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What will I learn?

Gain insights about Cognition, Language and Communication and become an expert in how people process information online and offline, master conversation characteristics and learn to understand the psychological aspects of communication. This is a track of MSc Communication and Information Sciences.

Program and courses

In this track you learn how to use language in digital applications, ranging from email to messenger systems and social media channels. Additionally you will learn how people interpret emotions, make choices and convince others. By studying the communication processes you also learn communicate effectively yourself!

This is a track of MSc Communication and Information Sciences. You can choose to follow the main program or one of the tracks.

Typical courses are:

  • Cognition & Process
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Information Visualisation & Cognition
  • Data and (mis)information

Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): MSc Communication and Information Sciences, Communication and Cognition.

As a Master of Science with a specialization in Communication and Cognition you are able to conduct research on the transfer of information through textual and non-verbal communication. Moreover, you will be capable of advising people about writing a clear, attractive and convincing text according to various communication objectives.

Which department am I in?

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,79,321) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,

TILBURG,

Noord-Brabant,

5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

Education requirements:

You are certainly eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as general Communication Studies, Linguistics, or a modern language.

However, the academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.

English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 90-91 (internet-based).
  • Academic IELTS score with a minimum of 6.5 score overall and a minimum score of 6.0 on all individual parts of the test.
  • Cambridge English test results: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) results, score A, B, or C.
  • The above mentioned English proficiency tests should be no older than two years old.
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