Journalism, Media and Globalisation (MA)

Denmark

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The award
MA

How long you will study
4 Semester

Domestic course fees
EUR 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 18000 per year

All study options

About Journalism, Media and Globalisation at Aarhus University

The Erasmus Mundus Master's in Journalism, Media and Globalisation offers a unique educational experience. Students on the programme study and live in at least two European countries. They engage in lively and insightful discussions with classmates from around the world in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment that is both international and ambitious.

The MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation rests on a collaboration between the social sciences and the humanities and between theoretical and practice-oriented approaches. The fruit of this cross-disciplinary approach is a joint understanding that cuts across academic disciplines, journalistic genres, and geographical and cultural settings.

The degree has been a part of the Erasmus Mundus study programme since 2005 and has continually evolved in order to best prepare students for the global changes that increasingly challenge the traditional boundaries between media, politics, technology, and culture.

LEARN AT LEADING INSTITUTIONS

Students spend their first year jointly between Aarhus University - taught by faculty from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Information and Media Studies - and the highly respected Danish School of Media and Journalism. In year two, the programme splits into three specialisations offered by some of Europe's leading universities.

This allows students to customise their studies in the following areas:

  • Politics and Communication at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Totalitarianism and Transition at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Business & Innovation at City, University of London in the United Kingdom

Visit www.mundusjournalism.com for more information about the MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation.

STUDENT LIFE

As an Erasmus Mundus student, you can expect a cultural experience both inside the classroom and out. The programme brings together students from all around the world to join a tight-knit community of inspired and talented young professionals in Aarhus.

Students are also offered a number of extra-curricular activities in which they can try out their theoretical skills in practice. In Aarhus, Erasmus Mundus students have set up two media platforms - Jutland Station, an online magazine, and Planet Mundus, a radio outlet covering everything from politics to sport in Aarhus from an international perspective. Similar initiatives are found at the partner universities.

CAREERS

Graduates of the MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation have found jobs in international journalism, as editors or reporters at news institutions around the world, and in communication at international companies and organisations. After studying with an international group of young journalists and communications professionals, students can expect to leave the programme with an extensive network of professional contacts and friends around the world.

Graduates are eligible to apply for PhD programmes at Aarhus University and elsewhere.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Students are awarded a joint degree from Aarhus University and from one of the European specialisation universities. In addition, students can apply to complete 30 ECTS at a partner university in the second semester of year one - choosing between the University of California Berkeley, California, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Fudan University Shanghai, the University of Cape Town, South Africa, or the University of Hamburg, Germany, Lebanese American University in Lebanon City, University of London in United Kingdom, Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom. Alternatively, students can now also choose to replace their elective in the second semester in year one with an approved internship.

ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIPS

The Mundus Journalism Consortium offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus student scholarships, funded by the EU, for students admitted to the Mundus Journalism Masters course in 2021.

Category A scholarships of up to EUR 49,000 for the two-year programme:

  • Category A scholarships are open to citizens and/or residents of any country other than the EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, provided that they are not currently resident in those countries and have not carried out significant activity (studies or work) in any of those countries for more than a total of twelve months in the last five years.

Category B scholarships of up to EUR 40,000 for the two-year programme:

  • Category B scholarships are open to citizens and/or residents of the EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, as well as to students who do not meet the Category A criteria as defined above.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 semester
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 9000 per yearInternational course feesEUR 18000 per year

Entry requirements

In general, admission to a Master’s degree programme requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS). All applications must also fulfil the English language requirements.

Find more information about the admission requirements, application procedure and deadlines at Aarhus University.

In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the Journalism, Media and Globalisation programme, which can be found on the Journalism, Media and Globalisation study programme page.

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