The BA in Communication Studies provides students with an in-depth understanding of how communications practices, theories and skills powerfully shape and inform the world we live in. The programme focuses on two key fields, namely, politics and business, and includes courses in public diplomacy, political communication, advertising, public relations, lobbying, intercultural communication, journalism and film. The curriculum helps students to understand the occupational, regulatory, ethical, technological, political, commercial and cultural factors in communications. Throughout the programme, students develop an understanding of human, mass and organisational communications and their social, economic and political dimensions. In addition to their theoretical education, students are trained to acquire valuable practical skills including the ability to find, analyse, critique, organise, write, edit and present information aimed at different audiences.
Graduates of Communications at VeCo are well prepared to play a leading role in the communications department of political institutions, corporations, lobbying firms and media organisations. Careers of our recent graduates include: communications & public relations, marketing & advertising, media & journalism, International Organisations (NATO, EU), policy research and political communication.
Vesalius graduates can continue their postgraduate studies in a wide range of fields, including in communications, leadership, management, marketing, PR, journalism, media management, business, and human resources. Our graduates who majored in Communications have successfully completed graduate studies in a number of prestigious universities, including Georgetown University in Washington, DC, the London School of Economics, the University of Edinburgh, Boston University, the George Washington University and the University of St Andrews.