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MA Erasmus Mundus Masters: Journalism, Media and Globalisation

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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 2019

Academic year dates

Duration

Full-time: Two years. First year in Denmark

UK/EU

Full-time: £6,500

Non-EU

Full-time: £6,500

Application period

From November 2018

Campus

Northampton Square

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.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

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

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

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
World-leading
Learn from leading journalists and academics from two of Europe's top institutions in journalism and media education
During your course

More about fees

The fee for both years for 019/20 entry is £6,500.

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.

The Lord Mayor of London Scholarship

Scholarships

As part of our support for future journalists we have teamed up with big industry leaders (Guardian Media Group Scott Trust Bursaries, The London Evening Standard, ITN, The Daily Mail and the Marjorie Deane Foundation Trust to name a few) to provide funding opportunities to help our students fund their
postgraduate studies with us. This year we hope will be no exception (though we cannot guarantee future sponsorship). We announce all our scholarships on our website.

To receive email alerts for scholarships sign up here.

Academic facilities

A broadcast from City's journalism television recording studio

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

Accommodation

We operate a Guarantee Scheme for first year undergraduates which means you will be offered place in one of City's affiliated Halls if you meet the Scheme's criteria.

Read more about our undergraduate halls.

Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

Find out more about private accommodation.

Learn a language for free

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

Find out how to apply

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

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 include:

  • JOM326 –Data Journalism
  • JOM876 – Fundamentals of Financial Journalism
  • JOM278 - Reporting Business

Semester 4:

  • Dissertation (60 credits).

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

After you graduate

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

Application Deadline


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

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

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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