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Erasmus Mundus Master in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (MSc)

Course Description

The two-year international Erasmus Mundus Master's programme in Journalism, Media and Globalisation explores the practice and performance of journalism and the media in the context of a new environment shaped by globalisation, modernisation, commercialisation and professional developments.

The programme offers students a unique experience of studying in two European countries. Students are spending the first year in Aarhus, Denmark, and then transfer to another university to specialize in one of four distinct areas of journalism: Media and politics (University of Amsterdam), War and conflict (University of Swansea, UK), Business and finance journalism (City University London, UK) , or Comparative and transcultural approaches (University of Hamburg, Germany). There are additional opportunities for an exchange at Berkeley, Sidney or Santiago de Chile.

This Master is not intended to train students to become journalists. Rather, it is aimed at those already working as professional journalists who wish to develop their ability to communicate in a nuanced and contemporary way about issues related to globalisation.

Studying Journalism, Media and Globalisation at the University of Amsterdam

The programme offers students the unique experience of studying in two European countries. Students will be part of a network of classmates from around the world, and will be able to draw on their peers' experience and knowledge. The Erasmus Mundus Master in Journalism, Media and Globalisation is offered by the UvA's Graduate School of Communication, in collaboration with the University of Aarhus/Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus (Denmark), the University of Wales in Swansea (UK), City University London (UK), and the University of Hamburg (Germany).

Accreditation and degree

Upon successful completion of all programme requirements, students are awarded a double Master of Arts (MA) degree from the institutions where they start and end. The degree title is ‘ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER in Journalism, Media and Globalization'

Students will receive two diplomas:

one from the University of Aarhus;
one from the university where he or she has graduated: University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), University of Hamburg (Germany), University of Swansea (UK), City University London (UK).

Entry Requirements

The consortium aims to admit highly qualified students from a wide range of countries. Applicants will normally only be admitted if they have a Bachelor or equivalent degree with above-average grades, as well as the equivalent of at least three months' full-time work as a professional journalist.Applicants who do not speak English as a native language will be required to obtain an IELTS minimum score of 7.0 before they apply.

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