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Master in International Communication

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Master Postgraduate Groningen

Course description

Qualification Master
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Four universities across Europe, specialising in communication and public relations in international professional contexts, offer a joint programme: Master in International Communication.
Course description The Master in International Communication (MIC) is an ambitious double degree programme offered by 4 different universities across Europe in association with the Geert Hofstede Consortium: * Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands * IULM International University of Languages and Media, Milan, Italy * Vilnius University, Lithuania * Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom The MIC is for those who aspire to an international career as a communication practitioner in senior managerial/consultancy positions, responsible for the external and internal communication of an organisation. It offers you the opportunity to study at two universities and graduate with two degrees and a Geert Hofstede Consortium certificate. It is career focused, practical, multidisciplinary and competency-based. You will work on 'real life' cases brought in by companies and (governmental and other) agencies. You will not only be achieving an academic milestone, you will also be building your business network and complementing your résumé with work experiences. The MIC is a fully accredited programme and is funded with support from the European Commission.
Study subjects The MIC 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.
Course objectives 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.
ECTS credits 90.00
Duration 18 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, individual assignment, integration module, oral presentation, research project, research proposal, portfolio, poster presentation, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, working group, workshop, self evaluation, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department School of Communication, Media & IT
Information about the institution The Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS) is located in the vibrant student city Groningen.


Admission requirements
  1. Bachelor of communication, or related field.
  2. Students need to submit a letter of motivation with their application of approximately 500 words.
  3. Extensive relevant professional experience may complement a bachelor degree.
  4. IELTS: 6.5, no subscores below 5.5 or TOEFL: 90 (internet)
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 18 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
1 Sep 2020 - 1 Jun 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 7700€ 3150

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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