Communication and Information Sciences

In the MSc in Communication and Information Sciences you learn how people acquire and transfer information, and how new means of communication can be used creatively and innovatively. Examine the broad concept of communication from many perspectives, including those of linguistics, cognitive and social psychology, computational modeling and document design.


Program Master's in Communication and Information Sciences

The one-year MSc program in Communication and Information Sciences offers four different specialized tracks. Check the program page for an overview of all the courses per track.

Business Communication and Digital Media

In the track Business Communication and Digital Media you will focus on communication issues in the area of business communications. You will research how people communicate with one another using a variety of means, and how they process information through language, pictures, sound and computers.

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Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

The Master's track in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence provides you with a deep understanding of human cognition and communication, as well as the creative and technical skills to apply this knowledge in artificial intelligence solutions and applications.

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Communication Design

In the Communication Design track you will learn the different factors that influence the effectiveness of verbal and written texts as communication tools.

These factors can be textual characteristics, such as style and structure, but also the conversation characteristics and influence of non-verbal communication are taken into consideration, as well as the purpose of the text and the context in which readers process the information.

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New Media Design

The Master's track in New Media Design makes you an expert in content strategy, design and evaluation within a new media environment.

You will also learn to understand current and predict upcoming trends in communication and mediaconsumption based on wider technological and social developments.

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Why Communication and Information Sciences in Tilburg?

Encounter state-of-the-art research in the broad interdisciplinary field of natural communication

In this Master’s program, you will encounter state-of-the-art research in the broad interdisciplinary field of communication.

  • The point of departure is natural communication: how is information transferred from one person to another? For what purpose?
  • Discover many different aspects of communication such as the effect that words can have, how people produce language, and linguistic phenomena such as metaphors, and the stories behind them.

Become a communication expert

You will participate in a wide range of courses such as communication strategies, non-verbal communication and computer vision. This combination of approaches and research traditions will enable you to work as a communication expert, and answer questions such as:

  • What is the best way to present information to an audience?
  • How do people communicate within an organization?
  • How can you influence people's behavior through language?

The Master's program Communication and Information Sciences in short

Language English
StartSeptember and February
Duration 12 months. More about the courses and program structure
Title Master of Science (MSc)
Best preparatory Bachelor's Communication and Information Sciences. More about the
admission requirements and application procedure
Pre-Master's Available in English (30 ECTS, only a fall intake)

All tracks of the Master's program in Communication and Information Sciences

* new track that will be available as of August 2017



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