International Bachelor Communication and Media, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    6900 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1984 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #72 (WUR) ,
Explore the world of media and its political, economic, and cultural impact. Pursue opportunities for international exchange, and go on to advanced studies or a top-flight career in communications.

About

Explore the world of media and its political, economic, and cultural impact. Pursue opportunities for international exchange, and go on to advanced studies or a top-flight career in communications.

The Communications and Media programme's academic year is divided into four terms, starting in September and finishing at the end of June. Each term comprises three different courses. This not only ensures that the workload and exams are spread evenly throughout the year, but also encourages you to work in a disciplined and effective way. The International Bachelor programme in Communication and Media (IBCoM) facilitates and stimulates cooperative learning. It also encourages you to think critically and generate new knowledge, rather than simply accumulating facts. All courses feature a combination of instruction, interaction, and practical training, including applying theoretical knowledge to actual cases. You will also have the opportunity to work in groups and develop your team skills.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

    This programme has a workload of 180 ECTS.

    Specialities:

    IBCoM Honours Programme:

    The IBCoM Honours Programme is an extra-credit course (15 ECTS) that runs over three academic blocks. The programme is open—by invitation only—to IBCoM's most talented and highly motivated students.

    Communication & Business:

    The IBCoM Honours Programme is an extra-credit course (15 ECTS) that runs over three academic blocks. The programme is open—by invitation only—to IBCoM's most talented and highly motivated students.

    Communications & Politics:

    The IBCoM Honours Programme is an extra-credit course (15 ECTS) that runs over three academic blocks. The programme is open—by invitation only—to IBCoM's most talented and highly motivated students.

    Communication, Culture and Society:

    The IBCoM Honours Programme is an extra-credit course (15 ECTS) that runs over three academic blocks. The programme is open—by invitation only—to IBCoM's most talented and highly motivated students.

    Media and Entertainment:

    The IBCoM Honours Programme is an extra-credit course (15 ECTS) that runs over three academic blocks. The programme is open—by invitation only—to IBCoM's most talented and highly motivated students.

    International and Global Communication:

    The IBCoM Honours Programme is an extra-credit course (15 ECTS) that runs over three academic blocks. The programme is open—by invitation only—to IBCoM's most talented and highly motivated students.

    New Media Technologies:

    The IBCoM Honours Programme is an extra-credit course (15 ECTS) that runs over three academic blocks. The programme is open—by invitation only—to IBCoM's most talented and highly motivated students.

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      7

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    • Minimum required score:

      580

      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

    • Minimum required score:

      92

      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

    Academic Requirements

    For this programme a numerus fixus of 200 applies.

    Language test: Non-native speakers of English are required to demonstrate proof of proficiency in English through any of the following: * TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum overall score of 580 in the paper test or 92 in the internet based test. (www.ets.org/toefl); * IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.0 overall (www.ielts.org); * CAE (Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Advanced English): minimum grade B; * CPE (Cambridge ESOL Certificate for Proficiency in English: minimum grade C.

    Math test: If you do not have (something similar to) a VWO diploma in Mathematics, you can demonstrate a sufficient command of Mathematics, by taking one of the following standardized tests: * SAT Maths level 1 with a minimum score of 540; * ACT with a minimum score of 22.

    Written request: Writing a personal motivation letter.

    Additional language requirements:

    • IELTS overall band: 7
    • IELTS listening: 7
    • IELTS reading: 7
    • IELTS writing: 7
    • IELTS speaking: 7
    • TOEFL paper based: 580
    • TOEFL computer based: 237
    • TOEFL internet based: 92

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      6900 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6900 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • EU/EEA

      1984 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1984 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

    Living costs for Rotterdam

    760 - 1,270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.