2023-2024 / PSTG0040-1

Work placement


120h Internship

Number of credits

 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)10 crédits 


Geoffrey Geuens

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

To complete their training in communications on a professional level and to allow them to personalise their studies, every student is required to do a 120-hour placement in the internal or external communications department (public relations, press service, etc.) of a national and/or international intercultural institution, which is active in the culture sector, in the strict sense of the term, or connected to associations, or even politics (political parties, Belgian or European institutions, international organisations, etc.).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The placement has several objectives: firstly, to confront students and the theory they have learnt with the realities on the ground, by immersing them in the daily world of communications; secondly, to allow students to add the finishing touches to their training through the contact they have with the communications professionals supporting them; finally, to give students the chance to demonstrate their skills by producing their own work. It should also be emphasised that the placement offers students the possibility of choosing a place where they can tackle issues that could be the subject of their dissertation.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

- Master the various registers used when writing communications material;  - demonstrate an interest in communications' practices and professions;  - have good knowledge of the host institution. 

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

During the placement, students will demonstrate their know-how by producing their own pieces of work. They will also have to write a placement report and attach a copy of their own work.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Duration (120 hours): one month to be agreed with the host institution.

Recommended or required readings

Compulsory reading: YES (see "course notes")

Written work / report

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