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Communication and Information Studies

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    Students get familiar with CIS topics (multimodal communication, persuasive communication, digital communication, intercultural communication), the analytic methods used within CIS and CIS research methodology (qualitative and quantitative). Throughout the year students receive training in English language proficiency (speaking and writing)

    Students get familiar with CIS topics (multimodal communication, persuasive communication, digital communication, intercultural communication), the analytic methods used within CIS and CIS research methodology (qualitative and quantitative). Throughout the year students receive training in English language proficiency (speaking and writing)

  • 2e jaar

    The programme focusses on the process of communication design: evaluation, intervention and measurement of outcomes in various domains (e.g. pictures in professional communication, design and evaluation, corporate marketing communication).

    The programme focusses on the process of communication design: evaluation, intervention and measurement of outcomes in various domains (e.g. pictures in professional communication, design and evaluation, corporate marketing communication).

  • 3e jaar

    Students do (semi-) independent research and follow a minor. Students can also choose to do an internship.

    Students do (semi-) independent research and follow a minor. Students can also choose to do an internship.

Programma-opties

  • Dutch track (specialisatie)

    If you sign up for the Dutch Track you will still be part of the International programme and the majority of your courses will still be in English.

    However, the Dutch track provides Dutch speaking students with the opportunity to develop their academic skills in the Dutch language. The track also allows students to prepare themselves for the Dutch language labour market. The Dutch track consists of seven Course Modules and the BA thesis. In these modules students will work with Dutch materials, seminars will be in the Dutch language and exams will also be in Dutch. Lectures and course readings are still in English. Participation in the Dutch Track is noted on the diploma. Courses in the Dutch Track: Pragmatics, Linguistics, Text Analysis 1 & 2, Conversation Analysis 1 & 2, Academic communication (Dutch version), BA thesis.

  • Minor (minor)

    The fifth semester of your studies is dedicated to your Minor: a coherent set of future-oriented course units. It prepares you for a follow-on Master's degree program or for entering the labour market. You can opt for a Career Minor, a Minor abroad, an At work in the Netherlands Minor, a University Minor or a Faculty Minor. Use the link above to find out more about the content of these Minors.

  • University of Groningen Honours College (honoursprogramma)

    The Honours College will give talented, motivated students the chance to be challenged even more by following Honours programmes and taking part in numerous other activities.

    The Honours College comprises a broadening part and a deepening part and has a study load of 45 ECTS credit points besides the 180 ECTS credit points from your regular Bachelor programme.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Digital Communication (5 EC)
Inleiding CIW (5 EC)
Pragmatics (5 EC)
Academic Skills 2 (5 EC)
Intercultural Communication (5 EC)
Linguistics for CIS & IS (5 EC)
Methodology for CIS: Qualitative Methods (5 EC)
Multimodal Communication (5 EC)
Text Analysis I (5 EC)
Conversation Analysis I (5 EC)
Methodology for CIS:Quantitative Methods (5 EC)
Persuasive Communication (5 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Design and Evaluation (5 EC)
Persuasive Communication (5 EC)
Statistics (5 EC)
Corporate Communication (5 EC)
Questionnaire and Interview Design (5 EC)
Text Analysis II, Conversation Analysis II (5 EC, facultatief)
International Communication I (5 EC)
Pictures in professional communication (5 EC)
Webdesign (5 EC)
Language and Literacy Development, International Communication II, Statistics II, Usability (15 EC, facultatief)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Minor (30 EC)
Marketing Communication & Language Use (5 EC)
CIS BA Thesis and Seminar (10 EC)
CIW Case Study (10 EC)
Language and Literacy Development, International Communication II, Statistics II, Usability, Social Media (5 EC)

Disclaimer: The second and third-year course units shown in the table are subject to change in the event of alterations to the programme.

This contains the programme for 2017-18. In 2018-19 we will start a new programme, with English courses.

Disclaimer: The second and third-year course units shown in the table are subject to change in the event of alterations to the programme.

This contains the programme for 2017-18. In 2018-19 we will start a new programme, with English courses.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is aanbevolen
  • Voor gemiddeld 16 weken
  • Maximaal 30 EC

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system. N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system. N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

Studiebegeleiding

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the programme, minors, study abroad and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the programme, minors, study abroad and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

  • Testimonial van Aniek Groenwold

    Communication in the broadest sense of the word

    At Communication and Information Studies you first get to study communication in the broadest sense of the word, and then specialise by choosing electives, a Minor and a thesis. I am mainly interested in persuasive communication; how you can persuade and influence people and how you determine whether a message has the desired effect.

    My favourite course unit is Marketing Communication and Language Use. In this elective we each choose a brand and analyse its marketing strategy and communication media, based on which we then design and test our own communication medium. I really enjoy this type of course unit where you get to apply theory in practice.

    Alongside my studies I work at an online marketing agency, I am a member of the study association, a student sports club and several committees. Coming up with creative ideas for online and offline communications with images and text, for example for a specific event or for social media, that's what I enjoy doing most.

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    – Aniek Groenwold
  • Testimonial van

    Owner of Mattie Kamminga Tekst & Communicatie

    After completing a Master's in Communication & Education, I was able to start immediately as a communications officer at Camerik Voorman Communicatie- en PR-adviseurs. My job involved supporting the communications advisor in implementing projects.

    That was anything from writing texts and collecting images to organizing press briefings and planning interviews. Every assignment was different. I really liked thinking up different ways to implement a communications assignment, but after two years it was time for something new.

    In 2016 I started my own communications and copywriting company. Since then I have been working for several different clients, particularly in the public sector. I’m now responsible for a project from start to finish. I draw up the offers, complete the assignments and submit the invoices. It’s hard work, but I get a lot of freedom in return.

    I chose the Communication & Education track because the curriculum dovetailed closely with the Bachelor’s programme in Communication and Information Sciences. The teaching part of the Master’s particularly appealed to me. How can you teach people communication skills? That was the trigger for me to choose that Master’s programme. Nowadays I occasionally give writing training. My studies equipped me with the skills to be able to do so.

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  • Testimonial van Vera Stevens

    Anything is possible in Groningen

    I'm really interested in studying how you can communicate a message effectively through various channels and in various ways, so that the recipient understands it and can act upon it. I also really enjoy learning to apply the theoretical knowledge in real-life situations, for example in the first-year course unit Communication in Organizations.

    I moved to Groningen two years ago to live in student housing, and I love being able to make spontaneous plans to go out to eat with someone or play sports. In addition, I've been following a course in classical ballet at the USVA, the student cultural centre. So you see, anything is possible in Groningen!

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    – Vera Stevens
  • Testimonial van Varisha Steneker

    Student Ambassador Varisha Steneker

    About Varisha

    Hi! My name is Varisha, I am 20 years old and I am in currently in my second year of Communication and Information Sciences. I have been living in Groningen for two years now. My week includes attending practicals and lectures, working on assignments and preparing for classes. Luckily there is enough time for hobbies, friends and more! Last year I was an active member of the study association ‘Commotie’. Together with my committee we organised a trip to Dublin. Commotie helped me to get to know more people who are also studying Communication and Information Sciences. Besides Commotie, I am also a member of a student association.

    Why Communication and Information Studies?

    Communication takes part in every aspect of society, for instance: business, politics and health care. Because communication is so important in everyday life, I was interested in how it really works.

    Communication and Information Sciences in Groningen focusses on the language perspective of Communication. Since I was a young girl, I was interested in language. I liked writing poems and small stories. For that reason, I thought it was interesting to learn more about it. And of course not only about grammar, but about how we are able to communicate with language!

    Read more about Varisha Steneker and why she chose to study Communication and Information Studies in Groningen!

    Questions? Send Varisha an e-mail!

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    – Varisha Steneker
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