Exchange programme | Journalism

Exchange programme

Location: Mechelen -Campus De Ham

Seek the truth. Use your voice.
Tell your story.

  • You are intrigued by what happens in the world and you like to work with language.
  • You will learn how to research, interview, write, photograph and film.  
  • You will also gain more insight into current affairs.
  • You develop digital skills in various media.
  • You specialise in the medium that suits you best: text and image, video or audio. You learn how to use social media professionally.
  • You are taught by lecturers with a journalistic background and top journalists are guest speakers and talk about their profession.  
  • You actively contribute to our own editorial team online 21bis.

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Leen Van Tolhuysen
International coordinator
For all questions on partnerships, courses and Learning Agreements
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Our own media platform: 21bis.be

21bis.be is the website of Thomas More’s Journalism and International Journalism students. Their target group also comprises international students in Flanders, as we have an English language section on the website.

www.21bis.be
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Factcheck it out: EUFactcheck

Leading up to the European elections on May 26 2019, our International Journalism students took part in EUFactcheck, together with students from 20 other journalism programmes all over Europe. Also this academic year we are participating in EUFactcheck. 

Factcheck it out!

Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • Overview

    The exchange programme aims at students from partner institutions who want to spend one or two semesters studying journalism in an international context, with a clear focus on learning by doing.
    All the courses within the programme are taught in English and students will be working in an English-speaking newsroom environment.


    The academic year in a nutshell

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide. 
    • A combination of courses from different programmes is not possible.
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    COMPULSORY COURSES
    International Media Project News YC1044 3 X
    International Media Project Stories YC1045 3 X
    International Reporting YC0693 3 X
    International Journalism Topics YC1003 3 X
    Multimedia Skills YC1004 3 X
    English Writing and Editorial Skills YC0790 3 X
    Crossmedia Project i YC0598 6 X
    Crossmedia Project XL i YC0699 12 X
    ELECTIVES
    Research International Journalism YC0872 3 X
    External Media Project YC1046 3 X
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Interview Skills YC1101 3 X
    Video YC0900 3 X
    Graphic Design Print & Web YC1031 3 X
    Media & Diversity YC0378 3 X
    Survival Dutch YR0118 3 X
    Survival Dutch YR0381 3 X
    International Project 2 i YC0471 3 X
    Media Analysis YC0474 3 X
    Media Playground 2 YC1006 3 X
    English 2 YC0555 3 X
    Intercultural Communication YR0382 3 X
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    COMPULSORY COURSES
    International Media Project News YC1044 3 X
    International Media Project Stories YC1045 3 X
    International Reporting YC0693 3 X
    International Journalism Topics YC1003 3 X
    Multimedia Skills YC1004 3 X
    English Writing and Editorial Skills YC0790 3 X
    Crossmedia Project i YC0598 6 X
    Crossmedia Project XL i YC0699 12 X
    ELECTIVES
    Research International Journalism YC0872 3 X
    External Media Project YC1046 3 X
    Interview Skills YC1101 3 X
    Video YC0900 3 X
    Graphic Design Print & Web YC1031 3 X
    Media & Diversity YC0378 3 X
    Survival Dutch YR0118 3 X
    Survival Dutch YR0381 3 X
    International Project 2 i YC0471 3 X
    Media Analysis YC0474 3 X
    Media Playground 2 YC1006 3 X
    English 2 YC0555 3 X
    Intercultural Communication YR0382 3 X
  • Conditions

    • Journalism Degree student at one of our partner institutions.
    • Online, print, radio and/or TV journalism skills

     

    • Autumn semester: 3rd year student (120 ECTS before arrival)
    • Spring semester: 2nd year student (90 ECTS before arrival)

     

  • Exam regulations

    Exams are organised in January and in June.
    The modalities to re-take an exam (online, on campus, dates,…) differ per course.
    Descriptions are available in the programme guide.

     

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

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