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Communication Science

How do media influence voters during elections? What is the effect of an anti-smoking campaign? And what are the consequences of the growing importance of social media vs. traditional media? We are constantly influenced by media and communication. In Communication Science we study this impact.


The minor consists of 30 EC (1 semester) or 60 EC (2 semesters), depending on which one you choose. Besides the course Milestones in Communication Science, minor students choose three Communication Science Topic courses (6 ECTS). You can find the programme and detailed course descriptions of the current academic year in the Course catalogue (see links above). 

Entry requirements

Regular minors

There is a minor of 30 ECTS and 60 ECTS. Both are available to Bachelor's students regardless of the subject they are studying. The 60 ECTS minor includes courses about research methods and is especially relevant to students without a background in social sciences.

HBO follow-on minor

Moreover, there is a special minor for HBO students who would like to transfer to the (short-track) Bachelor's programme in Communication Science: the follow-on minor. Click on one of the links below (depending on your situation) for more information about the follow-on minor. 

Start dates

30 ECTS minor: September and February
60 ECTS minor: September
Follow-on minor: September

Application and Admission

You can register for this minor if you have finished the first year of your university major or if you have obtained 180 ECTS in your HBO degree programme (Dutch higher education with an applied emphasis). Go to the Course Catalogue for the application procedure and deadlines.

Minor certificate

After completion of the minor, you can request a minor certificate which lists the courses you followed. You can request your minor certificate online.

More info and contact

For more general information about applying for and taking a minor, you can contact the Education Desk.

Facts & Figures
Mode Full-time
Credits 30-60 ECTS, 6-12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in February, September