Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication - September 2018

Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication - September 2018

APPLICATIONS 2018/2019 ARE OPEN FROM THE 1TH OF MARCH UNTIL THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

Why do citizens show such a lack of interest in Europe? The reasons are many and varied: complex subjects, decision-making that’s hard to understand, and an elitist culture.

Communication is an essential tool to mend this fracture. With greater information at their disposal, citizens can be motivated to become more engaged and have a greater influence on decisions. For that to happen, Europe needs new professionals, new talented people, and new kinds of training. That’s why IHECS created the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication (EPAC).



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Enrolment deadline: 30.09.2018

APPLICATIONS 2018/2019 ARE OPEN FROM THE 1TH OF MARCH UNTIL THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

Why an Executive Master in European public affairs and communication ? 

« The European Union plays an increasingly important role in all our lives.

Brussels, the capital of the European Union, is home to the EU’s official institutions as well as many lobby groups, communication firms, research firms and agencies all of which feeds into European decision-making. All of these institutions and companies need top quality public affairs and communications professionals.

To meet this need for top quality public affairs and communications professionals, the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Communications Sociales (IHECS) offers a specialised Master in European Public Affairs and Communication. The programme combines a practical framework on the functioning of the EU institutions and decision-making with practitioner led modules on strategic communication and public affairs. The focus for the Master is how to make practical use of the best public affairs and communication strategies to develop the right professional skills. By bringing together the academic and professional worlds, the course provides a platform for debate, action and innovation and as it fosters new ideas on how to develop communications in the EU.

The course is run in English and is based on a series of projects and  partnerships with the European institutions and respected communications and public affairs agencies and practitioners. Graduates of the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication will enhance their access to a broad range of European careers.
 The Executive Master course also benefits from its high quality teaching faculty who are from both the EU Institutions and top tier Communications and Public Affairs agencies in Brussels. Their knowledge and expertise, as well as their networks, are a major boost for students eager to embark on a career in European affairs.

Do you want to help shape the European adventure and its challenges? »

Laura Leprêtre - Teaching coordinator

APPLICATIONS 2018/2019 ARE OPEN FROM THE 1TH OF MARCH UNTIL THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

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Europe is everywhere. The European Union has an ever-increasing say on the law and policy of each Member State, in many different areas. It is the main player and cannot be ignored.

The European Union gives impetus, produces standards, awards subsidies, promotes mobility, and encourages cooperation among countries and regions.

The ‘EU machinery’ also powers tens of thousands of skilled jobs. There is a range of employment opportunities: the European institutions themselves (Commission, Council, Parliament, etc.) plus a multitude of bodies linked to or benefiting from them, such as lobbies, European NGOs, regional and local authorities, European communication agencies, information centres, European media, event organisers, and technical agencies, to name but a few.

This European labour market is growing. It requires advanced qualifications. Moreover, it now also needs a broad range of skills covering communication techniques and European public affairs. Communication in European policy is clearly a promising niche market!

10 KEY ADVANTAGES 

  • One year of specialised studies, in Brussels, in the heart of the ‘EU’s machinery’.
  • 260 hours of classes and workshops, in English, with an adapted timetable based on a couple of evenings a week plus some Saturdays.
  • A Jean Monnet Module, recognised by the European Commission.
  • An optional professional traineeship for three months minimum (the job is counted as a traineeship if there is a link with the course) and a supervised thesis (FR/ENG).
  • Teaching in small groups.
  • Active learning, combining theory and practice.
  • Top quality faculty from the EU Institutions and Communications agencies.
  • Partnerships with the European institutions and European civil society.
  • Focus on skills for the job market 
  • A stepping stone to employment, in an exciting market.
Our Alumni found jobs and internships within prestigious structures and european organisations such as :
 

For more information, contact us by phone at +32 2 274 28 13 or send an email to Aurélie Detavernier

APPLICATIONS 2018/2019 ARE OPEN FROM THE 1TH OF MARCH UNTIL THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

TARGET GROUP

There is no requirement for applicants to have done any specific ‘field of study’ in order to take this course, which includes ‘European public affairs’ and ‘communication techniques’. You can enrol on the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication via a master’s degree, for example, in law or political science, or via a master’s in journalism, public relations, communication science, humanities and social sciences, and so on.

English level

The level of English must be at least B1 (intermediate). In order to integrate more easily French speakers the final Thesis can be written in English and French.

ENROLMENT

Summary of the documents for the application form, to be sent to Aurélie Detavernier

  • A personal details form mentioning family name, first name, nationality, place of residence, address, telephone (fixed and/or mobile), e-mail.
  • A detailed covering letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Photocopy of the identity card and/or passport.
  • Full description of academic career.
  • Copy of the diploma(s) with an indication of the grade achieved.
  • If the student can prove they have a Bachelor’s degree as well as professional experience linked to Europe and/or the communication professions, please send a detailed note about this experience together with any documents proving this experience.
  • Any other document that may be required at a later date by the IHECS authorities.
Cost

3,450€ for the entire course. Expenses for the course material (books, magazines or printing of the course content) will be included in the total cost.

For this course, you can use training cheques (for SMEs and freelancers based in Belgium’s Walloon Region – agreement 17.1152)

Applications to be sent to Aurélie Detavernier, assistant of the Executive Master and to Laura Leprêtre, teaching coordinator. 

Duration

Academic year 2018/2019

Date(s)

2 evenings/week and 2 Saturdays/mounth from October 2018

Both semesters: Monday and Wednesday evenings 18h15-21h15

Sometime Tuesday midday (in situ seminar within the institutions) and Thursday evening (special guests) 

Site

IHECS Academy
Rue des Grands Carmes 27
1000 Brussels 

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