MSc Communication Studies

University of Twente

Program Description

MSc Communication Studies

University of Twente

All over the world, both large and small organisations actively work round the clock to facilitate communication. This is fuelled not only by the insatiable demand for information which is used for an infinite number of purposes, but also by the fact that expertise and skills will always have to be communicated to target audiences. Whether it involves saving lives or supplying a new product, communication processes are keys to success.

Accordingly, there is a growing demand for communication specialists and individuals with a broad view of the world of communication. More importantly, these individuals must be able to offer practical solutions to all manner of communication problems and dare to explore uncharted territory.

This master’s programme is accredited by NVAO, the internationally recognized accreditation organization for the Netherlands and Flanders. The University of Twente is a co-signatory of the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of foreign students.

Program Specializations

- Corporate Communication
- Marketing Communication
- New Media and Communication

The one-year Master of Science in Communication Studies provides a solid theoretical base for practical work in analysis, design, implementation and research. Four specializations are available in the Dutch language, and one is currently available in English, i.e. New Media and Communication.

Program Overview

Program forms

  • full-time
  • part-time

Education forms

  • 50% self study
  • 25% theory
  • 25% practice


  • 80% Dutch

Size of working groups

  • 4 students per group
  • 20% English

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission, an applicant first of all has to prove that:

He or she has a relevant bachelor degree in Social Sciences. This means certified copies of transcripts, marks, diplomas and certificates that prove the required entry level for the programme (minimal bachelor's university degree or equivalent in an academic field demonstrating proficiency in abstract thinking, written and verbal communication and in problem analysis). Besides that we need all the descriptions of the courses you followed in your bachelor degree programme to see if your education is sufficient enough to start in our (pre-)master Communication Studies.

Knowledge of the Dutch language

* not required for the specialisation ‘New Media and Communication’

For the specialisation ‘New Media and Communication’ knowledge of the Dutch language is not required, because this specialisation is completely taught in English.

If you choose one of the other specisalisations which are taught in Dutch, you need to prove sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language. We expect a certificate of Dutch as a second language on the level NT2 Programme 2, level 5.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
1 year
Part time
Full time
1,672 EUR
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per year.€10,000/year for non-EU citizen