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International Communication and Media (1 year)

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
Start dates


Program description

International Communication and Media (1 year)

Do you want to become an international communication manager? And do you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of marketing, communication or journalism? Then we have great news!

Enroll for our new one-year programme in International Communication and Media and graduate as a full-blown international communication expert.

You can specialize in one of the two tracks:

  • Branding & Activation(starting September 2020)
  • Public &Corporate Affairs(starting February 2021)

Each track offers a combination of expert classes, media skills, and real-world pitches in SCRUM teams. During your internship you develop your professional communication skills and acquire job focus.

All courses are taught in English. Come join students from all over the world and enroll today.

Admission requirements

Language Conditions

English Language Conditions for all English-taught Degree programs

You can prove you are reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework), if you:

  • Obtained a Flemish secondary education diploma or a Dutch VWO-diploma, MBO-4 diploma, HAVO + propedeuse
  • Passed the ITACE test level B2 (in Antwerp, Leuven, Brussels or Ghent).
  • Obtained the minimum score (e.g. 6 overall band score on the IELTS test or equivalent) on internationally recognised language tests such as Cambridge Assessment English, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition are also accepted .
  • Obtained an English-language diploma in secondary or higher education from an institution of one of the following countries: United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Caribbean islands & South Africa. This implies that applicants who did not obtain their GCE A Level certificates in Australia, English speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA have to submit language test (cf. above) results.
  • Followed your previous education in a partner institution with which Thomas More has an agreement on language requirements.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Track Branding & Activation and Public and Corporate Affairs

Strategy & Planning

  • Communication & Media Strategy
  • Expert Classes Branding & Activation
  • Expert Classes: Public and Corporate Affairs
  • Expert Classes Communication Technology

Concept & Creation

  • Graphic Design Print & Web
  • Expert Skills Graphic Design
  • Expert Skills Branding & Activation
  • Expert skills Public and Corporate Affairs

Business & Society

  • Digital Media Management
  • Test Bench New Technology

Communication Skills

  • Writing & Presentation Skills


  • International Pitch Branding & Activation
  • International Pitch Public & Corporate Affairs


Package International Profiling

  • Survival Dutch
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Professional French
  • Professional English
  • EU Business Topics
  • French
  • Spanish

Package Personal Profiling

  • Public Speaking
  • Media and diversity
  • Regional and Citymarketing
  • Societal and Consumer Trends
  • Ethical Managerial Problem-Solving
  • Film and Media Genres
  • International Playground

Package Free Study Space

@ Work

  • International Internship Branding & Activation
  • International Internship Public & Corporate Affairs

Scholarships & funding

Thomas More offers a non-monetary scholarship to international students. You can get a discount on the tuition fee via the merit-based scholarship or tuition fee waiver.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

EEA Students

  • Fixed Registration Fee: €247,9
  • Cost First Semester (30 ECTS): €357
  • Cost Second Semester (30 ECTS): €357
  • Total Tuition Fee Per Year (Fixed Fee + 60 ECTS):€951,9

Non-EEA Students without Scholarship

  • Fixed Registration Fee: € 1,700
  • Cost First Semester (30 ECTS): € 2,250
  • Cost Second Semester (30 ECTS): € 2,250
  • Total Tuition Fee Per Year (Fixed Fee + 60 ECTS): € 6,200

Career opportunities

At the end of the programme you’re on track for an international career in communication and media. You can start working at an communication agency, a multinational company, an international institution, a worldwide non-profit organization, in international diplomacy, in the culture, fashion or sports industry, ... .

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About this institute

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Thomas More is the largest university of applied sciences in Flanders, offering more than 30 Dutch-taught and a range of English-taught bachelor degree, short and postgraduate programmes in the province of Antwerp. Next to that, Thomas More offers exchange programmes...

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Why study at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

  • Largest University of Applied Sciences in Flanders.
  • Trend-setting degrees
  • Dedicated and experienced staff 
  • International connections
  • Prepare for the real world.
  • World-renowned university association.
  • Our reputation precedes us

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Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Zandpoortvest 60
2800 Mechelen

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