadcasters, media companies and publishers offer plenty of job opportunities in public relations, marketing and research. Our graduates work as:

  • Public Affairs Policy Advisor at NDP News Media
  • Journalist, editor-in-chief & magazine maker at Het Bladenatelier
  • Project worker at Publistat media monitoring and analysis


Non-profit organizations include government bodies and healthcare institutions. Communication experts advise central, regional and local government on how best to approach various target groups. You could also develop and implement communication policy plans or act as a media spokesperson. In the healthcare sector, you could be part of public health campaigns designed to encourage people to embrace healthy living and ditch bad habits. Our graduates work as:

  • Communications Advisor at the Police Academy
  • Communications Advisor at the Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Communications Coordinator at the Dutch CliniClowns Foundation


If you decide to pursue a career in research, your first step will be to embark on an in-depth study of a fascinating aspect of communication studies as a PhD student at a university or research institute. Our graduates work as:

  • Assistant Professor in Communication Science at VU University Amsterdam
  • Communications Advisor at RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
  • PhD student at Roessingh R&D and the University of Twente
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