Digital Communication Leadership - Specialization in Vrije Universiteit Brussel

University of Salzburg

24 months
8600 EUR/year
3614 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master in Digital Communication Leadership (DCLead) approaches the vast and recent field of digital communication from an interdisciplinary and international point of view bringing together advanced academic discussion with practical knowledge and skills. 


The programme promotes a non-techno-deterministic, social and ethical reflection on digital communication for future leaders of the field.

DC Lead is also offered in collaboration with the following academic partners:

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States
  • Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC), Ghana
  • Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Bresil
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
  • Journalism School at Fudan University, China

And the following industry partners:

  • Teracom A/S, Denmark
  • Discovery Communications Inc.
  • the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
  • Red Bull Media House GmbH, Austria

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Summer Symposium I
  • Storytelling
  • Introduction to Core Competencies I
  • Introduction to Core Competencies II
  • Theoretical and Methodological Skills
  • Digital Communication Theories
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Research Project
  • Track A, Digital Communication, Policy and Innovation in Europe
  • Module 3A: Specialization Module
  • EU Media and Communication Policy
  • Lecture Series on European Information Society
  • Summer Symposium II

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant for admission shall hold the equivalent of an academic bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic higher education institution, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS (6 semesters), or a master’s degree.
  • Applicants for the Digital Communication, Policy and Innovation in Europe (track A), should have a Bachelor or Master degree in Mass Communication, Communications, Journalism or Media Studies. 
  • Candidates with a bachelor or master’s degree in Law, Sociology, Education, Translations or other social science disciplines must have gained competencies in the field of digital communication through work experience to be eligible.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4300 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3614 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1807 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Our partners

Digital Communication Leadership - Specialization in Vrije Universiteit Brussel
University of Salzburg