Introduction and information Master Communication Studies (CS) Academic year 2016-2017 February 6, 2017 Welcome in the master Communication Studies Introduction to the master Communication Studies (CS) We will have a mixed group during this session New students who will directly enroll in the Master CS Students who have completed the Pre-master successfully Students who completed the Bachelor CW successfully This presentation will be posted on our education website: https://www.utwente.nl/cw/en/ Information on curriculum and research Announcements, regulations, etc. Manuals, documents, etc. Support, staff, committee’s, etc. Content of this information session Master Communication Studies General information Master CS study programme Registering your master programme Master Thesis Education and Examination Regulations (EER) Rosters and Academic Year Calendar Master Communication Studies (CS) The master CS is a research oriented study programme The master CS is a full-time study programme with a study load of 60 ECTS, divided into: 30 ECTS Courses 30 ECTS Master Thesis The master CS has two possible moments of enrolment in September or February. Currently the master CS offers three specializations: Corporate Communication Marketing Communication Technical Communication Master Communication Studies (CS) Staff members of the Master Communication Studies Prof Dr. Menno de Jong (Programme director) email@example.com; tel: 053 4893299 / Cubicus C201 John Sevens (Programme coordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org; tel 053 4894049 / Cubicus C108 Jeanet Luijerink (Study counsellor (pre-)master CS) email@example.com; 053 4892091 / Cubicus C106 Astrid Oppers- van den Berg (Student Service staff member) BOZ-CW-CES@utwente.nl ; 053 4894575 / Ravelijn 3262 Mark Tempelman (Thesis coordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org; 053 4896133 / Cubicus C216 Master Communication Studies (CS) Master CS study programme – option 1 Semester 2 (16/17) Block 2A Block 2B 5EC Essentials in… Semester 1 (17/18) Block 1A Block 1B 5EC Research Topics in… 5EC Specialisation or elective course (1) 5EC Specialisation or elective course (2) 5EC Specialisation or elective course (3) 5EC Specialisation or elective course (4) Obligatory Elective Graduation Master Thesis 30 EC Master Communication Studies (CS) Programme outline Master CS (2016 – 2017) https://www.utwente.nl/cw/master/study_programme/studyprogramme/ Elective courses (Marketing and Corporate Communication): Each specialisation offers a number of elective courses For the Marketing and Corporate specialisations, two elective courses (10 EC) must be selected within the chosen specialisation. The remaining 10 EC can be filled by elective courses from either the chosen specialisation, other CS specialisations or even from other master programmes at the University of Twente or else. Overview of elective courses in 2016-2017 Available at: https://www.utwente.nl/cw/master/study_programme/studyprogramme/elective-courses/ The programme of elective courses in the academic year 2017-2018 is still tentative We though try programme as much of the courses in the same quarter as in the academic year 2016-2017 Master Communication Studies (CS) Master CS study programme – option 2 Semester 2 (16/17) Block 2A Block 2B 5EC Essentials in… 5EC 5EC Specialisation or elective course (4) Research Topics in… 5EC Specialisation or elective course (1) 5EC Specialisation or elective course (2) 5EC Specialisation or elective course (3) Obligatory Semester 1 (17/18) Block 1A Block 1B Elective Master Thesis 30EC Graduation Master Communication Studies (CS) Master CS study programme – option 3 Semester 2 (16/17) Block 2A Block 2B Semester 1 Block 1A Block 1B 5EC 5EC Essentials in... 5EC Research Topics in… Specialisation or elective course (3) 5EC Specialisation or elective course (1) Masterthesis 30EC 5EC Specialisation or elective course (2) Obligatory Elective Graduation 5EC Specialisation or elective course (4) Master Communication Studies (CS) Programme outline Master CS (2016 – 2017) Fixed programme Technical Communication: Essentials and research topics course (10 EC) and…, User support (5 EC), Philosophy of Technology (5 EC), Authoring and Collaboration Tools (5 EC) and…, One of the following: Designing Learning and Performance Support (5 EC), Human Computer Interaction (5 EC) or User Centered Design of New Media (5 EC) Programme overview available at: https://www.utwente.nl/cw/master/study_programme/studyprogramme/specialisationtechnical-communication/ Master Communication Studies (CS) !! Important !! - Register your Master CS study programme We need to know which specialisation you will choose and which elective courses you want to take on in your programme. Therefore you need to fill out the registration form, which is available in your information package or online at: https://www.utwente.nl/cw/master/forms_manuals_regulations/registration-form-master-cs.pdf Please hand-in this form at the Study Counsellor Jeanet Luijerink in Cubicus C106 or you can also e-mail a digital version (email@example.com) If you have doubts about the choice of courses you can always check the course descriptions in the study guide or consult the study counsellor. Master Communication Studies (CS) Master Thesis CS: 30 EC Research project Detailed information will be provided during the introduction lecture of the Research Topics course, but information is already available online at: https://www.utwente.nl/cw/afstudeerweb/master/ Master Communication Studies (CS) Master Thesis CS: internal or external research project External means collaboration with an organisation or institute, which may provide a research context, case study or research population. Examples: When, for example, researching consumer behaviour regarding the effects of manipulations in advertising material or the intention to use / adopt new (social) media applications in consumer environments, a research context can often be found without involving an external organisation. When, on the other hand, (for example) researching aspects of internal communication or new (social) media usage within an organisation or between employees of an organisation, the involvement of an external organisation becomes more obvious. Master Communication Studies (CS) Master Thesis CS: internal or external research project Master Communication Studies (CS) Master Thesis CS: External thesis projects versus internships Involvement regarding content and supervision of projects involving external organisations +/+ Organisation Internship Bachelor Thesis Master Thesis -/-/- +/+ University of Twente / student Master Communication Studies (CS) Master Thesis CS: Topic orientation - #1 The Essentials (and Research Topics) course Research domains within the specialisations will be presented Domains are related to research interests of possible supervisors Gain experience in writing a research proposal (Res. Topics) Possibility to actually conduct the proposed research (Res. Topics) Other (elective) master courses Might contain possible topics of interest Also related to research interests of possible tutors Research interests of master theses supervisors Negotiate personal website profiles of academic staff A list is available on the graduation website Master Communication Studies (CS) Master Thesis CS: Topic orientation - #2 Current developments in society Possibilities to relate them to the content of the chosen master specialisation Think about a suitable research proposition related to communication topics Future career considerations Negotiate career websites (i.e.: www.villamedia.nl) Consult the thesis coordinator (Mark Tempelman) In cases you are not sure about the feasibility of certain topics If you want to brainstorm about how to connect a research topic to the expertise of available supervisors If you want to evaluate several options for research If you do not seem to find a good way to get started Education and Examination Regulations (EER) EER - BMS and Communication Studies The Education and Examination Regulations or ‘student charters’ provide information about the rights and obligations for students. There is a general BMS faculty wide student charter for the bachelor and master and there are programme specific charters for each bachelor and master education The student charters are available online at: https://www.utwente.nl/bms/examboard/general/regulations/ Rosters and Academic Year Calendar MyTimetable Your (personal) roster Available on the Student Portal https://rooster.utwente.nl/schedule Academic year calendar General overview of educational periods, exam periods and holidays: https://www.utwente.nl/ces/planning-roosters/en/ Please note that exam or re-exam periods are part of the academic year and that educational activities may be scheduled during these period. One thing to say………….. Have a very studious and pleasant time at the University of Twente and particulary in our CS programme!!