Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe
The Master of Science in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe takes a critical and interdisciplinary look at the role of journalism and media in European societies. The Master looks at journalism and media from an economic, political-ideological and policy perspective. It pays attention to the impact of recent economic, political and technological developments on journalism and media. The Master zooms in on media and journalism in a European context, looking comparatively at journalism across Europe and at journalism in the context of European integration. It makes optimal use of Brussels with its range of European and international institutions and the many media, journalism and communication professionals working in and around those institutions. The VUB also offers a second Master option in Communication Studies with a focus on New Media and Society in Europe.Find out more
Students have their say
I learned to critically reflect on the latest trends and developments in the sector and measure their value to businesses, governments and citizens. Furthermore, not only was I impressed by the outstanding academic and professional knowledge of the professors, but they were all friendly and approachable.
Living in Brussels can be really challenging. I am impressed by the fact that the capital of Belgium is extremely international. You can meet a lot of new people here. I believe that the city can offer you a lot of opportunities.
The international character of the Master appealed to me because of the fact that the different cultures and backgrounds give different views on the same theory. It's interesting because it feels like gaining information from the people that experience it themselves.
after your education
If you want to continue your academic career, you can apply for a PhD position at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. All you need is a promoter, research subject and sufficient funding. Are you up for this challenge?
This master provides you with subject knowledge and analytical skills that will offer you multiple opportunities on the job market. Possible employers are:
- Media companies working at the European level or whose work is influenced by European decision-making
- European institutions working in the field of new media and society
- Lobby organisations trying to influence Europe's innovation and communication policies
- International companies with headquarters is Brussels
Possible jobs are:
- Strategic management positions related to innovation and R&D
- Strategic analyst of European communication markets
- Policy analyst for media and telecommunications companies
- Strategic analyst of user studies for communications companies
- Scientific collaborator or researcher in the area of new media and society in Europe
The VUB helps you to make your first step in the job market with workshops, networking events, job fairs, tips ‘n tricks for job interviews. All an ambitious student needs!
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