International Journalism (English)

Bachelor's Degree 

Locatie: Mechelen -Campus De Ham

We train the international journalists of the future

  • The programme aims at students who want to study journalism in an international and diverse context, with a clear focus on learning by doing
  • All the courses within the programme are taught in English.
  • Students are working in an English-speaking newsroom environment, with students from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • You'll discover how to find and make news
  • You’ll learn how to give a voice to people who are underrepresented in our mainstream media.
  • The programme prepares you for a job as a journalist, editor or reporter in radio, TV, print or online media.

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Study Counsellor - Care Coordinator
For all your questions about tutoring and facilities.
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Our own media platform: 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.

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Our International Journalism students take part in EUFactcheck, together with students from 20 other journalism programmes all over Europe.  

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Internships in the heart of Europe

Dreaming of an internship in the heart of Europe? Our students work for English language media such as The Brussels Times, Politico, Reuters,… all located in Brussels. Also outside Brussels, in Belgium or abroad, there are internship opportunities.

Education program

  • Structure
  • Courses
  • In practice
  • Personal coaching
  • Short programme
  • Structure

    First year 

    You learn the ‘journalism basics’: researching, writing, interviewing, taking photos, making audiovisual footage,… with a focus on news. You produce your first journalistic output: video news stories, a radio newscast, your own newspaper and news blog. You will gain insight into the world we are living in: you’ll take classes in media, sociology, ethics, politics, economics and culture.

    Second year

    You specialize in one medium: Text, Video or Audio. You are part of a newsroom with students from different backgrounds and nationalities and produce magazines, radio programmes or TV shows together. There are elective courses to develop your own profile. If you want, you can take editorial classes in Dutch.

    Third year

    You learn how to work in a newsroom environment with sharp deadlines and intensive projects. You produce a Final Work which consists of a portfolio of journalistic articles and reports or one in-depth story you work on during 6 weeks within the framework of our in-school newsroom. You also have an internship of 10 weeks at the editorial office or newsroom of a media company. 

  • Courses

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  • In practice

    Your internship in the third year will take place in an international environment. You can choose between interesting opportunities at international media companies in Brussels, or going further afield and do your internship in other countries, not only in Europe, but also in North or South America, Asia or Africa. 

  • Personal coaching

    We think personal coaching is very important, so there’s a close dialogue between teachers and students. You get direct feedback on your work and you’re developing a professional attitude. 

    Within the practical courses and projects you work in small groups. Teamwork is an essential part of the study method. 

  • Short programme

    In addition to the general admission requirements for English bachelor programmes, these are the specific diploma requirements for the abbreviated/one year degree in International Journalism:

    • Based on EOQ for students with a Bachelor's degree in the specific field of Media and Communication, with basics in Economics, Politics, Sociology and Culture.
    • Based on EOQ for students with a Master's degree at a Faculty of Arts or a Faculty of Social Sciences who obtained qualifications in:  
      • Media and Communication skills
      • Basics Economics, Politics, Sociology and Culture
    • Based on EOQ & EOC for students with at least 120 ECTS-credits on EQF level 6 (i.e. within a Bachelor's programme), proving experience/expertise/competence in:
      • Media & Communication skills
      • Basics Economics, Politics, Sociology and Culture
      • Basic Journalistic skills

Na je studie

  • The job of your life
  • Additional Studies
  • Working in Belgium
  • The job of your life

    • Reporter for a news media outlet 
    • Editor for a print or online magazine 
    • TV journalist
    • Radio newsreader
    • News correspondent
  • Additional Studies

  • Working in Belgium

    Search Year

    International students can apply for a new residence permit status upon graduation and extend their stay in Belgium up to 12 months to find work! Eager to launch your career in Belgium after your studies? No worries! We’re here to help you navigate the Search Year application process. 

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