Jos Rouw_alumnus CIW

Alumnus Communication and Information Sciences Jos Rouw

now freelance copywriter at Tijd & Zin Tekstadvies

Communication and Information Sciences

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Learn how people acquire and transfer information, and how means of communication can be used innovatively and effectively. You can choose freely from among an extensive list of courses from the tracks of Business Communication and Digital Media, Communication and Cognition, and New Media Design.

Education as of September 2022

All education takes place on campus again, now that the coronavirus measures have been scaled back. Of course, we will always maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. Therefore, a few basic measures still apply. For the latest updates on the corona situation, see our FAQs for prospective students.

finds a job within 6 months after graduation

National Alumni Survey 2020 | n=48 (MSc Communication and Information Sciences, all tracks)

months on average between graduation and first job

National Alumni Survey 2020 | n=48 (MSc Communication and Information Sciences, all tracks)

€ 2,834
gross monthly income one year after graduation

National Alumni Survey 2020 | n=45 (MSc Communication and Information Sciences, all tracks)

Program and courses

Study the broad concept of communication from many perspectives, including those of linguistics, cognitive and social psychology, computational modeling and document design. 

Typical courses are:

  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Digital Health Communication
  • Language Technology & Society
  • Multimodal Communication & Persuasion
  • Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
  • Psychological Processes in Business Communication

More information on the program

Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects

A Master's degree in Communication and Information Sciences opens a broad range of career paths in business, research, and education. You will be able to analyze and consult on internal and external communications, or you can start your career as an academic researcher in this field. Remember that these opportunities are worldwide, because your studies are internationally-oriented.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Press & Communication Trainee at European Parliament 
  • Marketing & Communications Specialist Rotterdam Ahoy 
  • Web Editor at Ikea
  • Journalist and editor at Base Publishers
  • UX designer at Capgemini Netherlands
  • Interactive Storyteller at Dephion

Alumni facts

  • 96% of our alumni find a job within 6 months after graduation
  • Average time between graduation and first paid job is 2.06 months
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation is € 2,834

Source: National Alumni Survey 2020 | n = 48 (Communication and Information Sciences, all tracks)

More on the career prospects

Students on campus enjoying the good weather

Admission and Application

This program starts:

At the end of August and at the end of January

Best preparatory programs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Information Sciences, Communication Studies and Linguistics.
  • The academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. If you have a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area than those mentioned above you are also welcome to apply if you have basic knowledge of and followed courses on, for example, communication theory, psycholinguistics, social psychology, or business communication.

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.

Interested in this Master’s program?

Check your eligibility

More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the MSc Communication and Information Sciences?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application