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Communication Studies and Business Studies

Master (2 years) of Communication Studies and Business Studies, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

Would you like to work with communication in international organisations?

The master’s programme Communication Studies + Business Studies will qualify you to work with communication in organisations that operate across borders and nationalities, creating high demand for both external and internal communication.

With insights into the many communicative aspects that influence the development of organisations in increasingly mediatized and globalized societies, such as the creation of value, innovation and relation with stakeholders, you will be able to plan and develop internal and external communication for different target groups.

You will acquire skills in creating effective and engaging strategic communication to relevant target groups, as well as the sharing of knowledge between relevant participants. You will develop competences to undertake communicative tasks like PR, branding, crisis communication, as well as leadership and project management in an international context.


The combination will equip you to work as a communication professional in private and public organisations, or as an independent communication consultant. Previous students who have studied in Communication Studies at Roskilde University are currently working as:

  • Digital communication officer at Médecins du MondeCommunication manager
  • Content manager at Better collectiveProject
  • Coordinator at eCapacityOnline
  • Communications Assistant at UNOPS
  • Communication and Partnership Officer at UNOPS
  • Communications Consultant at Comet Consular Services
  • Communication & Promotion Officer at Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • SEO & Social Media Wizard at SimpleSite
  • Communications Officer at Australian Red Cross

The master degree qualifies graduates to start on a PhD programme.

Academic staff

Academic staff Communication Studies
Academic staff Business Studies

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Studies and Business Studies 
Language of tuition: English

Reverse combination?

Please note, that you can also study the reverse combination of this programme. In practice, this affects which of the two subjects you will write your thesis in. Once you are enrolled, it is not possible to switch combinations. 


Get an overview of the admission requirements that you must fulfil in order to be considered for admission as a master's student:
How and where to apply

At RUC, you can also enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student:
Admission for Exchange Students
Admission for Guest Students

Tuition fees

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

Further Information

Application Deadlines

September entry (EU/EEA citizens and tuition fee waivers)

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

September entry (non-EU/EEA citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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