Communication Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
The Communication Studies programme offered by University of Twente (UT) gives you the theoretical grounding and practical know-how to tackle complex communication challenges. 


The Communication Studies programme offered by University of Twente (UT) is an internationally oriented programme, which is entirely taught in English. It leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. Combining communication with organization, technology, and design, we aim to educate the communication professionals of the future. 

All societal challenges and all organizational issues are inextricably interwoven with communication. Communication Studies focuses on the way people interact, share information, persuade each other, collaborate, and build lasting relationships. It involves sensemaking and storytelling, connecting, bonding and bridging, perspective-taking and empathy. It is about identity and image, and the need to be authentic, true and honest in times of increasing transparency. 

Communication professionals have to act in an ever-changing media landscape, with an important role for various social media and a wear-out of traditional media. Several societal and technological developments have only increased the importance of communication in professional and personal life. At the same time, the field of Communication Studies is more complex and challenging than ever before. This calls for an academic programme that educates the communication professional of the future.

The Master's programme has four specializations: 

  • Organizational Communication & Reputatio
  • Technology & Communication
  • Marketing Communication & Design
  • Digital Marketing Communication

You will graduate from the programme as a highly trained communication professional with the insight and creativity to handle all kinds of communication issues. You will be ideally suited to a job as advisor, press officer, consultant or online marketer. 


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Reputation Management
  • Trust and Risk
  • Vision, Strategy and Leadership
  • Networked Business Communication
  • Work and Technology
  • Public Affairs
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Contemporary User Support Practices
  • Work and Technology
  • Social Implications of the Internet
  • Contemporary User Support Practices
  • Innovative Digital Public Services

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                        • Full-time duration 12 months
                      • Credits
                        60 ECTS
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus

                      English Language Requirements

                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                      • Minimum required score:


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                      • Minimum required score (Grade C):


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                      Academic Requirements

                      • Bachelor degree in communication sciences or closely related  
                      • Copy of diploma
                      • Transcript of records
                      • Copy of table of contents of textbooks or an overview of the topics that have been dealt with in these courses
                      • Research techniques and methodology
                      • Experience with the use of SPSS or comparable computer-based statistical packages
                      • Copy of table of contents of textbooks
                      • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
                      • Sufficient mastery of the English language.
                      • Letter of Motivation (max 2 pages)
                      • Skilled in use of computer applications.
                      • Resume (Europass)
                      • Names and addresses of referees (2)

                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International Applies to you

                                      11500 EUR/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                      2060 EUR/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                    Living costs for Enschede

                                    • 650 - 920 EUR/month
                                      Living Costs

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