Global Communication

Course Information
  • Subject: Communication, Culture
  • Level: Master
  • Type of Degree: MA
  • Cost: EUR 1,951 2015/2016

Global Communication is an English-taught specialisation of the MA Cultural Studies programme at Tilburg University.

Modern life is seriously affected by globalisation. Between cradle and grave you encounter thousands of situations in which you interact with people who do not share the same background as you. We are more mobile, fewer of us stay in the same place for all or most of our lives and our everyday contacts span many different social groups. In addition, the internet gives us unlimited access to people and information and enables us to communicate without being constrained by time and place. These aspects of globalisation have made societies "superdiverse"

Living in a superdiverse world requires a flexible and expansive communicative repertoire. You need to be sensitive to variation in communicative behavior across social groups and across different settings, including offline and online modes of communication.

In the MA in Global Communication the aim is to understand the communicative challenges of life in times of globalisation and superdiversity. This entails knowing about the phenomena to which globalisation gives rise, knowing about how people acquire and use the communicative skills one needs to succeed, knowing what roles education and policy making plays in this, and knowing about how all this contact between cultures or sub-cultures affects the people who it concerns.

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