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The award
BA

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 8300

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About Communication and Information Studies at University of Groningen

Communication is at the centre of human social action. From everyday family life to communication in organizations, our lives are shaped and organized through communication.

Communication plays a crucial role in society. How can people bepersuaded to live a healthy life? How can teachers find out whatstudents understand? How can doctors successfully communicate withlow-literate patients? These are all questions about Communicationdesign.

In the bachelor programme Communication and Information Studies(CIS) you will learn:

  • to find where communication succeeds or fails
  • to design and implement interventions to improvecommunication
  • to measure the success of these interventions.

CIS focuses on communication from a language perspective in thebroadest sense: CIS is about text, talk, gestures, pictures anddigital media.

Communication is not only about products, but also aboutprocesses involving people, attitudes and opinions. Therefore, you will receive a multidisciplinary training with elements fromlinguistics, psychology, sociology and marketing.

CIS is an international degree programme taught in English. You will be part of an international group of students. You willcollaborate with students abroad. And you will have guest lecturersfrom universities outside the Netherlands. The programme alsoprovides the possibility to follow a Dutch Track.

Communication is at the centre of human social action. From everyday family life to communication in organizations, our lives are shaped and organized through communication.

Communication plays a crucial role in society. How can people bepersuaded to live a healthy life? How can teachers find out whatstudents understand? How can doctors successfully communicate withlow-literate patients? These are all questions about Communicationdesign.

In the bachelor programme Communication and Information Studies(CIS) you will learn:

  • to find where communication succeeds or fails
  • to design and implement interventions to improvecommunication
  • to measure the success of these interventions.

CIS focuses on communication from a language perspective in thebroadest sense: CIS is about text, talk, gestures, pictures anddigital media.

Communication is not only about products, but also aboutprocesses involving people, attitudes and opinions. Therefore, you will receive a multidisciplinary training with elements fromlinguistics, psychology, sociology and marketing.

CIS is an international degree programme taught in English. You will be part of an international group of students. You willcollaborate with students abroad. And you will have guest lecturersfrom universities outside the Netherlands. The programme alsoprovides the possibility to follow a Dutch Track.

Communication is at the centre of human social action. From everyday family life to communication in organizations, our lives are shaped and organized through communication.

Communication plays a crucial role in society. How can people bepersuaded to live a healthy life? How can teachers find out whatstudents understand? How can doctors successfully communicate withlow-literate patients? These are all questions about Communicationdesign.

In the bachelor programme Communication and Information Studies(CIS) you will learn:

  • to find where communication succeeds or fails
  • to design and implement interventions to improvecommunication
  • to measure the success of these interventions.

CIS focuses on communication from a language perspective in thebroadest sense: CIS is about text, talk, gestures, pictures anddigital media.

Communication is not only about products, but also aboutprocesses involving people, attitudes and opinions. Therefore, you will receive a multidisciplinary training with elements fromlinguistics, psychology, sociology and marketing.

CIS is an international degree programme taught in English. You will be part of an international group of students. You willcollaborate with students abroad. And you will have guest lecturersfrom universities outside the Netherlands. The programme alsoprovides the possibility to follow a Dutch Track.

After your studies

Job prospects

As a graduate of Communication and Information Studies you arewell prepared for a career in many different places. Thanks to yourmultidisciplinary research training in communication design, you will be perfectly capable of contributing to every organization or company that aims for successful communication. You can work in thecommunication department of (governmental) organizations, businesscommunities, cultural organizations, non-profit organizations, andgovernment or you can find a job a

Job examples

  • Communications Officer
  • Communications Consultant
  • Editor
  • Communications Manager
  • Press Officer
  • Media Advisor
  • Web co-ordinator
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Manager
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Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

Admission requirements

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language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on allitems), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). LanguageCentre English Test (LCET) B2 on all items (preferably C1).

previous education

Any pre-university certificate like a Dutch VWO diploma, anInternational Baccalaureate or a German Abitur will grant youadmission to Communication and Information Studies.

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The degree programme will organize a matching procedure. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

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