Global Communication

Master's specialisationGlobal Communication and Diversity

How can organisations adapt their communication to diverse, international audiences? How can communication promote inclusivity? The Global Communication and Diversity programme provides you with the knowledge and skills to investigate such questions.

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Something for you?

  • A unique study programme that focuses on linguistic and intercultural dimensions of communication by (international) organisations involving stakeholders with diverse backgrounds;
  • Offering you the opportunity to study in an international and multilingual learning environment;
  • Optimal preparation for the labour market through an internship with a research assignment applying communication theory in practice;
  • With room to develop your specific interests in one or more electives and your final thesis;
  • You can add a personal profile of your choice, by means of the thematic areas Intercultural Communication, Diversity and Inclusion in Communication, and International Marketing.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission and application

What will you learn

The Master’s specialisation in Global Communication and Diversity teaches you about professional communication in multinational, multicultural, and multilingual organisational contexts. This programme trains you to operate as an independent communication specialist. You will develop in-depth theoretical knowledge and methodological skills, and will learn to work in teams through practical communication projects. After completing your studies, you will be able to design and conduct scientific communication research. You can make tailor-made recommendations to optimise communication with diverse target groups. You will explore themes such as the impact of globalisation and diversity on communication (e.g. in marketing and advertising, recruitment, or corporate communication), the role of intercultural competence, and the consequences of language choice for effective and inclusive communication with different stakeholders. You will gain insight into the factors that can affect an organisation's communication with diverse publics and its reputation and performance in international settings.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

Since the programme focuses on communication in organisational contexts involving target groups with diverse backgrounds, and on communication with international and linguistically or culturally diverse target groups in particular, many graduates have found jobs in organisations outside the Netherlands or with international organisations operating from the Netherlands. These include for-profit companies, non-profit organisations, governmental organisations, health institutions, SMEs, start-ups, and multinationals. Many graduates are responsible for the external or internal communications of such organisations.

Career prospects


Teachers of the Master’s specialisation Global Communication and Diversity are also researchers, with Radboud University’s Centre for Language Studies, mostly in the research group Non-Nativeness in Communication. They investigate what happens when profit and non-profit organisations communicate with diverse stakeholders or when employees and managers communicate with international counterparts.


Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.