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What will I learn?

In the Master's degree programme 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 organisational, media, computer, persuasive and health communication will be discussed.

* Computer-mediated Communication The track Computer-mediated 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 of 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.

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

At the start of the academic year 2020-2021, education will be offered partially online. This principally applies to all lectures. Seminars and practicals will be offered on campus as much as possible. However, there will be an online alternative for those students who can't be present in Groningen.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
€13,500.00 (10,90,468) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. 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). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

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 a maximum of 1 component).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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