Communication and Public Relations

Vesalius College is closely monitoring the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community. Please note that since the start of the lockdown in March, Vesalius College lectures have taken place online for all programmes.
In the light of the current situation, we decided to move our Bachelor programmes online for the entire first semester of the upcoming 2020-21 academic year, until January 2021. We have taken this measure to accommodate prospective BA students who may be unable to travel to Belgium or get a travel visa in time. If allowed, VeCo will complement this measure by a higher number of events, such as guest lectures, that could then be attended either physically or online, to ensure students based in Belgium are still offered opportunities to meet each other, and to benefit from the College’s unique location in Brussels.
We realise that teaching is one of Vesalius’s great strengths and that this decision may be inconvenient to many of you, but we must recognise that Covid-19 presents a very serious threat to the health and well-being of all.
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Last updated 15 September 2020

The English-taught BA in Communication and Public Relations (180 ECTS) is a long-standing programme (since 1996) that 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, media studies and strategic communication, which are approached with an emphasis on intercultural differences and global trends.

Studying Communication and Public Relations in Brussels offers students the opportunity to study in one of the world’s largest business and media centres, home to the second-largest press corps. Students learn from experienced professionals from political institutions, media organisations and international corporations via guest lectures, and gain practical experience thanks to the internship programme. Our students can establish contacts and pursue networking opportunities that will be valuable throughout their careers. Vesalius College’s Communications department is an institutional member of the European Communication Research and Education Association, which allows our students to connect with other ECREA members through activities, conferences and seminars organised by the association.

Another element that sets this programme apart from its competitors, is the opportunity for students to develop, train and hone great skills to present ideas in the course of this BA, through the vast number of presentations that they will prepare and the many feedback opportunities the programme offers as a result of its small-scale, personalised approach.

Graduates of this Bachelor programme are well prepared to play a leading role in the communications department of political institutions, corporations, lobbying firms and media organisations. Our graduates 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.

The Brussels School of Governance is an alliance between the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vesalius College. This BA in Communication and Public Relations is a programme of which the degree will be awarded by Vesalius College.

Key Features

  • Very broad curriculum that allows students to discover aspects of communication they did not even know existed, to then further specialise in areas of preference and become a truly versatile professional
  • Experienced professionals bring their expertise to the classroom
  • Prestigious internship opportunities
  • Small, interactive classes with practical focus (incl. Capstone project)
  • Brings together students and faculty of truly versatile international backgrounds
  • Fall & Spring intakes
  • Supported by the extensive expertise of our Office for Teaching, Learning and Innovation to accommodate sophisticated blended teaching methods
  • Individual career advice sessions offered to students throughout their academic experience and beyond