Erasmus Mundus Masters: Journalism, Media and Globalisation (MA)

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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 7000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 7000 per year

All study options

About Erasmus Mundus Masters: Journalism, Media and Globalisation at City, University of London

A unique two year Masters course, part of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme bringing together five leading European institutions in journalism and media education.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for students with a good first degree and some journalistic experience, and a strong desire to pursue a subsequent career in Journalism or a related field. The specialism at City, University of London is mainly, but not exclusively, focused on Business and Finance Journalism.

Objectives

This Masters course is part of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme.

Students study as part of a diverse cohort of individuals from around the world.

The Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation is truly an international course.

The first year is spent in the University of Aarhus, Denmark, the second at City, University of London (where students specialise in financial and business journalism) or at the University of Swansea (Wales), Hamburg University (Germany) or University of Amsterdam (Netherlands).

The Mundus Journalism degree explores the practice and performance of journalism and the media in the context of a new environment brought about by globalisation, modernisation, commercialisation and professional developments.

The course also offers some exchange opportunities for students to travel to one of the following three institutions in the spring of the first year: University of California, Berkeley, USA; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; or University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. There is a broad range of national and international guest lecturers from media and research institutions features.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

The course aims to admit highly-qualified students from a wide range of countries. Applicants will normally only be admitted if they have an honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution and should have the equivalent of at least three months' journalism work experience (including student journalism).

For further information about the selection process, see the main Erasmus Mundus Global Journalism website.

INTO City, University of London

Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Journalism.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0 in all categories.

If you have studied for one or more years in, or received a degree from, a college or institution in an English-speaking country, you will not need to present an English language test. (This education however must have taken place within two years prior to submission of the course application.)

English language programmes

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

The application process for 2018 entry will open shortly.

When applications open, you are required to submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Educational background documents
  • English proficiency test (where applicable)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of work as a professional journalist
  • Letter of motivation
  • Samples of published journalistic products

For full details of how to apply, see the main Erasmus Mundus Global Journalism website.

Questions should be directed to:

Bettina AndersenErasmus Mundus CoordinatorAarhus University, DenmarkE-mail: erasmusmundus@hum.au.dk

Phone: +45 87 162025

Teaching and learning

The Erasmus Mundus Global Journalism MA brings together five leading European institutions in journalism and media education.

Study Abroad

Between the first and second years of the programme some students have the opportunity to participate in summer exchanges at our international partners:

  • University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

Modules

Danish School of Journalism / Aarhus University

Semester 1 core modules:

  • Globalisation: Reporting global change (20 credits)
  • Globalisation and the transformation of the state (20 credits)
  • Globalisation, culture and the roles of the media (20 credits)

Semester 2 core modules:

  • Social science methods for journalists (20 credits)
  • Researching journalism (20 credits)
  • Analytical journalism (20 credits).

City, University of London

Semester 3 core modules:

  • Global capitalism: past, present, future (20 credits)
  • World of Financial Journalism (20 credits)
  • World of Business (20 credits)

Semester 4:

  • Dissertation (60 credits).

Download the relevant programme specification

Career prospects

Students from the programme have gone on to work for Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones, the BBC, the Financial Times, Reuters, China Daily, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Helsingin Sanomat, TV 2 Norway, Xinhua News Agency, Bangkok Post, Associated Press and Platts. Other students are working for international organisations, including the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Companies and the European Commission, and for international corporations including Morgan Stanley.

Career Prospects

Alumni of the course are now working in organisations including:

  • Financial Times
  • SunTec
  • Greenpeace
  • Savivo A/S
  • Bloomberg
  • Handelsblatt
  • Slovenian Press Agency
  • WirtschaftsWoche.
81.3% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

Find out more about the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15

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 study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 7000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

UK/EU

Full-time: £7,000

Non-EU

Full-time: £7,000

More about fees

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Please see the main Erasmus Mundus Global Journalism website for information about funding sources.

Alternatively, international students should contact their local British Council office for advice and guidance about scholarships.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

We will be able to offer 'Erasmus Mundus' stipends for some students entering the programme. See the main website for more detailed funding information.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Academic facilities

During your second year studies at City, University of London, you will gain practical skills in our state-of-the-art digital television studio, digital editing suites, radio studios, and broadcast newsrooms.

In 2014 we completed a £12m development projects for our Journalism facilities. These facilities were developed in consultation with experts from the BBC and ITN, and were praised by the BJTC. Our facilities include:

  • a television studio: enabling simultaneous multi-media broadcast and a major expansion in the number of news and current affairs programmes produced
  • 4 radio studios: enabling an increase in output and the potential to explore a permanent radio station
  • 2 radio broadcast newsrooms: high-tech facilities that enable you to learn how to produce a radio programme
  • 2 digital newsrooms: impressive modern facilities that enable you to learn the skills required to produce newspapers, magazines and websites
  • 2 TV editing and production newsrooms: state-of-the-art facilities that enable you to learn about TV production

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