Give your future career meaning and value by becoming an international communication expert

  • Master
  • Full-time
  • 3 semesters
Master International Communication studenten aan het werk

International Communication

3 semesters
Master of Arts
Start: September
  • Language and Communication

Are you interested in specialising in international corporate communication, in strategic brand management, or in global public relations? Do you want to advance a career as an intercultural communication consultant or a facilitation specialist? Or do you have communication skills and management abilities and want to develop these further so as to become a gifted communicator? Our Master of International Communication (MA) responds to the business need for a strong professional and impactful programme.

Projects with impact

During your master’s, you will be involved with projects that combine working in research, education and industry. Through applied research you come up with innovative solutions for genuine societal issues. Below, you can find some examples of projects our master’s students engage in.

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  • Margarida Jardim

    Admissions Officer Master International Communication

    Margarida Jardim, admissions officer

About this programme

This Master provides an excellent advanced knowledge and experience base for a successful career in a wide range of global communication areas. Our graduates develop competences that are valued most by employers and that are crucial for effective communication management. We train a new generation of communicators ready to take on each situation, equipped with problem solving skills, vision and strategic insights:  international communication experts who are able to raise their game and inspire global as well as personal change.

Benefits of the Master in International Communication at Hanze UAS: 

  • Develop a Global Mind-set by being able to work successfully across cultures and geographies, being adaptable, open-minded  and  having a deep knowledge of strategic communication practices in businesses, governments and non-profits.
  • Create Sustainable Impact by designing innovative, digital and sustainable solutions for organisations through mastering critical, creative and reflective skills, tools and trends and the latest practice-oriented research methods.
  • Brand Yourself for a career in international communication, by developing a personal brand tailored to your personal journey, your ambitions and needs and by building a professional network with fellow students, alumni and communication professionals. 
  • Gain Experience through the acquisition of a thesis internship position in a wide variety of companies and organisations (e.g. Philips, Shell, Heineken, Microsoft, United Nations, Unesco) and through the opportunity to work with professional clients and the professorship Communication, Behaviour and Sustainable Society throughout the first and second semester.
  • Learn Strategic and Innovative thinking from highly committed academic teaching staff and experts; in a global classroom of problem-based, multidisciplinary learning, through immersion in case studies and by joining research & innovation labs.
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Course overview

Semester 1 - Strategic Corporate Communication and International Brand Management

In the first semester, the programme focuses on communication in two domains: "International Reputation Management" and "International Brand Management". The curriculum emphasises the study of international organisations across various businesses and non-profit sectors. The programme includes cutting-edge critical approaches to international facilitation and international communication in both teaching and research. You learn from an international team that includes experienced researchers and committed practitioners. Teaching involves face-to-face and directed learning.

The two professional roles that you will be exploring and practising in this semester are Corporate Communication Consultant and Strategic Brand Manager.

For more information on the MIC courses offered, please see our ECTS Course Catalogue.

Semester 2- Digital Media Innovation and Sustainable Communication

In the second semester, you take specialisation courses here at Hanze UAS. We offer advanced courses around two central themes: 'Sustainable Communication' and 'Digital Media Innovation'. You will be offered the opportunity to participate in living labs, putting theory and research into practice in close collaboration with the professional field and the professorship Communication & the Sustainable Society. Students will also get a taste of Futures Literacy, an interesting approach that introduces new ways of looking at today’s communication issues.

The two professional roles that you will be exploring and practising in this semester are International Change Maker and International Facilitator.

For more information on the MIC courses offered, please see our ECTS Course Catalogue.

Semester 3 - The Graduation Project

The third semester consists of a Graduation Project. It is a consultancy-based project, which allows students to become an expert in the area of their career interests as a communication professional. The students can carry out this project either at or for international organisations in a form of an internship and/or as a consultant, or remain in-house and carry out a project for a living lab. The project builds on all knowledge, practical experience and competences gained during the previous two semesters. 

The professional role that you will be practising in this semester is an International Communication

For more information on the MIC courses offered, please see our ECTS Course Catalogue.

Entry requirements & application


Fields of interest

  • Language and Communication
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