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What will I learn?

This English-taught master’s programme provides you with the knowledge base and practical tools to function as an independent communication specialist in organisational communication in diverse international contexts. You will learn how factors such as language(s), culture and globalisation play a role in the management and communications of organisations that operate internationally, and how these factors can be taken into account to optimise communication with and between international stakeholders, inside and outside the organisation.

Master's in Global Communication and Diversity: something for you?

A unique programme that focuses on linguistic and intercultural dimensions of communication in and by international organisations.
Offering an internship in which you work towards answering a specific communication question or solving a particular communication issue for an organization in the Netherlands that operates internationally.
Allowing you to study on an international campus in small-scale lectures and intensive workshops.
With room to develop your specific interests, in both your thesis project, an internship, and electives.

What will you learn?

In the Master’s specialisation in Global Communication and Diversity, you’ll learn to operate as an independent communication specialist, who is able to work in and with organisations to develop and advise on effective stakeholder communications and communication strategies. Building on your Bachelor’s degree, you’ll develop and maximize the knowledge, skills and tools needed to set up and carry out systematic communication research independently, and to formulate and implement tailor-made recommendations to optimise communication in and by organisations that operate in international contexts. You'll explore themes such as the impact of globalisation on business communication and international management, the role of linguistic and cultural diversity in communication (e.g. marketing and advertising, recruitment communication, corporate communication), and the consequences of an organisation’s language policy for internal and external communication. In doing so, you'll gain insight into the factors that can shape and affect an organisation's communications and its reputation and performance in international contexts.

Career prospects

Master’s specialisation in Global Communication and Diversity

With a Master’s specialisation in Global Communication and Diversity, you could pursue a career in government, semi-government, business or academia. For example, our graduates work as:

  • Internal or external communication managers
  • Press spokespeople in companies, government departments, health institutions or non-profit organisations
  • Communication trainers for consultancies
  • Social media managers
  • PR, marketing, or recruitment consultants

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€16,000.00 (13,07,190) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,



6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in related area, which is equivalent to a Dutch WO Bachelor. A proficiency in English: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 577 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); An IELTS score of 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed Bachelor's degree in Communication and Information Studies or a related area. In general, your previous education should reflect your affinity with the following four subject areas: Communication Studies, Management & Organisation, Intercultural Communication or (Inter) Cultural Studies, and Foreign Languages or Linguistics. Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch research university diploma.

Proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree from a Research University need one of the following:

A TOEFL iBT score of ≥100 (internet based) and subscores ≥22
An IELTS score of ≥7.0 (overall band) and subscores ≥6.5
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced, with a mark of at least C
Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge C2 Proficiency, or Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a mark of at least C
Bachelor’s Degree from a Research University in Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New-Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States of America

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).


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