Bachelor thesis COM

Conducting a thesis forms an important requisite of your bachelor programme. In the Bachelor thesis, an extended essay is written about a communication issue. The first step in working on a Bachelor thesis is the selection of a topic. You can either develop your own thesis topic or select an available thesis topic from the COM group. Please note that the topic of your thesis must always be approved by your supervisor.

Selecting a topic

It is advised, to choose a topic that is close to the research being carried out by the chairgroup, in order to ensure proper supervision and guidance. As soon as you have made up your mind, contact the COM thesis coordinator Christa van der Wulp. After discussing the possible topic(s) and the courses you have followed, she may direct you to a possible supervisor for your thesis within the COM group.

If you need some inspiration, here are some options:

    Avialable thesis topics

    Field of interest by staff member

    Jantien van Berkel

    • Worksite health promotion
    • Health communication
    • Behaviour change

    Pepi Burgos

    • Corporate and technology communication
    • Intercultural and marketing (online) communication
    • International management
    • Change management

    Severine van Bommel

    • Environmental communication
    • Interpretive analysis
    • Co-construction of knowledge
    • Social learning
    • Climate change

    Hedwig te Molder

    • Science-society interaction
    • Discursive psychology
    • Food and health
    • Science and technology communication

    Bob Mulder

    • Psychology
    • Interpersonal health communication
    • Behavior change interventions

    Hanneke Nijland

    • Human-animal & human-nature relations
    • Interpretive analysis
    • Framing
    • Complex decision-making processes
    • Ambivalence

    Marijn Poortvliet

    • Risk communication
    • Human-technology interactions
    • Social psychology
    • Risk perception
    • Sustainable behavior

    Reint Jan Renes

    • Social psychology
    • Behavior change
    • Health communication
    • Persuasive design

    Jorinde Spook

    • Location-based communication
    • Health communication technology
    • Real-time monitoring and interventions
    • Behavior change
    • Serious gaming

    Emely de Vet

    • Behavior change interventions
    • Health promotion
    • Psychology
    • Food and nutrition
    • Experimental research

    Jasper de Vries

    • Trust
    • Spatial planning
    • Sustainability
    • Persuasive communication

    Margit van Wessel

    • Citizen engagement
    • Civil society
    • Climate change
    • Advocacy
    • Communicative governance
    • Organizational communication

    Christa van der Wulp

    • Social justice
    • Communication interventions