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Erasmus Mundus Masters: Journalism, Media and Globalisation

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

Key Information

Start date

September 2016

Duration

Full-time: Two years. First year in Denmark

UK/EU

Full-time: £6,500

Non-EU

Full-time: £12,500

Application period

From November 2016

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for students with a firm grounding in an Arts subject, looking to specialise in the area of TV or broadcast journalism with a view to starting a career in this field. Students will have a keen interest in the media specifically this area of Journalism. City students with a keen interest in finance and business, have the opportunity in year 2 to consider the Reporting business and finance specialisms.

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

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 university 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.)

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

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 Andersen
Erasmus Mundus Coordinator
Aarhus University, Denmark
E-mail: erasmusmundus@hum.au.dk

Phone: +45 87 162025

Unique
Unique networking opportunities with a global cohort of Journalism students
8,000
Competitive tuition fees of 8,000 Euros, covering both years (2016-18 cohort)
World-leading
Learn from leading journalists and academics from two of Europe's top institutions in journalism and media education

Funding

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

More about funding

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 from 2012

Please note that we will be able to offer 'Erasmus Mundus' stipends for some students entering the programme from 2012. 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 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 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

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City University London students.

Find out how to apply

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)

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:

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

Application Deadline


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 Andersen
Erasmus Mundus Coordinator
Aarhus University, Denmark
E-mail: erasmusmundus@hum.au.dk

Phone: +45 87 162025

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