Media & Communication Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

This page is only for Exchange students that want to take IBCoM courses! 

This page lists the undergraduate Media & Communication courses available in 2020-2021. The course offer for next academic year (2021-2022) will be published here mid-July. Students coming to the Media & Communication Department for their exchange will be notified by the Exchange Coordinator as soon as the offer is available.

More information on the content of the courses can be found by searching the course on the basis of the course code (CMxxxx) in the EUR Course Catalog. Also make sure to review the Study Information page for more insights into the workload, grading, rules, etc. Please note that IBCoM's education is based on small interactive classes - therefore capacity is limited and attendance to almost all courses is mandatory. If you are a master student and interested in our graduate courses, please contact your exchange coordinator.

Instructions on how to register can be found at the bottom of this page. Before you continue, please make sure you carefully read the requirements below.

  • Restrictions

    • Media & Communication exchange students should follow at least 50% of their total number of courses within the Media & Communication department.
    • Students who study Media & Communication as their major, have priority when registering for courses.
    • Non-Media & Communication exchange students can take a maximum of two courses per term.

    Important instructions

    • You can only sign up for our courses through the procedure described below. Registration to our courses does not go through OSIRIS > Register, but through a form on OSIRIS > Cases (if deadline has not passed yet). If the deadline has already passed, you have to follow the Late Registration Procedure.
    • When filling out our course registration form, you must be aware of the schedules of your selected courses! Make sure you have checked that the schedules of your preferences do not overlap with each other. This is your own responsibility!
    • Lecturers are not involved in course registrations - do not contact lecturers for getting a spot in their course(s).
    • After the registration procedure and Late Registrations have ended it is no longer possible to be registered to any courses.


For enquiries, please use your EUR student email to send us a message via

Course Offer

  • Term 1 courses will be taught online or with a blended format. If you are not in the Netherlands, you can complete the course online entirely; if you are in the Netherlands you follow the course online too, but you will have some on-campus class options as well.

    CM0004 - Media and Communication Theory (Minor Course, 5 EC)
    CM2001 - International and Global Communication (BA-2, 5 EC)
    CM2030 - Media and Politics (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2032 - Current Perspectives on Popular Culture (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2033 - The Business of Media (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2034 - ICTs and Emerging Markets (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2040 - Media Campaigns (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2052 - Transmedia  Entertainment & Marketing (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2066 - Privacy, Surveillance and New Media Technologies (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2075 - Fundamentals and Practices of Journalism (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2076 - Diversity in Popular Culture and Advertising (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2078 - Management and Leadership in Media Organisations (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2084 - Television and Society (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM9001 - Corporate Communication (Elective, 5 EC)
    CM9002 - Communication and Organisations (Elective, 5 EC)
    CM9003 - Cultural Influences on Communication (Elective, 5 EC)
    CM9004 - Communication Technology and its Impacts (Elective, 5 EC)
    MINESHCC-4 - Fashion Industry (Minor, 15 EC); see this page for more information - there is only one spot available in this minor, and will be for a Media & Communication exchange student.

  • Term 2 courses will be taught online or with a blended format. If you are not in the Netherlands, you can complete the course online entirely. All classes have mandatory attendance according to the timetable unless specified otherwise.

    CM0030 - Made in Holland: Dutch Creative Industries (Exchange students only, 5 EC, Online, possibly with fieldtrips for those in NL, ends before Christmas)
    CM1012 - Media Industries and Audiences (BA-1, 5 EC) (Tutorials choice between on-campus and online, lectures online)
    CM1013 - Key Concepts in the Social Sciences (BA-1, 5 EC, Online)
    CM2011 - Digital Content (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online)
    CM2041 - Corporate Communication (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online)
    CM2042 - Communication and International Relations (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online)
    CM2043 - International Journalism (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online)
    CM2046 - Media Audiences and Effects (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Choice between on-campus groups or online-only groups)
    CM2049 - Global Advertising (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online)
    CM2050 - Media Industries: Trends and Strategies (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online)
    CM2052B - Transmedia Entertainment & Marketing (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online) **ADDED, ONLY AVAILABLE IF NOT FULL WITH IBCOM STUDENTS**
    CM2062 - Consumer Behavior and Marketing Action (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online but no mandatory attendance)
    CM2069B - Public Relations & Transparency (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online self-study, no attendance)
    CM2085 - Creativity and Innovation in Contemporary Business (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online)
    CM2088 - Digital Media and Health Communication (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online)
    CM2274 - Social Media Marketing (BA-2/3, 5 EC, Online)

  • Term 3 courses will be taught online, only in a (very) few cases a blended format is offered. If you are not in the Netherlands, you can always complete the course online entirely. All classes have mandatory attendance according to the timetable unless specified otherwise.

    CM1008 - Media Systems in Comparative Perspective (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM1009 - Communication as a Social Force (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM1014 - Communication and Organisations (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM2010 - Communication Management (BA-2, EC)
    **CANCELLED** CM2024 - Interpersonal Communication and New Media (BA-2/3, 5 EC) **CANCELLED**
    CM2026 - Intercultural Communication at Work (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2027 - Cultural Identities and New Media (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2054 - Media and Consumer Culture (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2060 - Cinema and Society (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2065 - Argumentation and Rhetoric in the Public Sphere (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2072 - Consumer Behavior & Marketing Action (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2073 - Media in Latin-America (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2074 - Social Media Marketing (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2079 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Media and Creative Industries (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2080 - Television in the Digital Age (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2081 - Consumer Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2086 - Communicating (in)equality in the City (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2090 - Technology, Media and Identity (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2091 - Media, Games, and Creative Industry (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2092 - Artificial Intelligence for Social Design (BA-2/3, 5 EC) **NEW, ONLY FOR IBCoM & ESPhil STUDENTS**
    CM2234 - ICTs and Emerging Markets (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM3010 - Communication Ethics, (BA-3, 5 EC)

  • Term 4 courses will be taught online, only in a (very) few cases a blended format is offered. If you are not in the Netherlands, you can always complete the course online entirely. All classes have mandatory attendance according to the timetable unless specified otherwise.

    CM1007 - Communication Technologies and their Impacts (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM1010 - Intercultural Communication (BA-1, 5 EC)
    CM2025 - Media, Children and Parents (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2029 - Digital Media Analysis (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2039 - Entertainment Media and Social Change (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2048 - War Representations in Media and Culture (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2064 - Cinemas in Context (BA-2/3, 5 EC) **MOVED FROM TERM 3 TO TERM 4**
    CM2069 - Public Relations & Transparency (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2071 - Science Fiction and the Media (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2083 - Consumer Behavior and Brand Loyalty (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2087 - Public Speaking (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2089 - Message Framing and Persuasion (BA-2/3, 5 EC)
    CM2252 - Transmedia Entertainment & Marketing (BA-2/3, 5 EC)

Registration Procedure

Registration to our courses goes through OSIRIS > Cases. During the specific course registration periods (see timeline below), you will be able to fill out your course preferences and submit your form there. Please click on "Start new case" - remember to disable your popup blocker and search for "ESHCC IBCoM Course Registrations Term X (Studyplan)." Please check the table below for information about when to register for our courses, and what the procedure is. 


Course periodRegistration period (Dutch time)

Term 1

27 July (9 AM*) - 12 August (noon)
Term 225** September (9 AM*) - 7** October (noon)
Term 3 & Term 421 December (9 AM*) - 13 January (noon)

* Do not fill out the form before the starting time of 9 AM of the opening day. Only forms submitted within the registration period will be processed. 
** Deadlines have been adjusted

Procedure (read and follow carefully!)

As soon as the registration period opens, you will be able to fill out a form on OSIRIS by going to OSIRIS > Case > Start new case > ESHCC IBCoM Course Registrations Term 1 (Studyplan). In this form you will be asked to indicate how many courses you want to take, and to list 5 preferences. A few days after the deadline has passed, you will receive an e-mail with the course(s) that has been assigned to you. This e-mail will also contain further information about workgroup registration and more. Note that IBCoM's courses are generally small-scale and therefore have limited capacity; please take into consideration that you might not get your first choice, and that the procedure is first come, first serve. Therefore, please only list courses in your form that you would be interested in doing, because there is a chance you get them assigned. In addition, always carefully check the schedules of your preferred courses to make sure they do not take place at the same time.

If a course has multiple groups to choose from you will receive instructions for workgroup registrations along with the confirmation email in which the courses are officially assigned to you.

Dropping or adding courses

When you get your courses assigned, you can drop courses by sending an e-mail to However, you cannot change them to other courses. To add courses, you need to follow the Late Registration Procedure.

Late Registration Procedure

If you have missed the deadline for course registrations, you can still join Late Registrations, which takes place in specific periods as well. 

Subscribe to the channel "IBCoM Late Registrations" on SIN Online and go to My Registrations (or to this direct registration link).

During a Late Registration period (from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM on the dates specified below), login on SIN Online select the course you wish to register for. You can only select one course per round. You can only choose the courses mentioned under the header "Late Registrations for non-IBCoM students."

Please note that the procedure is first come, first serve, and that Late Registrations are an exception for those who miss the original deadline. Missing Late Registrations means no access to IBCoM's courses - we can't make exceptions to exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.

Course period

Late Registration Period (2020-2021)

Term 1

18 Aug & 21 Aug

Term 2

27 Oct & 28 Oct

Term 3

19 Jan & 22 Jan

Term 4

23 Mar & 26 Mar