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

Become an all-round communication expert by combining insights from various disciplines such as communication science, cognitive science, psychology, media design, and marketing. Follow a broad program or specialize in Business Communication and Digital Media, Communication and Cognition, or New Media Design.

finds a job within 6 months after graduation

National Alumni Survey 2021 | n=40 (MSc Communication and Information Sciences, all tracks)

months on average between graduation and first job

National Alumni Survey 2021 | n=40 (MSc Communication and Information Sciences, all tracks)

€ 3,001
gross monthly income one year after graduation

National Alumni Survey 2021 | n=40 (MSc Communication and Information Sciences, all tracks)

Program and courses

Study communication in light of current social and technological developments. Acquire solid research skills to contribute to the development of evidence-based communication strategies and tools. Tailor the program to your own preferences by choosing from a wide range of electives.

  • Delve into a variety of topics such as:
    • How can organizations protect their (online) reputation during a crisis?
    • How can data visualization techniques be used to enhance comprehension?
    • How can games and ‘gamification’ be used to increase learning outcomes?
  • Connect theory to practice by working with real-life cases.
  • You have the option to specialize with one of the following tracks:
  • Consider applying for the two-year Dual degree program with Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna, focusing on business communication with special emphasis on digital and intercultural communication. A scholarship covers part of the tuition.

Typical courses are:

  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Digital Health Communication
  • Language Technology & Society
  • Multimodal Communication & Persuasion
  • Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
  • Psychology of Business Communication

More information on the program

Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): MSc in Communication and Information Sciences. You are up to speed with the latest developments in the field of communication and able to deal with the challenges and opportunities presented by social and technological changes. Your knowledge and skills enable you to develop evidence-based communication strategies and to test and optimize the effectiveness of communication processes, tools, and content.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Marketing & Communications Specialist at Rotterdam Ahoy
  • Junior Insights Consultant at CHOICE insights + strategy
  • User Experience Researcher at Adyen
  • Social media manager at Vodafone
  • Lecturer Communication skills at Avans Hogeschool
  • Interactive Storyteller at Dephion

Alumni facts

  • 85% of our alumni find a job within 6 months after graduation
  • Average time between graduation and first paid job is 3.5 months
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation is € 3,001

Source: National Alumni Survey 20201| n = 40 (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

Create your own e-brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, 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