MA in Communication & Information Studies

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA in Communication & Information Studies

University of Groningen

University of Groningen

Programme options

Communicatiekunde (track)

Communication is everywhere. Think of commercials, Facebook and TV. Professionals carefully plan what type of information people come across. Like to learn more? Then this programme is for you. N.B. The courses in this programme are mainly taught in Dutch, this is not an international MA-programme.

This track is part of the Master's degree programme in Communication and Information Science.

The proliferation and development of technology have created an abundance of possibilities for communication. Therefore, it makes sense to analyse the different sort of communication processes.

In the Mater's track in Communication Studies, the focus is on language, language use and communication through diverse media. Communication Studies investigates the communication processes and products from a discourse-perspective. This means that interaction is central to this approach.

In this track, you will study discourse-analyses in the area of organizational, media and computer communication. During the Master's degree, there is a lot of attention for analytical, problem solving and research skills. In addition, the programme has a strong interdisciplinary element: rather than just exploring communication studies, you will learn about language proficiency and information studies as well.

It is possible to do an internship as part of your study programme.

Computercommunicatie (track)

Digital Humanities (track)

Communicatie en Educatie (track)

Are you interested in the way in which people acquire and develop verbal communication skills? Then this is just the master's track for you. N.B. The courses in this track are mainly taught in Dutch, this is not an international track.

This programme is part of the Master's degree in Communication and Information Science.

Central to this programme is verbal communication behaviour and the way in which people learn to develop this behaviour. The themes that are important in this context vary: from the development of interactive skills with children to the writing skills of professionals. Changes in society (like the emergence of new media of communication) and their influence on developments in language behaviour are some of the topics you will explore.

With this programme, you choose a theme with a certain social urgency. Our society is making high demands on our communication skills. This has led to a great need for education and training in this area, based on scientific research. This programme trains you to become an expert in the field of communication and education.

Information Science (track)

Master Honours College (honours program)

Het master Honours programma is speciaal ontwikkeld voor studenten die meer uit hun studietijd willen halen.

Het is een extra programma van 15 ECTS dat je naast je reguliere masteropleiding volgt. Het eenjarige programma heeft een interdisciplinair karakter, waarin je kennis gaat maken met diverse aspecten van leiderschap.

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Programme form
EU/EEA 2017-2018 €2060 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2017-2018 €11400 full-time

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
EU/EEA students 15 October 2017, 01 May 2018 01 February 2018, 01 September 2018
non-EU/EEA students 15 October 2017, 01 May 2018 01 February 2018, 01 September 2018

Job prospects

The Master's degree programme in Communication and Information Science prepares you for positions in research, education, training and consultancy.

Job examples

  • Communications Advisor
  • Communications Officer
  • Communications Manager
  • Editor
  • PR Officer
  • Media Advisor
  • Web Coordinator
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Manager
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Dutch


Last updated January 22, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 months
Full time
Price
Price
11,400 EUR
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Locations
Netherlands - Groningen, Groningen
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