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Program description

International Journalism

  • The abridged Bachelor in International Journalism programme is a one-year programme. 
  • It is intended for students who already have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of media and communication.
  • The programme aims at students who want to spend an extra year studying journalism in an international context, with a clear focus on learning by doing.
  • It introduces students to an international journalism network.
  • All the courses within the programme are taught in English.
  • Students are working in an English-speaking newsroom environment.
  • In the first semester you have classes and workshops on campus on a daily basis.
  • You'll discover how to find and make news.
  • In the second semester you do a 10-weeks internship and you produce your Final Work.
  • We have students from all over the world! Czech Republic, Germany, Peru , Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Uganda,... .
  • The programme prepares you for a job as a journalist,editor or reporter in radio, TV, print or online media.
  • Come and join us!

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

One year program

Semester 1

Compulsary courses

  • Basic Media Techniques
  • Media Project News
  • Media Project Stories
  • International Reporting
  • International Journalism Topics
  • Multimedia Skills
  • Research
  • Writing and Editorial Skills

Optional Courses (choose 2)

  • External Media Project
  • International Project
  • Media & Diversity
  • Graphic Design Print & Web
  • Graphic Design – Advanced level
  • Video

Semester 2

  • Final Work
  • Internship at Media Company

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

Your Future: Working Around the Globe

  • Journalist at a newspaper or news website\
  • Editor at an online or print magazine
  • Reporter for TV or radio
  • Researcher for a current affairs program

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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.
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