Communication and Information Sciences

SubjectCommunication

LevelMaster

Type of DegreeMSc

CostEUR 2,060 2018/2019

Funding-

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Course description

The MSc in Communication and Information Sciences offers a unique programme in which you learn about how people acquire and transfer information and how new means of communication can be used in a creative and innovative fashion. The approach taken at Tilburg University is unique in the sense that the broad concept of communication is examined from many perspectives, including those of linguistics, cognitive and social psychology, computational modeling and document design.

This course is for highly talented and motivated students with a keen sense of intellectual curiosity and intellectual ambition. In this Master’s programme, you will encounter state-of-the-art research in the broad interdisciplinary field of communication.

The point of departure is natural communication: how is information transferred from one person to another? For what purpose? You will participate in a wide range of courses such as communication strategies, non-verbal communication and computer vision. This unique combination of approaches and research traditions will enable you to work as a communication expert, and answer questions such as:

  • What is the best way to present information to an audience?
  • How do people communicate within an organisation?
  • How can you influence people's behavior through language?

You take a particular interest in language and you are seeking to broaden and deepen your academic knowledge. You are interested in the many different aspects of communication such as the effect that words can have, how people produce language, and linguistic phenomena such as metaphors, and the stories behind them.

This one-year MSc offers four different specialisations: Business Communication & Digital MediaCommunication Design, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Data Journalism, Human Aspects of Information Technologyand New Media Design.

Career Prospects

On graduating, you will have extensive knowledge of the most modern, state-of-the-art applications in the field of information and language technology. Developments in this discipline are unstoppable, creating a growing need for specialists. At the same time, the number of graduates with a unique HAIT training background is relatively small. As a consequence, it will be easy to find an interesting job, either in the Netherlands or abroad.

In companies and institutions, your position will often be that of team leader. You will be managing programmers, and talking to clients to get a clear view of their problems in making their information available. You will find people who can test a new system, and supervise the whole development process from beginning to end. In some organisations, your job will have some consultancy characteristics, while in others you will be more likely to be engaged in developing long-term solutions.


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