12 months
3850 EUR/year
980 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Become an expert in European media. The Digital Media in Europe programme at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) takes an original interdisciplinary approach and allows students to concentrate on business, policy and/or user aspects of new media.

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This unique English language programme focuses on the rapidly changing field of media and communication in a European context.

This Digital Media in Europe programme at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) gives you the unique opportunity to study in an environment with all European institutions right at hand. 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 Commission’s current Digital Agenda for Europe sets the framework for the coming years. In this master programme, you will gain an understanding of European policy and policymaking in the fields of media, innovation and the internet.


The traineeship is offered as an elective. The fundamental goal is to have practical training and acquire practical skills. The traineeship programme aims for students to operationalize and test, in a professional environment, the theoretical knowledge obtained in following the Master. This allows them to develop professional skills and competences while networking; all with their future career in mind. It also spurs our students to critically (self-) reflect on both the institutional environment and company/organization, as well as on personal development (knowledge-building, skills, strengths and weaknesses, ...) during the traineeship. 

At VUB, the Career Center bundles all traineeship options for each "branche", to keep an overview. In Brussels, these options seem endless!


All degree programmes offered by VUB are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), ensuring that they meet the highest predefined quality standards. Alongside this official quality control system, VUB has an internal Quality Control Commission in charge of permanently monitoring the quality of education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • European Media and Communication Policies 
  • Theories on Media, Technology and Society 
  • Brussels Talking: Europe, Media and Society (Lecture Series) 
  • Users and Innovation in Digital Media 
  • Critical Issues in Media Economics 
  • Master Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English language proficiency (see below for minimal criteria)
  • Academic degree(s) already acquired in a relevant study field
  • Grades scored in previous studies (upload all higher educational transcripts of records)
  • Quality of motivation letter, including the fit between your motivation and what we offer
  • Other relevant experience

  • The programme is primarily aimed at students with an academic bachelor or master degree, preferably in the field of Social Sciences (Political Science, Sociology, Communication Studies, or related) or Economic Sciences (Applied Economics, Business, Management) with more than average results. Admission is dependent on selection. Students from other relevant fields (such as computer sciences, engineering, languages) can also apply, but need to motivate extensively why they consider this program a fit with their future ambitions and background.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3850 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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