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English Bachelor's Degree

International Journalism



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New world, new narratives, new voices

  • The programme aims at students who want to study journalism in an international and diverse context, with a clear focus on learning by doing.
  • All the courses within the programme are taught in English.
  • Students are working in an English-speaking newsroom environment, with students from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • You'll discover how to find and make news.
  • You’ll learn how to give a voice to people who are underrepresented in our mainstream media.
  • The programme prepares you for a job as a journalist, editor or reporter in radio, TV, print or online media.
Studenten journlistiek in de radiostudio van Thomas More

The programme in short

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International Journalism

  • Are you taking this course in a full-time program? You can complete your studies in three years.
  • You will take 180 credits divided into three phases.
  • You take classes during the week in daytime classes.
  • Your internship in the third year will take place in an international environment.

Practical information

  • Admission requirements

  • Where

    On campus

  • Tuition fee


  • First year | You learn the ‘journalism basics’: researching, writing, interviewing, taking photos, making audiovisual footage,… with a focus on news. You produce your first journalistic output: video news stories, a radio newscast, your own newspaper and news blog. You will gain insight into the world we are living in: you’ll take classes in media, sociology, ethics, politics, economics and culture.
  • Second year | You specialize in one medium: Text, Video or Audio. You are part of a newsroom with students from different backgrounds and nationalities and produce magazines, radio programmes or TV shows together. There are elective courses to develop your own profile. If you want, you can take editorial classes in Dutch.
  • Third year | You learn how to work in a newsroom environment with sharp deadlines and intensive projects. You produce a Final Work which consists of a portfolio of journalistic articles and reports or one in-depth story you work on during 6 weeks within the framework of our in-school newsroom. You also have an internship of 10 weeks at the editorial office or newsroom of a media company.

Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

  • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
  • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide.
Phase 1 2 3
Compulsory courses
How to Get News 3
How to Interview 3
How to Write 3
Photography 3
Elements of Video 3
Own the Room 3
Online Research 3
Workshop Newspaper 3
Workshop Tv News 3
Workshop Radio News 3
Workshop News Blog and Social Media 3
Story-based Research and Data Journalism* 3
Reporting the city* 3
Writing for Online Media* 3
Digital Creative Skills* 3
International Reporting 3
Transmedia Storytelling 3
English for Journalists 3
Award-Winning Journalism 3
New World Narratives 3
Visual Culture 3
Meet the World 3
Surviving Europe 3
World Politics* 6
Media and Diversity* 3
Media Analysis* 3
Media Law* 3
Critical Thinking* 3
Journalistic entrepeneurship 3
External Media Project 3
Expert classes Final Work 3
Final Work 15
Journalism Internship 15
Phase 1 2 3
Medium Focus - choose one 18 12
Writing for Print* 3
Graphic Design* 3
Press Photography* 3
Print Magazine* 6
Online Magazine* 3
News Lab Text 6
Story Lab Text 6
Writing for Video* 3
Video Camera and Editing* 3
Presenting for TV* 3
Studio Programma TV* 6
Video Reportage* 3
News Lab Video 6
Story Lab Video 6
Writing for Audio* 3
Audio Recording and Editing* 3
Presenting for Radio* 3
Radio Programme* 6
Podcast and Reportage* 3
News Lab Audio 6
Story Lab Audio 6
Electives 12 12
Dutch for Beginners 6
Schrijven & Workshop Nieuwsblog 6
Foreign Language of choice 6
French for Beginners 6
Media French 6
Spanish 6
International Project* 3
Community Journalism* 3
External portfolio* 3
Short summer Internship* 3
Media French* 3
Spanish* 3
This course does not start in February.


In practice

Your internship in the third year will take place in an international environment. You can choose between interesting opportunities at international media companies in Brussels, or going further afield and do your internship in other countries, not only in Europe, but also in North or South America, Asia or Africa.

Studenten journlistiek in de radiostudio van Thomas More

Personal coaching

We think personal coaching is very important, so there’s a close dialogue between teachers and students. You get direct feedback on your work and you’re developing a professional attitude. Within the practical courses and projects you work in small groups. Teamwork is an essential part of the study method.

Got questions?

Programme Manager

Kris Vanhemelryck

For all your questions about the programme.

Werner Goossens

For all your questions about tutoring and facilities. +32 15 36 91 50

Excited? Apply now!


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