Introduction to the programme

Learn to plan and produce communication in global contexts

Communication Studies is a subject which you will study as a part of your bachelor programme at Roskilde University.

The bachelor subject in Communication Studies offers a set package of courses that build on each other so that students acquire fundamental skills in how to plan and deliver communication initiatives in a professional setting. Studying the broader communication process—from organizational strategy to communication product to its public impact—the subject takes into account the social, cultural, and technological contexts that both constrain and enable different forms and practices of communication.

You learn to:

  • Identify relevant communication problems
  • Devise a communication plan
  • Develop communication skills
  • Produce a communication product, i.e., a social media video
  • Analyse the impact of communication

Working to understand communication in global contexts, the subject incorporates theories and approaches that analyse the impact of media, culture, organizations, identity, and other key factors that influence communication.

All teaching and project writing in the subject module is conducted in English.

Daily life while studying

Communication has about 1,200 students and an active study environment, with students who spend much of their time at RUC. You have access to technical equipment, such as video editing equipment, image processing and layout programs, as well as a recording studio for e.g. radio production. Digital cameras, video cameras, tape recorders etc. can be borrowed and taken home. We are based in a large modern building with good facilities and a large cinema which, in addition to screening films, is also used for lectures and screenings of the students’ productions. 

Most teaching takes place in small classes, where the teachers have plenty of time for each student. You will participate in two intensive workshop programmes, where you will engage in the practical work of creating a media production that will eventually be shown at our "showtime".

Moreover, there are often guest lectures, where experts from Denmark and abroad talk about the latest research in the field of communications. 

The teams appoint a party and café committee each term, which is then responsible for organizing social events for the subject.

From bachelor to master

A bachelor's degree from Roskilde University will provide access to study a master's programme. Depending on which subject(s) you choose as a part of your bachelor's programme, your degree will provide access to one or more of Roskilde University's master's programmes.