Communication studies Journalism and Media in Europe
The English language programme takes a critical and interdisciplinary look at the role of journalism and media in European societies, situating journalistic and media practices in their economic, political-ideological and policy contexts.

Opening for applications for the Master of Science in Communication Studies - Journalism and Media in Europe, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 

The programme will be launched in September 2015 and welcomes students from different countries. The English language programme takes a critical and interdisciplinary look at the role of journalism and media in European societies, situating journalistic and media practices in their economic, political-ideological and policy contexts. 

Applications for the academic year 2015-16 are now open. For students who require a visa, the application procedure should be started before April 3rd. For students who do not require a visa, the application procedure should be started before June 1st. 

Should you have questions concerning the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us.

PROGRAMME 

The Master of Communication Studies is a one-year academic master on Journalism and Media in Europe (60 ECTS) taking a critical and interdisciplinary look at the role of journalism and media in European societies. It pays attention to the impact of recent economic, political and technological developments on journalism and media. The Master zooms in on media and journalism in a European context, looking comparatively at journalism across Europe and at journalism in the context of European integration. It makes optimal use of Brussels with its range of European and international institutions and the many media, journalism and communication professionals working in and around those institutions. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the programme allows students from all over the world.

It comprises one set of compulsory courses and one set of optional courses, with the opportunity of doing an internship as part of the programme. 

This Master of Science programme aims to equip students with the necessary analytical skills and subject-specific knowledge to work in the emerging European journalism, media and communication space.

 

More information about this programme.

BRUSSELS - THE HEART OF EUROPE 

Being taught in the capital of Europe, the Master's programme aims to get students directly acquainted with the European policy-makers and private actors in the field of journalism and media. To this end, group visits to the European and international institutions headquartered in Brussels, and a lecture series with journalism, media, communication professionals as well as policy makers are part of the official programme.

In addition, students are regularly invited to participate in all kinds of events, seminars and conferences taking place in Brussels and dealing with current issues in the field of journalism, media and ICT in Europe.

FOCUS ON CURRENT TRENDS 

The Master offers close collaboration with the centre for Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication (iMinds-SMIT), the centre for Studies on Media and Culture (Cemeso), the research centre Democracy, Signification and Resistance (Desire), and the Brussels Platform for Journalism (BPJ).

Students will be in constant collaboration with researchers from these international research centres and will have the opportunity to get acquainted with their work via internships, conferences and lectures.

A SECOND ENGLISH-LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION STUDIES MASTER AT THE VUB

The Master of Communication Studies - Journalism and Media in Europe is the VUB's second English-language Communication Studies master. The master on New Media and Society in Europe was launched in September 2011 and has been highly successful, so far having attracted more than 300 students from 40 different countries.

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

Applications for the academic year 2015-16 are now open. The deadline for students who require a visa is April 3rd, while students who do not require a visa must apply before June 1st. 

Do not hesitate to start your application before the given deadlines even though you do not yet have all the required documents at hand. Early applications are recommended. 

In case you cannot make this deadline for some reason but would like to apply, please mail to journalismandmedia@vub.ac.be.

An Admission Board will evaluate applications on an individual basis. 

Belgium has very moderate tuition fees. For a standard 60 ECTS programme, the tuition fee for EEA students is €830. Non-EEA students pay €2950. For more info contact journalismandmedia@vub.ac.be.

More information about admission requirements.



CONTACT 

For further information visit the website.

Still some questions? Feel free to contact us at journalismandmedia@vub.ac.be.

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Created by Hugo Durieux on 19/03/2015