City awards first international joint degree certificates
City University London was delighted to award its first international joint degree certificates at this week's graduation ceremonies.
Students on the Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation received their certificates this week alongside fellow journalism graduates; yet their certificates are slightly different. The certificates carry the City logo and that of our partner institution, the Aarhus University in Denmark and are also signed by both City's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Paul Curran and the Dean of Arts at Aarhus, Mette Thuno.
Commenting after the ceremony, Professor Curran said: "I am delighted that the University awarded its first joint degrees with Aarhus University at this week's graduation ceremonies. As a leading global University ranked within the top 5% in the world, our international joint degrees are examples of our commitment to academic excellence, our focus on business and the professions and our global aspirations."
Programme Director of the Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Dr Neil Thurman said: "I was delighted to see our students receive their joint degree certificate at this week's graduation ceremony. This was a fantastic achievement marking their success in this unique degree programme. That we can now award a truly joint degree is the culmination of ten year's work with our international partners, in particular Aarhus University, Denmark. With 80% more students enrolled on the programme next year, our collaboration is going from strength-to-strength."
The Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation is a two-year master's degree programme. Students study at two European universities, with the option of further study abroad at partner universities in Australia, Chile and the USA. The foundation year is spent at Aarhus in the second year students choose one of four specialisms:
- Multimedia Business Reporting: at City University London, England
- Communicating Europe: at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Journalism and Media Across Cultures: at University of Hamburg, Germany
- War and Conflict: at University of Swansea, Wales
City has been part of the Erasmus Mundus programme for nine years and has seen 101 students graduate at its ceremonies. This is the first year that graduates have been awarded joint certificates, previously they have been awarded one from each institution of study. Find out more about the Erasmus Mundus Programme.