Welcome to the Communication School of the UCLouvain (COMU)!
Our school is part of the Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication and is located on the sites of Louvain-la-Neuve and Mons.
International students joining a COMU Master's program must have a level of French equivalent to B2 as set out in the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
COMU is also present internationally with its master’s and Doctorate programs.
Every year we welcome international students under the Erasmus+ exchange agreements. Our students also go to study at COMU's partner institutions every year.
Students arriving as part of an Erasmus exchange program will have to take a language test in French.
For more details see the information from the faculty and the international administration.
Master’s degree in journalism
The master’s in journalism offers students the opportunity to develop a critical view of the world and current affairs and to consider a career in journalism (print, radio, TV, multimedia). Graduates find employment in journalism (print, radio, TV, multimedia); various communication professions; media analysis, research and teaching, etc.
Master’s degree in information and Communications Sciences and Technologies
During the last decades, the production and dissemination of knowledge as well as the management of information have been deeply influenced by the "digital revolution", in the fields of Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. This revolution has favored the development of media and digital technologies in the form of technical, informational but also social objects which have in common to fundamentally modify the relationship of their users to knowledge(s) and information.
The master's degree should therefore train students in the skills required to:
- identify these new issues of digital information management and knowledge mediation,
- design, produce, implement, and evaluate media devices that meet these challenges and
- train their users in the skills required by these new systems.
Master’s degree in communication
The master’s in communication aims to train students, tomorrow's communicators, in communication professions. The program enables them to acquire and develop skills in critical and strategic analysis of communication and to discover high-level professional techniques.
International Masters program
COMU also offers three co-degree programs:
Double degree in digital journalism (Louvain School of Journalism)
The double degree is a two-year master’s degree of 120 ECTS credits, at the end of which students will receive both the academic degrees of master’s in journalism with a specialized
focus: "Louvain School of Journalism" (UCLouvain) and master’s in journalism and Communication, Innovative Journalism orientation (MAJI) (University of Neuchâtel).
Triple degree master’s in international political communication and Democratic Risk (CORIS)
CORIS is a two-year master’s degree of 120 ECTS credits, at the end of which students will jointly receive the academic degrees of master’s in communication (UCLouvain), master’s in political science (Sciences Po Aix) and master’s in communication (University of Sherbrooke).
Double degree master’s in international strategic communication
The double degree is a two-year master’s degree of 120 ECTS credits, at the end of which students will receive the joint academic degrees of master’s in communication (UCLouvain) and master’s in communication (University of Sherbrooke).
Doctoral training is also organized within the COMU. Doctoral students have student-researcher status and join different research groups depending on the orientation of their research.
As researchers, doctoral students are affiliated with the Institute for Language and Communication (IL&C) which includes the Communication Research Centre within which there are three research groups:
For more information, visit the ILC website
Practical information about the organization of doctoral studies is also available via the website of the faculty
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