Fitria Jelyta, alumnus Communication Design

"I believe that the courses I took sufficiently equipped me to navigate through the complex and dynamic profession of communication and media."

Fitria Jelyta (26), alumnus and Project Manager Communications at HIER Klimaatbureau

Communication and Cognition

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Gain insights about Cognition, Language and Communication and become an expert in how people process information online and offline, master conversation characteristics and learn to understand the psychological aspects of communication.

would choose the same program again, at the same university

National Alumni Survey 2016 | n=36

finds a job within 6 months after graduation

National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=35

€ 2,267
gross monthly income one year after graduation

National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=34

Program and courses

In this track of the MSc Communication and Information Sciences you learn how to use language in digital applications, ranging from email to messenger systems and social media channels. Additionally you will learn how people interpret emotions, make choices and convince others.  By studying the communication processes you also learn communicate effectively yourself!

Typical courses are:

  • Cognition & Process
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Miscommunication & Emotion

More on the program and courses

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Career prospects

As a Master of Science with a specialization in Communication and Cognition you are able to conduct research on the transfer of information through textual and non-verbal communication. Moreover, you will be capable of advising people about writing a clear, attractive and convincing text according to various communication objectives.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Online Channel Manager at VodafoneZiggo
  • Marketing Communication at Bed & Breakfast Europe
  • Webeditor at DBN Media

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2.9
  • Is (very) satisfied with the Master's program: 93%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,523

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016

More on the career prospects

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Application and admission

This program starts:

At the end of August and at the end of January (both the Master’s and the Pre-Master’s programs)

Best preparatory programs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Information Sciences, Communication Studies, Linguistics, or a modern language.
  • The academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.

Pre-Master's program

Open to both Research University students and students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students, please find all information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available.

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