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Communication and Information Studies

Communication is at the centre of human social action. From everyday family life to communication in organizations, our lives are shaped and organized through communication.

Communication plays a crucial role in society. How can people be persuaded to live a healthy life? How can teachers find out what students understand? How can doctors successfully communicate with low-literate patients? These are all questions about Communication design.

In the bachelor programme Communication and Information Studies (CIS) you will learn:

  • to find where communication succeeds or fails
  • to design and implement interventions to improve communication
  • to measure the success of these interventions.

CIS focuses on communication from a language perspective in the broadest sense: CIS is about text, talk, gestures, pictures and digital media.

Communication is not only about products, but also about processes involving people, attitudes and opinions. Therefore, you will receive a multidisciplinary training with elements from linguistics, psychology, sociology and marketing.

CIS is an international degree programme taught in English. You will be part of an international group of students. You will collaborate with students abroad. And you will have guest lecturers from universities outside the Netherlands. The programme also provides the possibility to follow a Dutch Track.

Communication is at the centre of human social action. From everyday family life to communication in organizations, our lives are shaped and organized through communication.

Communication plays a crucial role in society. How can people be persuaded to live a healthy life? How can teachers find out what students understand? How can doctors successfully communicate with low-literate patients? These are all questions about Communication design.

In the bachelor programme Communication and Information Studies (CIS) you will learn:

  • to find where communication succeeds or fails
  • to design and implement interventions to improve communication
  • to measure the success of these interventions.

CIS focuses on communication from a language perspective in the broadest sense: CIS is about text, talk, gestures, pictures and digital media.

Communication is not only about products, but also about processes involving people, attitudes and opinions. Therefore, you will receive a multidisciplinary training with elements from linguistics, psychology, sociology and marketing.

CIS is an international degree programme taught in English. You will be part of an international group of students. You will collaborate with students abroad. And you will have guest lecturers from universities outside the Netherlands. The programme also provides the possibility to follow a Dutch Track.

More about this programme
  • Programme movie

    – Programme movie
  • Testimonial of Aniek Groenwold

    At CIS you will study communication at a very broad level

    – Aniek Groenwold
  • Testimonial of Stijn Visser

    "In this course programme, I can combine passion with knowledge"

    – Stijn Visser
  • Testimonial of Rian Prinsen

    "The option to give your own twist to your study was a big plus for me"

    – Rian Prinsen
  • Testimonial of Roel Dijkstra

    You can get a lot of experience during your internship

    – Roel Dijkstra
  • Testimonial of Eva Kelder

    I'm interested in how companies, schools and hospitals communicate, and how we can improve this. There is a lot of attention for these subjects during your study.

    – Eva Kelder
  • Programme movie

    – Programme movie
  • Testimonial of Aniek Groenwold

    At CIS you will study communication at a very broad level

    – Aniek Groenwold
  • Testimonial of Stijn Visser

    "In this course programme, I can combine passion with knowledge"

    – Stijn Visser
  • Testimonial of Rian Prinsen

    "The option to give your own twist to your study was a big plus for me"

    – Rian Prinsen
  • Testimonial of Eva Kelder

    I'm interested in how companies, schools and hospitals communicate, and how we can improve this. There is a lot of attention for these subjects during your study.

    – Eva Kelder
  • Programme movie

    – Programme movie
  • Testimonial of Aniek Groenwold

    At CIS you will study communication at a very broad level

    – Aniek Groenwold
  • Testimonial of Stijn Visser

    "In this course programme, I can combine passion with knowledge"

    – Stijn Visser
  • Testimonial of Rian Prinsen

    "The option to give your own twist to your study was a big plus for me"

    – Rian Prinsen
  • Testimonial of Eva Kelder

    I'm interested in how companies, schools and hospitals communicate, and how we can improve this. There is a lot of attention for these subjects during your study.

    – Eva Kelder
Facts & Figures
Degree
BA in Communication and Information Studies
Croho code
56826
Course type
Bachelor
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
36 months (180 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Arts
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