• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The BA in Communication and Public Relations n at Vesalius College Brussels takes a global approach to communication studies, which is crucial in a field where new technologies and forms of communication have shrunk time and space. The programme  focuses on two key fields, namely, media studies and strategic communication, which are studied from a global angle which emphasizes intercultural differences and the global trends that shape them. 

Example courses include courses in public diplomacy, political communication, advertising, public relations, lobbying, intercultural communication, journalism and film. In addition to their theoretical education, students are trained to acquire valuable practical skills including the ability to find, analyse, critique, organise, write, edit and present information aimed at different audiences.

Career perspectives

Graduates of Communication and Public Relations at VeCo are well prepared to play a leading role in the communications department of political institutions, corporations, lobbying firms and media organisations. Careers of our recent graduates include: communications & public relations, marketing & advertising, media & journalism, International Organisations (NATO, EU), policy research and political communication.

Communication and Public Relations graduates can continue their postgraduate studies in a wide range of fields, including in communications, leadership, management, marketing, PR, journalism, media management, business, and human resources. 

Important update

As one of the first higher education institutions to offer Bachelor's degrees in English, Vesalius College has decided to move its Bachelor programmes online for the entire first semester (Fall 2020) on the upcoming academic year, until January 2021. With this move, Vesalius aims to accommodate its many applicants from abroad, who are unsure to be able to travel to Belgium, or get a travel visa in time, ahead of start of next academic year.

Accreditation

Vesalius College is registered with the Flemish government of Belgium as an institution of higher education, and its Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees have been granted accredited status by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO, Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie), an organisation established to ensure the quality of higher education in both the Netherlands and Flanders.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Communication
  • Media and Society
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Corporate Communication & Public Relations
  • Political Communication
  • Lobbying in the EU
  • Global Advocacy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Vesalius College seeks students who are able to meet the challenges of our academic programme and are willing to participate fully in the intellectual and social life of the College in a spirit of openness and tolerance. 
  • Admission to the College is selective and holistic. We accept only students whose records indicate that they possess the qualities needed to achieve academic success in the degree programme of their choice. We will review not only the student’s academic records and test results, but will also put a strong emphasis on the essay and extracurricular activities. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brussels

  • 885 - 1310 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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