The world is connected and has become a global village. Over the last few decades, rapid technological advancements have made it possible for people all around the world to be in touch 24/7. Companies and organisations are increasingly expanding beyond the borders of their own countries. This requires specific intercultural expertise and competencies. They need communication professionals who can operate on an international platform.
International study enviroment
The International Communication (IC) major is a four-year bachelor programme which will prepare you for an (international) career in communication. The programme allows you to study communication in an international context, from an intercultural perspective, whereby English is the language of instruction. Of the more than 400 IC students approximately half are Dutch. The other half is made up of more than 40 nationalities: a truly multicultural setting!
The programme emphasises work on real communication problems for real clients in international project groups. Furthermore, special attention is paid to intercultural competences and facilitation skills.
During the programme you will be challenged to think critically and learn how to plan and implement communication strategies in an international context. You will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to research, analyse and respond to issues crucial to communication.
The following will appear on the diploma:
- Programme: Communicatie / Communication
- Major: International Communication
- Degree: Bachelor of International Communication
International career opportunities
As an International Communication graduate, you will be an all-round communication professional. Career opportunities are diverse for IC graduates. You will be ready for an international career in the world of communication in such fields as: public relations, marketing communication, corporate communication, and public affairs in both the public and private sectors.
Job options include: International Communications Advisor, Communications Consultant, PR Consultant, Press Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Spokesperson, Event Planner, Advertising Campaign Manager, Marketing Communications Consultant, Media & Communications Advisor, Corporate Communications Advisor, and more.
You can download our job vacancy brochure by clicking the image below. It gives you examples of some (not all) careers in the field of communication. This brochure was created to give you additional information about the professional roles and tasks within this broad and dynamic field.