M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Science

University of Twente (UT)

12 months
12750 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication Science programme offered by University of Twente (UT) is about developing a clear vision of society, or business, learning to view things from multiple perspectives, recognizing the role of communication – whether it is a part of the problem or a part of the solution. 


The  Communication Science programme offered by University of Twente (UT) will give you the tools you will need to do it:

  • Through critical and strategic thinking, you will be able to design practical solutions and to organize, plan and set them in motion;
  • You will understand how to analyse present-day problems while keeping an eye on the future, retaining the global picture while working at the local level;
  • You will be a pioneer, no longer content with simple, handbook solutions, but understanding a complex and nuanced range of communications issues; 
  • You will be able to see the implications of technological and societal developments and to transcend boundaries in our ever-changing media landscape. 

After your Master's 

With the skills and knowledge you acquire in our Master’s programme Communication Sciences, you will have excellent job prospects. On average, our graduates find a good job within two months. Here are some of the career opportunities open to you:


Today’s major companies require communications professionals to help present an attractive image of their products, services, or their business itself.  As a UT graduate, you’ll be able to deliver what they want, whether in internal and external communications, public relations, advertising, marketing, sponsoring, media contact, or public relations. Through your grounding in theoretical knowledge and practical know-how, you’ll be able to provide insights into communicative matters that can make a business prosper.

Advice and Consultancy

Your wide range of theoretical knowledge and practical ability will make you a valuable consultant. You will be able to advise clients on their communication issues, for instance, by helping them design communication strategies that reach the largest possible audience. As our means of communication are constantly evolving, governmental, organizational, and non-profit institutions will all require communication experts to lead them through these changing times.


In today’s ever-changing media landscape, a communications expert can be a steadying presence. There are numerous opportunities for communications professionals in the media sector, with important roles in public relations, marketing, and research all open to you. Yours may be the task of helping clients manage their communication channels, keeping stakeholders satisfied, or making the most of digital marketing.

Government and Non-Profit

Government and non-profit organizations can often struggle to keep up with rapid technological development. With your advanced skill set, you will be able to strategize for the future in numerous areas. You might help an organization approach different target groups on national, provincial, or local levels, or advocate the use of Artificial Intelligence to streamline data processing. Perhaps you will be involved in maximizing the scope of public health campaigns. With the academic and practical know-how you’ve picked up at UT, you’ll be able to make a real difference in the world.


As communication becomes more and more complex, research becomes an even more powerful tool for understanding new developments, and how communication impacts our life, society, and the world at large. You can make an important contribution in a wealth of research areas. If you decide to focus on research, you can embark on an in-depth study as a PhD student at a university or research institute. This programme will prepare you for this level of research and give you the academic proficiency to thrive, producing research of the highest international calibre.   


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Essentials in Communication Science
  • Societal Challenges
  • Research Topics 
  • Master Thesis
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Required knowledge: 

  • Bachelor degree in communication sciences or closely related  
Required information to prove the fulfillment of the requirement:
  • 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 skills:

  • Research techniques and methodology
  • Experience with the use of SPSS or comparable computer-based statistical packages

Required information to prove the fulfilment of the requirement:

  • Copy of table of contents of textbooks
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12750 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Enschede

650 - 920 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The University of Twente offers excellent students the possibility to enrol in UT master’s programmes with a scholarship. These scholarships vary from government grants to funding by organizations or private persons. In addition, faculties and the University of Twente Scholarship Foundation (UTS) offer a limited number of scholarships to excellent students.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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