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Communication sciences see the human behaviour from a scientific point of view and focus on nonverbal/verbal and intercultural communication, as well as rhetorical studies. This field of study influences, on one hand, the interpretation of received information and, on the other hand, controls the way a message is being sent.

During a Bachelor’s degree in communication sciences, students learn how to explain communication issues and put their knowledge into practice through experimental design, surveys, focus groups, conversation analysis and interviews. Research is an important aspect of this study and is mostly visible when students enrol in a Master’s degree in communication sciences.

Communications sciences are inter connected to psychology, sociology, political sciences and other fields that target human behaviour and its evolution. The practical side is centred around mass media technologies. Graduates can find high paid jobs in public relations, online media, journalism and other publishing institutions, as well as in the advertising industry.

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Top Ranked Universities in Communication Sciences on ShortCoursesPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Communication QS Rankings (2018) Communication & Media Studies
Columbus, United States 1 21
East Lansing, United States 2 12
Austin, United States 3 6
Amsterdam, Netherlands 4 2
Madison, United States 5 5
Philadelphia, United States 6 10
Bloomington, United States 7 51
University Park, United States 8 29
Ithaca, United States 9 23
Evanston, United States 10 17
Seattle, United States 11 32
Ann Arbor, United States 12 18
Santa Barbara, United States 13 18
Los Angeles, United States 14 1
Urbana, United States 15 24
Amsterdam, Netherlands 16 51
West Lafayette, United States 17 51
Minneapolis, United States 18 -
Chapel Hill, United States 19 30
New Brunswick, United States 20 101
München, Germany 21 51
Lexington, United States 22 -
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 23 40
London, United Kingdom 24 3
Singapore, Singapore 25 14
Cambridge, United States 26 -
Gent, Belgium 27 151
Tucson, United States 28 101
Athens, United States 29 101
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 30 27
College Park, United States 31 51
Tempe Junction, United States 32 51
Pullman, United States 33 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 34 20
Antwerpen, Belgium 35 151
Oxford, United Kingdom 36 -
Tuscaloosa, United States 37 -
Buffalo, United States 38 151
Jerusalem, Israel 39 151
Fairfax, United States 40 -
Vienna, Austria 41 51
Mainz, Germany 42 101
Singapore, Singapore 43 12
Chicago, United States 44 -
Sydney, Australia 45 35
Baton Rouge, United States 46 -
Salt Lake City, United States 47 -
Brisbane, Australia 48 24
Leuven, Belgium 49 51
Stanford, United States 50 4
Washington, D. C., United States 51 151
Rotterdam, Netherlands 51 51
Tallahassee, United States 51 151
Atlanta, United States 51 -
Loughborough, United Kingdom 51 39
New York City, United States 51 16
Raleigh, United States 51 151
Nijmegen, Netherlands 51 151
Seoul, South Korea 51 37
Stockholm, Sweden 51 51
Syracuse, United States 51 51
Lubbock, United States 51 -
Washington, D. C., United States 51 101
Melbourne, Australia 51 31
Copenhagen, Denmark 51 51
Gainesville, United States 51 51
Iowa City, United States 51 101
Lawrence, United States 51 101
Leicester, United Kingdom 51 51
Mannheim, Germany 51 -
Columbia, United States 51 42
Norman, United States 51 -
Oslo, Norway 51 48
Knoxville, United States 51 151
New Haven, United States 51 15
Aarhus, Denmark 76 38
Provo, United States 76 -
Cardiff, United Kingdom 76 34
Baltimore, United States 76 101
Seoul, South Korea 76 51
Montréal, Canada 76 51
Notting Hill, Australia 76 51
Athens, United States 76 101
Seoul, South Korea 76 49
Philadelphia, United States 76 -
College Station, United States 76 -
Manchester, United Kingdom 76 -
Sydney, Australia 76 46
Brisbane, Australia 76 27
London, United Kingdom 76 -
Los Angeles, United States 76 9
Haifa, Israel 76 -
Helsinki, Finland 76 42
Leeds, United Kingdom 76 51
Columbia, United States 76 101
Toronto, Canada 76 -
Enschede, Netherlands 76 -
Uppsala, Sweden 76 51
Morgantown, United States 76 -
Seoul, South Korea 76 51
Berkeley, United States - 6
London, United Kingdom - 8
New York City, United States - 11
Cambridge, United States - 22
Tokyo, Japan - 26
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 32
London, United Kingdom - 35
Minneapolis, United States - 40
Pamplona, Spain - 42
Chicago, United States - 45
London, United Kingdom - 47
Santiago, Chile - 50
Bologna, Italy - 101
Providence, United States - 101
Pittsburgh, United States - 101
Geelong, Australia - 101
Shanghai, China - 101
Southport, Australia - 101
Kyoto, Japan - 101
Lancaster, United Kingdom - 101
Leiden, Netherlands - 101
Lund, Sweden - 101
Taipei, Taiwan - 101
London, United Kingdom - 101
Burnaby, Canada - 101
London, United Kingdom - 101
Milano, Italy - 101
South Perth, Australia - 101
Paris, France - 101
Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia - 101
Barcelona, Spain - 101
Bergen, Norway - 101
Bristol, United Kingdom - 101
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 101
Davis, United States - 101
Boulder, United States - 101
Norwich, United Kingdom - 101
Groningen, Netherlands - 101
Amherst Center, United States - 101
South Miami, United States - 101
Montréal, Canada - 101
Québec, Canada - 101
Odense, Denmark - 101
Stirling, United Kingdom - 101
Tampere, Finland - 101
York, United Kingdom - 101
Utrecht, Netherlands - 101
Wellington, New Zealand - 101
Tokyo, Japan - 101
Sydney, Australia - 101
Toronto, Canada - 101
Hangzhou, China - 101
London, United Kingdom - 151
Newton, United States - 151
Bournemouth, United Kingdom - 151
Prague, Czech Republic - 151
Montreal West, Canada - 151
Dublin, Ireland - 151
Seoul, South Korea - 151
Seoul, South Korea - 151
Kazan, Russia - 151
Madrid, Spain - 151
Melbourne, Australia - 151
Moscow, Russia - 151
Hsinchu, Taiwan - 151
Moscow, Russia - 151
Bogotá, Colombia - 151
Belfast, United Kingdom - 151
Grahamstown, South Africa - 151
Aachen, Germany - 151
Roma, Italy - 151
Shanghai, China - 151
Melbourne, Australia - 151
Monterrey, Mexico - 151
Milano, Italy - 151
Münster, Germany - 151
George Town, Malaysia - 151
Adelaide, Australia - 151
Calgary, Canada - 151
Santa Cruz, United States - 151
Cape Town, South Africa - 151
Granada, Spain - 151
Hamburg, Germany - 151
Honolulu, United States - 151
Leipzig, Germany - 151
Dunedin, New Zealand - 151
Pittsburgh, United States - 151
University, United States - 151
Tartu, Estonia - 151
Johannesburg, South Africa - 151
Wollongong, Australia - 151
Barcelona, Spain - 51
Boston, United States - 51
London, United Kingdom - 51
Berlin Steglitz, Germany - 51
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 51
Mitte, Germany - 51
Sydney, Australia - 51
Mexico City, Mexico - 51
Taipei, Taiwan - 51
Beijing, China - 51
Barcelona, Spain - 51
Melbourne, Australia - 51
London, United Kingdom - 51
New York City, United States - 51
Beijing, China - 51
Madrid, Spain - 51
Edmonton, Canada - 51
Auckland, New Zealand - 51
Birmingham, United Kingdom - 51
Irvine, United States - 51
San Diego, United States - 51
Glasgow, United Kingdom - 51
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 51
Nottingham, United Kingdom - 51
São Paulo, Brazil - 51
Sheffield, United Kingdom - 51
Brighton, United Kingdom - 51
Sydney, Australia - 51
Coventry, United Kingdom - 51
Brussels, Belgium - 51