The Master of Communication Studies is a one-year (60 ECTS) academic master with a focus on New Media and Society in Europe. This unique English language programme focuses on the rapidly changing field of media and communication in a European context. The programme takes an original interdisciplinary approach and allows students to concentrate on business, policy and/or user aspects of new media.
The programme consists of two semesters. It comprises one set of compulsory courses and one set of optional courses. The optional courses allow students to focus on three specific fields: business and markets, policy and governance, user aspects of new media and society in Europe. Instead of choosing from the optional courses, students can decide to do an internship.
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Digitisation of media, the emergence of the Internet and the mobile revolution have fundamentally altered the media industry. Formerly separate markets are merging. Old and new players are forging new business models. This master provides you with an in depth understanding of media economics, European media markets and mechanisms.
The European Union plays a crucial role in media and communication policies. It has tried to foster a single European market in media and services. Through several large programmes it has stimulated innovation and the emergence of a European Information Society. The European Commissions current Digital Agenda for Europesets the framework for the coming years. In this master programme, you will gain an understanding of European policy and policy-making in the field of media, innovation, and the Internet.
People as users of new media and communication technologies are central stakeholders in the European information society. The interplay between changes in new media and in the adoption of these new media in everyday life is important to understand social change in Europe. This master provides you with a deeper understanding of interdisciplinary user research in the field of new media.
This MSc programme will equip you with the necessary analytical skills and subject-specific knowledge to work in the emerging European communication space. Being taught in the capital of Europe, it will acquaint you with the European institutions and media players. For that purpose, the programme schedules a yearly lecture series with representatives of European industry and institutions, organizes site visits and offers the possibility of an internship.
The Master has a strong focus on current trends and is supported by state of the art research from two partnering research institutes of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel: the centre for Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication (SMIT) and the Institute for European Studies (IES).
The programme consists of two semesters and is completed in one academic year. It comprises one set of compulsory courses and one set of optional courses. The optional courses allow students to focus on three specific fields: business and markets, policy and governance, user aspects of new media and society in Europe. Instead of choosing from the optional courses, students can decide to do an internship.
Then the Master of Communication Studies (new media and society in Europe) is right up your alley.
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