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View communication through a critical lens

Communication and Information Studies

What does the journalism of the future look like? Why do certain words evoke particular associations? How do companies use social media to persuade you to buy things?

In Communication and Information Studies you will learn how communication works and what role language plays in it.

Two specialisations are taught in English: Language & Media and Language Learning & Language Teaching. English Language & Communication Studies is also English taught, but has a Dutch language proficiency requirement.

Two women making a video
What effect does a multilingual policy have on an international company? How can safety instructions be optimised for construction workers whose first language is not English? What makes a company communicate through Twitter rather than Facebook?
Two women making a video
What role does language play in education? Why are certain aspects of languages extremely difficult to learn, while others are relatively easy? How do we learn a second language, and what are the best teaching methods?

Which track do you choose?

  • Language and Media (track)
    Two women making a video
    What effect does a multilingual policy have on an international company? How can safety instructions be optimised for construction workers whose first language is not English? What makes a company communicate through Twitter rather than Facebook?
  • Language Learning and Language Teaching (track)
    Two women making a video
    What role does language play in education? Why are certain aspects of languages extremely difficult to learn, while others are relatively easy? How do we learn a second language, and what are the best teaching methods?