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Master in International Communication

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

Study a Master's in International Communication in the Netherlands

Are you interested in a career as a brand communication manager, corporate communication consultant, online media consultant or global diversity manager? Do you want to develop yourself as a creative, critical, innovative and strategic thinker? If so, the English-taught Master International Communication at Hanze UAS, Groningen, is the right programme for you!

In today’s world, rapid shifts in the digital landscape and evolving cultural, social and environmental norms have deeply affected the relationship between an organisation and its stakeholders in different countries. More and more, organisations recognise the role and significance of communication in achieving organisational and societal goals. Communication professionals are needed who are able to deal with these new global business and communication realities, and who want to be part of shaping the message and create real impact for organisations, its stakeholders and society. The Master International Communication (MIC) answers these calls and provides a foundation for those who have the ambition to lead with vision in international communication. The
programme offers you an invaluable international experience and the opportunity to further your knowledge and expertise if you aspire to work across cultures and geographies. Our graduates develop competences that are highly valued by employers and that are crucial for effective international communication management. Our qualified academic and professional staff will teach, train and mentor you on how to engage in a wide variety of international and intercultural communications, from creating global brand communication strategies to researching and managing international social media crises. We aim to inspire professional communicators who can raise their game and bring professional and personal change.

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Admission requirements

Prior Learning Requirements: a bachelor’s degree in communication or related fields such as business, marketing, international relations, PR, management, linguistics, sociology and psychology.

Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no subscore below 6) or other equivalent certification such as TOEFL or CAE.

Documents required for admission:
• Bachelor’s diploma and transcript
• IELTS certificate
• Motivation letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Two letters of reference

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Scholarships & funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

For more information, please visit the university's website.

Tuition fees

EU students € 2,168
Non-EU students € 7,900
(academic year 2021-2022)


Degree awarded: Master of Arts

Career opportunities

In the past 89% of the graduates found a job within nine months. Their job titles included: corporate communication consultant, head of marketing & communications, strategic brand manager, social media consultant, facilitator and intercultural consultant, international public relations officer and global diversity manager. Companies where our postgraduate have found positions include: Google, Philips,, Edelman PR, Ogilvy Group, Walt Disney, Hewlett Packard, IBM, ABN-Amro bank, diverse global consultancy and PR agencies and governmental institutions.

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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