Master's programmes

master's programme communication Studies

The one-year Master’s in Communication Studies is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. You can start in September and February. Read more about the Master's programme, pre-master's programme and admission. You can also find more information about career prospects. Read the testimonials of students and alumni or sign up for a Student for a day, accompanied by a Communication Studies student.

Programme overview

Degree
Master’s degree in Communication Studies
Certification: MSc
Duration
1 year
Full-time/part-time
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Language
100% English taught
Starting date
1 September 2016
1 February 2017
1 September 2017
1 February 2018
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Accreditation
NVAO

Design and solving communication problems In organizations

Across the globe, organizations rely on effective communication to be successful. This programme combines academic rigour and practical relevance to make you a fully-fledged communication expert.

Focus and disciplines

The Master’s in Communication Studies gives you the theoretical grounding and practical know-how to tackle today’s communication challenges. It focuses on the themes that matter most to communication professionals.  

Research and specialization

The programme has close ties with the university’s Communication Science research programme, with a special focus on the organizational context and the relationship between communication and technology (high-tech, human touch), all with a strong international flavour. The Master's programme has three specializations: 

Why opt for Communication Studies at the University of Twente?

The programme is characterized by:

  • a combination of academic rigour and practical relevance;
  • a cross-disciplinary approach that tackles key subjects from various angles;
  • a focus on the organizational context of communication;
  • a focus on the application of new information and communication technology (ICT);
  • a design-oriented approach to communication solutions;
  • an international environment with students from different backgrounds;
  • small-scale teaching and emphasis on personal development.

Read more about why Communication Studies at Twente.

Difference between Communication Studies and Communication and Information Studies

Communication and Information Studies approaches communication from a humanities perspective. It emphasizes the linguistic aspects of communication and looks particularly at the effect of spoken and written texts. Linguistic and textual information has a role to play in Communication Studies too, of course, but the difference lies in methodology. In Communication Studies, the focus is more on social science research, while Communication and Information Studies is more geared towards analysis and discussion.


Student on Communication Studies

Career prospects

You will graduate from the programme as a highly trained communication professional with the insight and creativity to handle all kinds of communication issues. You will be ideally suited to a job as advisor, press officer, consultant or online marketer. Read more abou your career prospects.

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