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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

All study options

About Communication and Information Science at University of Groningen

Are you interested in information and communication processes? Then you should choose one of the tracks of this Master's degree programme.

In the Master's degree programme in Communication andInformation Science, you can choose between different tracks thatfocus on communication:
* CommunicationStudies
In this track, the focus is on the form, function and effects oflanguage and language use in communicative situations. In addition,discourse-analysis in the field of organisational, media, computer,persuasive and health communication will be discussed.
* ComputerCommunication
The track Computer Communication focuses on the interaction betweenman and computer. In addition, the interaction between peoplethemselves will be discussed, as well as the communication betweenpeople and organizations that goes via the computer.
* Communicationand Education
In this track you study the theory and practice of the development,education and training of language and communication skills ofchildren, adolescents and adults. You will also learn about theresearch into, design of and professional skills for education andtraining.
* InformationScience
This track is completely in English and focuses on the theory and the research of language, text and digital communication. Issuesare eg. natural language processing, semantic web and digitalcommunication.

* DigitalHumanities
The brand new master's track in Digital Humanities (start Sept2016) equips you to look at culture, language and history throughthe lens of digital methods. It offers a systematic way toincorporate information technology in humanities research.

Op zoek naar meer kennis over communicatie en informatie? Kies dan een van de tracks binnen deze masteropleiding: Communicatiekunde, Computercommunicatie, Communicatie en Educatie, Digital Humanities of Informatiekunde.

  • Communicatiekunde
    Bij Communicatiekunde ligt de focus op de vorm, functie eneffecten van taal en taalgebruik in communicatieve situaties. Ookis er aandacht voor kwalitatief en kwantitatief onderzoek op hetgebied van organisationele, media-, computer-, persuasieve engezondheidscommunicatie.
  • Computercommunicatie
    De track Computercommunicatie focust op de interactie tussen mensen computer. Daarnaast besteed je aandacht aan de interactie tussenmensen onderling en tussen mensen en organisaties die via decomputer communiceren.
  • Communicatieen Educatie
    In deze mastertrack bestudeer je de theorie en praktijk van deontwikkeling, het onderwijs en de training van taal- encommunicatieve vaardigheden. Je richt je daarbij op kinderen,jongeren en volwassenen. Daarnaast is er aandacht voor onderzoeknaar onderwijs en training.
  • InformationScience
    Deze track wordt volledig aangeboden in het Engels en richtzich op het gebruik van computers in communicatieonderzoek enautomatische tekstanalyse. Er wordt onder meer aandacht besteedaan natuurlijke-taalverwerking, het semantische web endigitale communicatie.
  • DigitalHumanities
    De nieuwe Engelstalige mastertrack Digital Humanities (startseptember 2016) leert je op een systematische manier cultuur, taalen geschiedenis te bestuderen met behulp van digitaleonderzoeksmethodes.

After your studies

Job prospects

The Master's degree programme in Communication and InformationScience prepares you for positions in research, education, trainingand consultancy.

De master Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen bereidt jevoor op functies die betrekking hebben op verschillende vormen vancommunicatie. Je kunt het onderzoek in of als voorlichter aan deslag. Ook ben je in staat (media-) trainingen en advies aan(bijvoorbeeld) organisaties te geven op het gebied vancommunicatie. Daarnaast is er ook de mogelijkheid om alswebsitebouwer aan de de slag te gaan.

Job examples

  • Communications Advisor
  • Communications Officer
  • Communications Manager
  • Editor
  • PR Officer
  • Media Advisor
  • Web Coordinator
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Manager
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 11500

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

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What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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