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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 in Short Programme

  • The abridged Bachelor in International Journalism programme is a one-year programme intended for students who already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of media and communication.
  • The programme aims at students who want to spend an extra year studying journalism in an international context, with a clear focus on learning by doing.
  • Depending on your previous education, you will need to take a maximum of 72 credits.
  • Both in the first and second semester you have classes and workshops on campus on a daily basis.
  • During the summer you do a 10-weeks internship at an international news outlet.

Practical information

  • Credits


  • Where

    On campus


  • First semester | You will get a basic introduction to Journalism and Media Law and Ethics during the whole semester. In two modules or ‘tracks’, you will explore both the human side of storytelling as well as the basics of conflict reporting over the course of 6 to 8 weeks each.  You work with students of different nationalities on articles and reports, which are published on the English language section of our platform.
  • Second semester | You get courses in Journalistic Research and Online & Digital Creative Skills, besides two tracks focusing on Migration and Climate reporting.
  • You end the abridged programme with an internship of 10 weeks at the editorial office or newsroom of a media company during the summer.
  • 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.

Semester 1 2
Compulsory courses
Introduction to Journalism i 3
Media Law & Ethics i 3
Journalistic Research Methods i 3
Online & Digital Creative Skills i 3
TRACK Human Interest Matters i
Human Interest Reporting i 3
Community Journalism Project i 3
Radio Reporting i 6
TRACK Crisis Calling i
Conflict & War Reporting i 3
Semester 1 2
Digital Storytelling in Crisis i 3
Live TV Broadcasting i 6
TRACK Migration Stories i
Migration Reporting i 3
Press Photography i 3
Longform feature writing i 6
TRACK Climate Watch i
Creative Non-Fiction Formatting & Pitching i 3
Data Journalism & Infographics i 6
Climate Journalism i 3
Internship i 12
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 second semester 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.
Study path coach/coordinator & inclusion coordinator

Werner Goossens

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

Excited? Apply now!


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