IHECS FORMATIONS - Journalism & Communication

IHECS - Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales or IHECS - Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales was established in September 1st, 1996. Six colleges from Brussels were merged into the High School Galilee asbl (HEG).

Master's Programmes



Since 1958 the Institute for Higher Social Communication Studies (IHECS) has organised training in the field of journalism and communication by linking media theory and practice together.


The IHECS trains future press and communication professionals by offering different Masters degrees:

  • Journalism (Masters in Press and Information)
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Sociocultural Activities and lifelong learning
  • Media literacy


IHECS leads different pilot European journalism teaching projects. In particular it is co-founder of Micro-Europa, a network of twelve journalism schools, originating from eight European countries, which work to achieve common thematic broadcasts, traversing local, transnational and European foundations and offering exchanges on solid methodology and projects.

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Student Reviews

Young Belgian girl willing to discover the world
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

What worked : diversity of learning path (journalism/publicity/web/graphism/public relations,...), ability to put the theory in practice, quality of education, multiculturality What didn't work : weirdly, the communication over organisation

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good university with an interesting program that permits to develop many personal skills. They offer to you a great experience and support you during all the years of your studies.

Graduated with a lack of working experience
Charlotte Delmay rated 4 out of 5 stars

That was a perfect mix of theoretical lessons and practical experience. We made fictional communication campaigns for different clients, using traditional and new media. I'd really like now to improve everything I learned during my studies in a professional environment, especially the using of digital tools necessary for communication management and the organisation...

Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium


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