MA in Communication & Information Studies

General

Program Description

University of Groningen

Are you interested in information and communication processes? Then you should choose one of the tracks of this Master's degree program.

In the Master's degree program in Communication and Information Studies, you can choose between different tracks that focus on communication:

  • Communication Studies: In this track, the focus is on the form, function, and effects of language and language use in communicative situations. In addition, discourse-analysis in the field of organizational, media, computer, persuasive and health communication will be discussed.
  • Computer Communication: Computer Communication focuses on the interaction between man and computer. In addition, the interaction between people themselves will be discussed, as well as the communication between people and organizations that goes via the computer.
  • Communication and Education: In this track, you study the theory and practice of the development, education, and training of language and communication skills of children, adolescents, and adults. You will also learn about the research into, design and professional skills for education and training.
  • Information Science: This track is completely in English and focuses on the theory and the research of language, text and digital communication. Issues are eg. natural language processing, semantic web, and digital communication.
  • Digital Humanities: The master's track in Digital Humanities equips you to look at culture, language, and history through the lens of digital methods. It offers a systematic way to incorporate information technology in humanities research.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

Specific requirements More information
language test Extra taaleis Engels: een vwo-diploma of een certificaat vwo Engels (cijfer 6 of hoger), minimum TOEFL eis iBT 90 (met een minimum van 21 voor alle onderdelen), of IELTS 6.5 (met een minimum van 6 voor alle onderdelen). Talencentrum Engels test (LCET) niveau C1 (B2 voor niet meer dan 2 onderdelen). Als je een VWO diploma hebt, hoef je geen taaltoets te overleggen.
other admission requirements Bekijk de toelatingseisen bij de specialisatie van je keuze.

International diploma

Specific requirements More information
language test Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components).

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students

15 January 2020

15 August 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

non-EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 2083 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 12500 full-time
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time

Job prospects

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

Job examples

  • Communications Advisor
  • Communications Manager
  • Communications Officer
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Media Advisor
  • Editor
  • PR Officer
  • Web Coordinator

Research

Research in the field of Communication Science at the University of Groningen focuses on oral, written, audiovisual and digital communication in one's mother tongue or in a second or foreign language, linking the functional characteristics of the various communication media and channels to the contexts and aims of the communication. In addition to careful analyses of the communication itself, experiments are also conducted to measure its effects.

The CIW research is coordinated by the Discourse and Communication group, which is part of the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG). This research group conducts both qualitative and quantitative research on the use of language and other semiotic systems in specific communicative contexts. Particular attention is paid to the effects of strategic (persuasive) communication in professional settings, such as organizational, media and health communication.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

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