Bachelor in International Communication and Media Short Programme

General

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Program Description

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

Take our new one-year course in International Communication & Media and graduate as a full-blown international communication expert.

Thomas More’s International Communication and Media programme dive deep into subjects like intercultural communication, social psychology, international marketing, international media, globalisation, and innovation. Our Expert Classes bring the future of communication technology right to the classroom, immersing you in the exciting world of brand management and media.

Our students get to know the practical side of the field, thanks to hands-on courses covering graphic design, video editing and the production of web stories. All the latest technology is at your disposal, so what are you waiting for? Study, experiment and tell your story.

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Overview

Practice makes perfect

In this short programme, you will take all of the courses in English, together with a group of international students.

You will be taught by our own lecturers as well as by international professionals. An excellent opportunity to build up an international network.

Internship

Acquire a detailed understanding of the communication specialist’s profession. Prove that your communication plans work in a final project with an (international) business partner. Go international for your internship! Peru, New York, Shanghai, South Africa, New Zealand, etc. Where do you want to study?

Specific diploma requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for English bachelor programmes, these are the specific diploma requirements for the abbreviated/one-year degree.

Additional evaluation by study counsellor based on Earlier Obtained Qualifications (EOQ) for students with a Bachelor’s OR Master’s degree in:

  • BA/MA in Strategy and planning in Communication
  • BA/MA in Business and Society
  • BA/MA in Creation
  • BA/MA in Communication skills

Additional evaluation by study counsellor based on Earlier Obtained Qualifications (EOQ) and Earlier Obtained Credits (EOC) for students with at least 120 ECTS-credits (exempted EOQ), proving experience/expertise/competence in:

  • Strategy and planning in Communication
  • Business and Society

Courses

Semester 1

  • Strategy & Planning
    • Expert Classes Communication & entrepreneurship (3 ECTS)
    • Expert Classes The Future of Communication Technology (3 ECTS)
  • Concept & Creation
    • Graphic Design Print & Web (3 ECTS)
    • Expert Skills Graphic Design (3 ECTS)
    • Expert Skills Media (3 ECTS)
  • Business & Society
    • Test Bench New Technology (3 ECTS)
    • Digital Media Management (3 ECTS)
    • International Media (3 ECTS)
  • Communication Skills
    • Expert Skills: Writing & Presentation (3 ECTS)
  • Labs
    • International Pitch (6 ECTS)

Electives

Choose 1 of 3 ECTS

  • Package International Profiling
    • Survival Dutch
    • French 5
    • English 5
    • Spanish 5
    • Introduction to the Regional Focus Europe
    • Introduction to the Regional Focus North-America
  • Package Personal Profiling
    • Media & Diversity
    • Ethical managerial problem-solving
    • Regional and City Marketing
    • Intercultural Communication

@ work

  • International Internship (30 ECTS)

Admissions

EEA candidates

Application procedure
  1. Apply online: submit an online application.
  2. File assessment (+- 2 weeks) & Submit supporting documents (if you haven’t already provided all the necessary documents).
  3. If approved, you will receive a letter of admission.
  4. Register online.
  5. Start your student life!
Admission requirements
  • Diploma requirements:
    if you’re qualified to start an equivalent programme in higher education in the country where you completed your secondary education, then you’re qualified for admission to Thomas More. Additional requirements may be set for candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state.
  • Language requirements:
    you need to be reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).
  • Additional requirements for abridged programmes and postgraduates:
    Those applying to our abridged programmes and postgraduates will have some extra requirements to meet in addition to the standard diploma and language requirements. Please check the programme’s webpage to find detailed information about the requirements as well as the contact details of the programme manager. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or need assistance.

Non-EEA candidates

Application procedure
  1. Apply online: submit an online application.
  2. File assessment (+- 2 weeks) & submit supporting documents (if you haven’t already provided all the necessary documents).
  3. If approved, pay the tuition fee for 1 semester.
  4. Receive digital registration certificate
  5. Apply for a student visa.
  6. Register online.
  7. Start your student life!
Admission requirements
  • Diploma requirements:
    if you’re qualified to start an equivalent programme in higher education in the country where you completed your secondary education, then you’re qualified for admission to Thomas More. Additional requirements may be set for candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state.
  • Language requirements:
    you need to be reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).
  • Additional requirements for abridged programmes and postgraduates:
    Those applying to our abridged programmes and postgraduates will have some extra requirements to meet in addition to the standard diploma and language requirements. Please check the programme’s webpage to find detailed information about the requirements as well as the contact details of the programme manager. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or need assistance.

Immigration and visas in Belgium

  • Students coming from the European Economic Area, Monaco or Switzerland can enroll in an undergraduate degree programme in Belgium without a student visa.
  • All other students need to apply for a visa before coming to Belgium. You can apply at the Belgian Consulate or Embassy in your country or in the country where you legally reside.

Last updated Apr 2020

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