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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 in Short Programme

  • The abridged Bachelor in International Journalism programme is a one-year programme.
  • It is 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.
  • In the first semester you have classes and workshops on campus on a daily basis.
  • In the second semester you do a 10-weeks internship and you produce your Final Work

Practical information

  • Admission requirements

  • Where

    On campus

  • Tuition fee


  • First semester| You work with students of different nationalities on articles and reports, which are published on the English language section of our platform. It allows you to work for a targeted and real audience. You learn how to find suitable topics and angles for your stories, how to do research and interviews, and how to structure information and visuals into a balanced journalistic piece. You also take part in projects for international journalism organisations.
  • Second semester | 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.
This course does not start in February.


Pioneering courses

We do not offer a course on Taylor Swift (yet) but we do teach all the ins and outs of good storytelling. We pioneer in the subject of journalistic theatre, a brand new cross-media format based on journalistic research and acting.

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?

Werner Goossens

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

Excited? Apply now!


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