Degree Structure

To complete the bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at Vesalius College, a minimum of 180 ECTS is required. Most students complete the intense and rigorous study programme within 3 years of admission to the college. Students are also encouraged to complete a Study Abroad semester at one of our partner universities abroad and to take an internship via our prestigious internship programme.

The 180-ECTS degree programme is divided into several different requirements. Students usually start with the core curriculum, a set of courses that develop the relevant skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the College’s distinctive programme of undergraduate education.

In addition to the core curriculum, students take major requirement courses. Among the courses offered at Vesalius College, a number specifically emphasise communication within business, while others focus on politics.

To give students the opportunity to develop areas of personal and professional interest, Vesalius College also requires the completion of major electives and free electives. Students may also choose to complete a minor, regardless of their major. However, in order to obtain the ‘Minor’ classification, students must follow all four courses within that Minor.

The capstone course is offered during the final semester of a student’s major and provides an invaluable opportunity to make full use of all of the key learning objectives that the faculty expect the students to have acquired throughout the major. Students have an opportunity to work under the direction of an advisor on an extended research topic in Communications. This prepares them for independent research at the postgraduate level.