*Vesalius College is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community. Please note that due to the current situation, Vesalius College lectures are currently taking place online. In case the currently implemented ‘social distancing protocol’ remains active in September 2020, Vesalius College will continue to organise its classes online for the start of the academic year 2020-2021 until in-person classes are allowed again. We recognise that teaching is one of Vesalius’s great strengths and that this decision will 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. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.



CORE COURSES (6 courses, 36 ECTS)

  • Introduction to Academic Writing & Critical Thinking
  • Global Ethics
  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Intermediate Qualitative Research Methods
  • Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods


  • Introduction to Economics*OR Introduction to Global Business
  • Global Politics* OR Introduction to International and European Law*
  • Human Communication
  • Media and Society
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Corporate Communication & Public Relations
  • Political Communication
  • Lobbying in the EU
  • Global Advocacy
  • Communication Audiences & Effects
  • Marketing Communication & Advertising
  • Communication Ethics & Law
  • Capstone in Communication Studies
  • BA Thesis in Communication Studies (Advanced Research Methods)
  • BA Thesis in Communication Studies (Senior Seminar)

MAJOR ELECTIVES (4 courses, 24 ECTS)

Any of the 200- or 300- level CMM courses that are not listed as major requirements may be taken as major electives, including courses from the summer programme:

  • Gamification in Politics, Business and Communications
  • Global Communication
  • Photojournalism
  • World Cinema: History, Theory and Narration
  • European Cinema: Present, Past and Future Trends
  • Transmedia Scriptwriting
  • Video Production: Theory and Practice
  • Public Diplomacy

In addition, students may choose the following courses from other majors. These courses count as major electives.

  • Social Marketing
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Big Data
  • Law and Technology
  • Western Democracy in Crisis: Post-Truth Politics, Rise of Populism
  • European Union Politics: Introduction to the European Union
  • Policies in the European Union
  • Internship

FREE ELECTIVES (4 courses, 24 ECTS)

Free electives are entirely at the student’s discretion.

For a full list of courses, please click here.