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.
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.
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.
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.
If your first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:
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.)
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.
International Students (EEA and Non EEA) coming to study in the UK, 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:
For more information see our main Visa page.
For full details of how to apply, see the main Erasmus Mundus Global Journalism website.
You are required to submit the following:
Questions should be directed to:Bettina AndersenErasmus Mundus CoordinatorAarhus University, DenmarkE-mail: email@example.com
Phone: +45 87 162025
The fee for both years for 20/21 entry is £6,630.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.
We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.
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.
Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.
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.
Chat to our current students and read their blogs to gain an insight into studying at City and learn more about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
To make sure that you can begin or continue your studies with us during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reviewed and adapted our courses to ensure a safe learning environment for our students and staff. We have modified the way some of our courses are delivered, with many programmes being made available online.
Semester 1 core modules:
Semester 2 core modules:
Semester 3 core modules include:
The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.
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.