Global Communication

Global Communication is a fully English-taught track of the Master's program in Culture Studies. You will learn to understand the communicative challenges of life in times of globalization and superdiversity, how all this communication between cultures and sub-cultures affects the people it concerns, and how education and policy making can improve these contacts and facilitate collaboration.

This Master's program is about to be renewed

As of September 2018, the current Master’s tracks Art, Media and Society, Global Communication and Ritual in Society will be offered as Majors under a new Master’s track named Online Culture.

  • With the renewed Master’s track Online Culture you can specialize in the topic you are interested in by following three compulsory courses, and by writing a thesis linked to the Major of your choice.
  • The program also offers you the flexibility to create a program tailored to your ambitions by choosing from several elective courses and/or by taking the opportunity to do an internship.

We are currently finalizing the information about the renewed track for our website. Would you like us to inform you as soon as the new information has been published?

Why Global Communication in Tilburg?

Modern life is seriously affected by globalization. Between cradle and grave we encounter thousands of situations in which we interact with people who do not share the same background. We are more mobile, don't stay in the same place and our everyday contacts span many different social groups.

In addition, the internet gives us unlimited access to people and information and enables us to communicate without being constrained by time and place. These aspects of globalization have made societies ‘superdiverse’.

Living and collaborating in such a superdiverse world requires a flexible and expansive communicative repertoire.

Therefore this Master's program offers you the knowledge and skills to:

  • Become sensitive to variation in communicative behavior across social groups and across different settings, including offline and online modes of communication.
  • Understand the phenomena to which globalization gives rise, and how people acquire and use the communicative skills they need to succeed.
  • Develop education and policy to improve these contacts between cultures and sub-cultures, and facilitate collaboration.
  • Learn within a setting of small-scale working methods with a great deal of interaction between fellow students and teachers.

Putting online writing and publishing into practice with Diggit

As a Global Communication student you learn to turn academic content into publications that are accessible to the wider public. You can share your publications via Diggit Blog and – if it passes through a thorough editioral process – via Diggit Magazine. Diggit functions both as a learning instrument and as a news platform that injects academic quality into the public sphere. It focuses on issues related to (digital) culture, globalization and the arts.

The Global Communication track in short

Track of Culture Studies
Language English
Start End of August
Duration 12 months. Check the courses and program structure
Title Master of Arts (MA)
Bachelor's with direct access To be assessed on an individual basis. Check the
admission requirements and application procedure
Pre-Master Available in English
After graduation PR coordinator, Public communications specialist, editor,
communications coordinator. More about the
career perspectives

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