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English Bachelor's Degree

International Journalism



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New world, new narratives, new voices

  • Do you have a story to tell? Do you need your voice to be heard? Do you want to add some humanity to the often brutal world we're living in?
  • Our international programme gives you exactly the 21st-century perspective on journalism you have been looking for.
  • With course content such as climate or migration reporting, you are fully equipped for a job in the editorial offices of the future.
  • We also offer courses on new narratives in sociology, economy or history, coming from non-western perspectives.
  • Innovation is key: yes, we do encourage the use of AI in your journalistic work.
  • Skillwise you don't need to choose between text, audio or video: all three options will be in your resume.
  • You will work in an English-speaking newsroom environment, with students from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • This diversity enhances your learning experience, within the classroom and beyond.
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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

  • Where

    On campus


  • Our brand new three year programme has an innovative structure that blends theory with practical application, fit for a University of Applied Sciences like Thomas More.
  • In ten modules or tracks as we call them, we thematically integrate various disciplines, allowing you to explore interconnected concepts and develop multifaceted skills. You will follow each track over the course of 6 to 8 weeks, which allows you to really focus on the topics at hand.
  • Besides these tracks you will also get some basic journalism courses throughout the semester.
  • You'll not only gain a deep understanding of core subjects but also learn how to apply them in the real world. You'll graduate with a comprehensive skillset and the confidence to tackle complex challenges with ease.
  • During the program's concluding year, you'll have the chance to enhance your expertise not only in content but also in your preferred journalistic medium (audio, video or text).
  • 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
Introduction to Journalism i 3
Media Law & Ethics i 3
Journalistic Research Methods i 3
Investigative and Open Source Journalism i 3
Online & Digital Creative Skills i 3
Journalistic Entrepreneurship & Career Readiness i 6
TRACK 1 Meet the World i
Podcasting i 3
Diversity & Intercultural Competence i 3
Own The Room i 6
TRACK 2 Breaking News i
Shortform TV Reporting i 6
Shortform News Writing i 6
TRACK 3 Europe Today i
The European Agenda i 3
Foreign Correspondence i 3
Storytelling basics i 3
Social Media & Online Journalism i 3
TRACK 4 Global Perspectives i
New World Narratives i 6
International Affairs i 3
Debate & Critical Thinking i 3
TRACK 5 Human Interest Matters i
Phase 1 2 3
Human Interest Reporting i 3
Community Journalism Project i 3
Radio Reporting i 6
TRACK 6 Crisis Calling i
Conflict & War Reporting i 3
Digital Storytelling in Crisis i 3
Live TV Broadcasting i 6
TRACK 7 Migration Stories i
Migration Reporting i 3
Press Photography i 3
Longform feature writing i 6
TRACK 8 Climate Watch i
Creative Non-Fiction Formatting & Pitching i 3
Data Journalism & Infographics i 6
Climate Journalism i 3
TRACK 9 Let technology work for you i
Science & tech journalism i 6
Journalistic Innovation i 3
TRACK 10 Build your expertise * i
Expert classes specialized reporting 9
Internship i 30
Language Elective i 3 3
External Media Project i 3 3
Business or Media School Elective i 3
This course does not start in February.


Pioneering courses

We walk you through global perspectives, human interest matters, crisis reporting and migration stories. On top of that we give an in-depth course on climate journalism and all there is to know about state-of-the-art technology and innovation.

Internships in the heart of Europe

As a profession, journalism transcends borders. Envision yourself interning for English-language media outlets like the Brussels Times, Politico or Reuters, all situated in the heart of Europe. We also support you in your search for an international internship.

Growth mindset

We empower and encourage your leadership by offering a unique coaching trajectory, aimed at helping you to define your professional goals in life and acquire a growth mindset. We also work with a personal mentor in your final year to help you make the switch from student to entrepreneurial journalist.

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

Admissions Officer

For all your questions about Admissions & Application.
Available by phone 9.00 - 15.00 +32 15 36 92 50

Excited? Apply now!


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