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Social Sciences (Communication Studies)

Ghent University

36 months
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1450 EUR/year
248 EUR/year
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About

Ghent University's Social Sciences (Communication Studies) is a joint project of Ghent University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. This English taught program throws down the walls between political science, communication sciences and sociology - enabling you to build solid bridges between them.

Overview

Key facts

Complex societies require complex thinking. In a world of rapid changes and shifting boundaries there is a growing need for minds that are capable of switching perspective and thinking outside of narrow academic boxes. That is why the VUB and Ghent University have joined forces to create an innovative model of interdisciplinary and interuniversity education: the Bachelor in Social Sciences (BScSS). Located in the heart of Europe and boasting a student body of seventy different nationalities, the BScSS provides a uniquely diverse learning environment that helps students to tackle the global problems of the future.

The first and the second year of Ghent University's Social Sciences (Communication Studies) program is taught in Brussels, at the VUB. In the third year you will start taking courses at Ghent University.

Drawing on the combined insights of three disciplines – political science, communication studies and sociology – the BScSS offers a three-year, English-language programme that provides students with the academic tools that help them to analyze and better understand the societies they live in. Throughout these three years you will become intimately familiar with the three scientific disciplines that build the core of our programme.

Labour Market

There is no doubt that your Bachelor of Sciences in Social Sciences (BScSS) will stand out on the labour market. However, the biggest added value of the programme lies in paving the way for ambitious follow-up trajectories, such as master programmes and internships. Your third bachelor year is designed to help you prepare for this choice. You major in one of the three social sciences composing the programme. It allows you to build expertise in this domain, but without losing track of the other two sciences. That way all choices for master programmes remain open, but you’ll have more insight on what you really want to master in. At the same time, this last bachelor year offers you multiple contacts with professionals from organisations gravitating around the EU institutions through guest lectures and site visits. It's a great way to start building your network, with an eye on the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Communication Studies
  • European History
  • History of Political Ideologies
  • Belgian Society and Politics
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • SPC Methodology
  • Communicating Scientific Knowledge

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We advise all European students to submit their online application before September 1st.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You can apply for this Bachelor programme if you are currently in the final year of secondary education or if you already have a high school diploma.
  • Students with an upper secondary school diploma from the Belgian educational system are eligible to enrol in this programme automatically. They meet both the academic and language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1450 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    248 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 248 EUR per year during 36 months.

EU students: 11,90 Euro per credit

International: 40 Euro per credit

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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