Master in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Master in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master of Science in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe takes a critical and interdisciplinary look at the role of journalism and media in European societies. The Master looks at journalism and media from an economic, political-ideological and policy perspective. 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.

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM


The programme consists of two semesters. It comprises one set of compulsory courses and one set of optional courses. Instead of choosing from the optional courses, students can decide to do an internship.

Compulsory courses:

  • Advanced Theoretical Debates: Journalism, Politics and Ideology
  • The Political Economy of Journalism in the EU
  • Current Case Studies in Journalism
  • Advanced Methods for Journalism Research
  • Brussels Talking: Europe, Media and Society
  • Master Thesis in Communication Studies

    Electives:

  • Traineeship in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe
  • Challenges and Mutations of Journalism
  • Traineeship in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe
  • Policy Advocacy and Media in the EU
  • Journalism Practice in Europe

    More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Direct access is granted for students with a Belgian Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies.

All other applicants' files will be evaluated by the Admission Board on an individual basis. Applicants with a bachelor diploma in a field other than Communication Studies may still be accepted provided they take a few additional courses in the form of a short preparatory programme (consisting of maximum 24 ECTS credits). This preparatory programme can be followed while starting the Master.

Please note: An academic BA or MA degree is required to apply.

In order to be admitted, applicants must be proficient in English.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 24, 2018
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
906 EUR
Information
Deadline
June 1, 2018
Locations
Belgium - Brussels
Start date: Sept. 24, 2018
Application deadline June 1, 2018
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 24, 2018
Belgium - Brussels
Application deadline June 1, 2018
End date Request Info
Price
EU/EEA nationals; 2950 Eur/y Non-EU/EEA