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International Communication

Degree type
Language of education
Dutch, English
48 months
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Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences

Program description

The International Communication major is a 4 year programme which will prepare you for an (international) career in communication.

At Hanze you will study communication in an international context, from an intercultural perspective. During the International Communication major you will be challenged to think critically and learn how to plan and implement communication strategies in an international context. You will obtain the knowledge and skills needed to research, analyse and respond to issues crucial to communication. As a graduate you will be ready for an international career in the world of communication, in such fields as: public relations, corporate communication and public affairs in both the public and private sector.

International Communication Program Content

The International Communication bachelor is a four-year program. The first two years are divided into eight periods of ten weeks. Each ten-week period includes a project or integrated assignment that focuses on a theme. The subjects offered during the period provide you with the theoretical and practical tools you need to successfully complete the project. The first two years, referred to as the core program, consists of subjects such as: professional orientation, intercultural communication theory and competence, media skills (DTP, Photoshop, video production, Indesign), communication campaigns, marketing and research skills.

The core communication program (2 years) comprises of subjects such as: professional orientation, (intercultural) communication theory and competence, marketing, economics, English for communication professionals, media skills, communication campaigns, and research skills. The last 2 years you will follow a more personal route. In year 3 you will go abroad for an internship and study abroad. The 4th year is divided into 2 semesters: one devoted to your specialisation and the other to your final project. Graduates are awarded the Bachelor of Communication, major International Communication.

International Communication Honors Program

For the very best International Communication students, Hanze University has started an honors program that will challenge them even further. You to work in a multidisciplinary team on research and innovative assignments of leading businesses and organizations. Since the program is situated in Groningen, we will seek clients that operate from Groningen, for example Groningen's City of Talent Marketing project, Energy Valley, the internationally recognized Project on Healthy Ageing, and more. You can acquire and organize your own assignment or step into projects acquired by the school in contacts with companies and organizations. These could be the City Council of Groningen, Provincial Council, Gasunie, Groningen Seaport, UMCG (city hospital) and other renowned institutes and companies. Whatever you do, it should fit in with your own ambition and motivation. By taking part you can share your talent and move the world. 

International Communication Student Reviews

Read what current International Communication Students have to say about the program. Ana Velkova is from Bulgaria and chose Hanze University bacause of its Unique Problem Based learning approach and the many interesting projects that students get to work on during the program. 

Read what students have to say about the International Communication program.

International Communication Related Programs

Besides International Communication, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen  offers a range of other Communication related programs (in Dutch) such as Communication Systems.

See which programs are related to the International Communication program

International Communication Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the International Communication program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top Bachelor of Communication degree at Hanze University of Appied Sciences Groningen.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the International Communication program.

About Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, is the largest University of Applied Sciences in the northern part of the Netherlands and is located in the vibrant student city Groningen. Hanze UAS, has a wide variety of Bachelor programmes, Master programmes, certificate programmes, exchange programmes, dual degree programmes, preparatory courses and minors. In addition to its academic programmes, Hanze UAS, has various modern facilities on campus to offer its students. 

The university is also internationally oriented in the sense that it offers various fully-taught programmes in English and works closely together with partner institutes from all over the world. In addition, the university is home to over eighty different nationalities.

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Admission requirements

Knowledge minimum

Aanvullende toelatingseis voor havo-C&M: wiskunde a of wiskunde b

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80

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