Applications open for Masters of Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Study ‘Journalism and Media in Europe’ or ‘New Media and Society in Europe’

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is now accepting applications for its two international Masters of Science in Communication Studies. One master is on 'New Media and Society in Europe', the other one on 'Journalism and Media in Europe'. Both programmes are one-year (60 ECTS) academic masters that attract students from all over Europe and the world.

Both Masters aim to equip students with the necessary analytical skills and subject-specific knowledge to work in the emerging European media and communication space.

The Masters include a set of topic-specific compulsory courses and a series of optional courses, as well as the possibility of following an internship at one of the many Brussels-based institutions, NGO’s, or media outlets.

Taught entirely in English, courses use interactive teaching methods that stimulate individual participation, and critical and independent thinking. Students take part in discussion seminars, and are guided to work individually and in groups on academic papers, essays, and case analyses.

New Media and Society in Europe

The New Media and Society in Europe master is a unique English language programme that focuses on the rapidly changing field of media and communication in a European context. It takes an original interdisciplinary approach and allows students to concentrate on market, policy and/or user aspects of new media.

More information about this programme is at

Journalism and Media in Europe

The Master of Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe is a one-year English-language academic master that prepares you to become a media and communications professional with a profound strategic and interdisciplinary understanding of journalism, media and communication in a European context. You will get a deep understanding of changing journalistic business models, of journalistic practices in the digital age, and of the relation between journalism, policy-making, advocacy, political communication and political ideologies.

More information about this programme is here:

Brussels – Heart of Europe, City of Communication

In Brussels students have European and international institutions right at hand. This Master will acquaint you with European institutions, important journalism and media players, lobbyists and NGO’s, and communication and media agencies. The Master includes a yearly lecture series with prestigious speakers from the European media industry, journalism and European institutions. You will also get to know the Brussels reality through organised site visits, and the possibility of a traineeship.

Application and Admission

The deadline for applications is June 1st 2017 for international students. It is advised to start the application procedure as soon as possible. Required documents can be added later.

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The programme is primarily aimed at students with an academic bachelor or master degree, preferably in the field of Social Sciences (Political Science, Sociology, Communication Studies, or related) or Economic Sciences (Applied Economics, Business, Management) with more than average results. Admission is dependent on selection.

Holders of a Flemish degree of Bachelor of Science in one of the Social Sciences or Humanities, have direct access to the programme.

 As all parts of this programme are taught in English and students must write their thesis in English, proficiency in the English language is an important prerequisite.

All prospective students need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English. For more details on how to prove English language skills see [insert link naar lijst met mogelijke bewijsstukken

Tuition fees

All universities in Belgium are subsidised by the government, which results in relatively low tuition fees. A detailed overview of the tuition fees can be found here:

Created by Juan Vasquez on 18/05/2017