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