Master of Science in Communication Studies Journalism and Media in Europe Programme of 60 ECTS One-year full-time programme The campus is located in Etterbeek (Brussels - Belgium) The language of instruction is English Internship: 12 ECTS optional - in selected institutions and companies related to the subject area This master offers... • high-level education in the field of journalism and media • an integrated programme and interdisciplinary approach to journalism and media in Europe • teaching in small groups, using interactive methods that stimulate individual participation • excellent guidance in writing your master thesis • the possibility of writing your thesis in English, Dutch, French or German (the last three only on approval) • close collaboration with researchers from the centre for Studies on Media, Information You... • are fascinated by journalism and media • would like to get insight into contemporary developments in journalism • would like to learn about the political and Jobs... • This master provides you with subject knowledge and analytical skills that will offer you multiple opportunities on the job market. ideological dimensions of journalism and media • would like to understand how journalism functions as a business • would like to understand the diversity of media systems and journalism traditions in Europe • are interested in the European integration Possible employers are: • Journalism, media and communication companies • European and national institutions working in the field of journalism and media • Lobby organisations and NGO's • Think tanks process and its relation to journalism and media • would like to meet with representatives of Possible jobs are: • Journalist or media professional and Telecommunication (SMIT), the centre European institutions and companies for Studies on Media and Culture (Cemeso), working in journalism, media and international institution, private company, and the Brussels Platform for Journalism communication lobby organisation or NGO (BPJ) • organised visits to the European Commission, European Parliament, Committee of the Regions and NATO in Brussels • would like to study in the heart of Europe • Communication officer or strategist at an • Researcher at a university or think tank Master of Science in Communication Studies - Journalism and Media in Europe Programme This daytime programme consists of two semesters and can be completed in one academic year. Alternatively it can be completed in one and half or two years. It comprises compulsory courses including a master's thesis (48 ECTS), and two optional courses or an internship (12 ECTS). Partners Compulsory Courses (48 ECTS) Advanced Methods for Journalism Research Advanced Theoretical Debates: Journalism, Politics and Ideology Brussels talking: Lecture Series on Europe, Media and Society Current Case Studies in Journalism The Political Economy of Journalism in the EU Master's Thesis in Communication Studies Optional Courses (12 ECTS) Traineeship in Communication Studies Journalism Practice in Europe Media, Public Spheres and Public Opinions in Europe Policy Advocacy and Media in the EU Challenges and Mutations of Journalism (course at the Université Libre de Bruxelles - in English) Admission criteria Direct admission Direct admission is granted if you are holder of a Flemish Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Application based admission An Admission Committee will evaluate your application on an individual basis. The Committee can decide to oblige you to complete an individual preparatory programme of up to 24 ECTS for students with an Academic BA in the Human and Social Sciences or up to 30 ECTS for students with an Academic BA in another discipline. This preparatory programme can be combined with the Master's programme. Language Requirements Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. More information on language requirements at www.vub.ac.be/english/infofor/prospectivestudents/languagetest.html#english www.vub.ac.be/communicationstudies Contact: [email protected] Faculty website: www.vub.ac.be/ES Vrije Universiteit Brussel Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences & Solvay Business School Pleinlaan 2 B-1050 Brussels Belgium 08-2013/700ex.
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