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MA Communication & Information Studies: Computer-mediated Communication

Course Description

This programme is part of the Master's degree in Communication and Information Science.

Organizations communicate with their customers through a variety of digital and computer supported channels, like the homepage, social media, apps and email. In the programme Computer-mediated Communication, you will study the specific characteristics and possibilities of all these channels. You will also learn about the relevant technologies and products.

In addition, you will look at the messages that are being sent via the computer. In this context, you will study the user friendliness of websites and interfaces, as well as the ways in which people communicate through the computer.

Three types of interaction are central to this programme: between man and computer, between organizations and people via the computer and between people amongst themselves. The aim of the programme is to familiarize you with the theories and methods to evaluate these interactions.

Depending on the courses you choose, you will either specialize in technology or in communication. The programme will always keep in touch with the latest developments in the field of information technology.

Job perspectives

The programme in Computer-mediated Communication prepares you for functions in organizations where you need knowledge and skills of both technology and communication. There is a great need for people who have this background. Therefore, it should not be difficult to find work. To name some examples, you can use your skills in a job where you design a user-friendly website. Or you can work as a consultant in the area of the application of digital media for customer service purposes.

Job examples

- Advisor Multichannel Management
- Advisor Social Media
- Advisor User Experience
- Communications Advisor
- Researcher
- Online Marketeer
- Social Media Advisor
- Usability Engineer
- Usability Expert
- Web Developer

Visit the MA Communication & Information Studies: Computer-mediated Communication page on the University of Groningen website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Course Fees

2015/16 EU/EEA: €1951 (Full-time); non-EU/EEA: €11000 (Full-time)

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