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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)

    In the 5th semester you will do a 'minor': a coherent set of courses aimed to prepare you for the future. A minor may lead to a certain MA programme or prepare you for the labour market. Choose a career minor, a minor abroad, a pre-master minor or a university minor. Click the link above to read more about the choice of 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

    At CIS you will study communication at a very broad level

    – Aniek Groenwold
  • Testimonial van Roel Dijkstra

    If I change this word or that one, would it not be much clearer?

    My name is Roel and I am 22 years old. I was born and brought up in Groningen. I'm currently in my 4th year of the Communication and Information Sciences degree programme (CIW). In addition, I'm an active member of 'Commotie', the study association of the degree programme.

    I’m also a member of TAM – Tennis Club Albertus Magnus. I’m gaining a lot of great experience at both Commotie and TAM, and partly thanks to these societies I've got a fun social life. When I have the time, I’d really like to travel far and wide.

    Why CIW?

    I’ve always been very interested in language and how people use it to communicate. That can be in a conversation between two people, but also in a text in a newspaper or an advert for a new product. I notice immediately when something has not been tackled properly, and that often makes me laugh, even from a very young age. At a certain point in time I began to become interested in improving that sort of communication. I thought then ‘if I change this word or that one, would it not be much clearer?’ In the conversations I observed, I also began to analyse the miscommunication that sometimes occurred. By choosing CIW, I hope to develop skills that will help me with the above. I think I’ve made exactly the right choice! Another reason for choosing CIW was the opportunity to follow course units from other programmes too. I was keen on the idea of being able to add different course units to my programme if they particularly appealed to me!

    Sluiten
    – Roel Dijkstra
  • Testimonial van Eva Kelder

    The programme pays a lot of attention to the communication processes of businesses

    I'm Eva, 20 years old, and I study Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Groningen. I'm currently in my third year. I grew up in Haren and have been living in a student house in Groningen for two years now. Alongside my degree programme, I have been involved in study association Commotie, and I spend a lot of time on student association activities. There is also a focus on oral and writing skills, and on doing research which I like very much.

    I myself am very interested in communication processes of businesses, schools and hospitals and how these processes can be improved. The programme pays a lot of attention to this.

    Sluiten
    – Eva Kelder
  • Testimonial van Mattie Kamminga

    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.

    Sluiten
    – Mattie Kamminga
  • Opleidingsvideo

    Student for a day CIW

    – Opleidingsvideo
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