Four universities across Europe, all specialising in communication and public relations in international professional contexts, have joined forces to create this unique joint programme offering you the full benefit of their collective expertise and international networks. This consortium consists of:
•The Netherlands: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
•The United Kingdom: Leeds Beckett University
•Italy: IULM University, Milan
•Lithuania: Vilnius University
The MIC offers you the opportunity to study at two universities and graduate with two Master’s degrees and the Geert Hofstede Consortium certificate. The programme starts each September and consists of three semesters (90 European credits). During the first semester you will study at one of the consortium universities, and for your second semester you will study at one of the other consortium universities. During the third semester, you will write your dissertation under the supervision of these two universities.
How is the career perspective built into the MIC programme? Throughout your study, you will analyse and solve real corporate communication problems provided by companies and governmental and non-governmental organisations. While acquiring the necessary expertise, you will at the same time acquire the knowledge and skills you need to be able to work within an international, complex and ever-changing business context. In doing so, you will not only be achieving an academic milestone, you will also be building your business network and complementing your résumé with work experiences.
As a graduate of the Master in International Communication you will be an interculturally competent communication professional able to work in a global context. You will be able to anticipate changes and develop, implement and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to communication issues. As a graduate, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to work at managerial or consultancy level.
Based on the MIC Alumni Evaluation conducted in 2015, 91.6% of the MIC graduates have found a job within a year after graduating. Graduates have found jobs as Communications manager, Communications consultant, Director of communication and external relations, Image and communications manager, Marketing & communications executive, Content and media manager, Social media research officer, Senior international relations officer, Events officer and Project manager. Companies where our graduates have found positions include Google, Edelman PR, Ogilvy Group, Walt Disney, Hewlett Packard, IBM, ABN-Amro bank and governmental institutions.
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Tuition fees for 2016-2017 for all students (EU and Non-EU) is between € 8.000 - € 12.250 for the entire MIC programme of 1.5 years. The precise amount depends on the combination of universities students choose to study at. For more details, please visit programme website.
In ECTS, 60 credits represent one year of study (in terms of workload); normally 30 credits are given for six months (a semester). In Dutch higher education, each ECTS credit represents 28 hours of work.
The first semester introduces you to the full breadth of the profession. What are the roles and responsibilities of the communication professional in an organisation from a strategic perspective? Which main functional areas are there? How does culture influence communication? What is the relationship between the organisation and its international and intercultural environment? You will complete this semester at one of the consortium universities of your choice.
During the second semester you will complete a number of specialisations from another consortium universities of your choice. The specialisations are, by definition, in tune with what is happening in the professional field and can change according. The specialisations include:
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands
IULM International University of Languages and Media, Milan, Italy
Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, The United Kingdom
Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Netherlands when:
No work experience is required.
The MIC is a fully accredited programme and is funded with support from the European Commission.
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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS) is the largest University of Applied Sciences in the northern part of the Netherlands and is located in the vibrant student city Groningen.