• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The BA in Communication and Public Relationsn 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. 

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

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Writing & Critical Thinking
  • Global Ethics
  • Intermediate Qualitative Research Methods
  • Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Leadership and Personal Development Track

Major Requirements

  • Human Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Global Politics
  • Corporate Communication & Public Relations
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Communication Audiences & Effects
  • Communication Ethics & Law
  • Media & Society
  • Marketing Communication & Advertisi
  • Capstone in Communication & Public Relations
  • BA Thesis in Communication & Public Relations

Major Electives

Communications students choose three Major Elective courses out of the list below.

  • Gamification in Politics, Business and Communication
  • Global Communication
  • Photojournalism
  • World Cinema: History, Theory and Narration
  • European Cinema: Present, Past and Future Trends
  • Transmedia Scriptwriting
  • Video Production: Theory and Practice
  • Public Diplomacy

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Application form
  • High School Diploma
  • SAT or ACT (not applicable for students who have obtained the IB diploma, A-levels, European high school diploma, Japanese high school diploma)
  • English language proficiency test such as TOEFL and IELTS (Not applicable for students who have attended a high school where English was the language of instruction)
  • Personal essay (minimum 300 words)

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

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Funding

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