JOURNALISM, MEDIA AND GLOBALISATION

Introduction

Internationally oriented journalism

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation is a master's degree that offers a unique educational experience with students studying and living in at least two European countries.

Students learn to combine academic, theoretical knowledge with journalistic skills, and to analyse, interpret and generate knowledge about the global changes that increasingly challenge traditional boundaries between media, politics, technology and culture.

Learn at leading institutions

The programme has been granted the EU’s Erasmus Mundus label. Students spend their first year jointly between Aarhus University — taught by faculty from both the Department of Political Science and the Department of Information and Media Studies — and the highly respected Danish School of Media and Journalism.

In year two, the programme  splits into four specialisms, offered by some of Europe’s leading universities. This allows students to customise their studies in the following areas:

  • Media and Politics at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands
  • Business & Finance Journalism at City University in London, UK
  •  Comparative and Transcultural Approaches at the University of Hamburg in Germany
  •  War and Conflict at University of Swansea in Wales

This is just af brief introduction to the study. Follow the link and read much more about the Erasmus Mundus.

Please note that the application deadline is the 10th of January

Read, print and be inspired

Download and print a short presentation of the MA programme in Journalism, Media and Globalisation 2018.

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) in a relevant subject in order to be admitted to the Mundus Journalism programme.
    Students who have not yet graduated from their BA-degree can still apply, but documentation of the Bachelor’s degree must be forwarded to Aarhus University by August to complete the enrolment process prior to course start in September.

    Subjects within Bachelor's programmes in Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences are by default considered to be relevant. Applicants who have completed other programmes, but whose qualifications are deemed by the Consortium to be relevant and adequate, may also be offered admission.

    To ensure that the best candidates are admitted, the Consortium has decided to give priority to academic merit; candidates will only be admitted if they have an above-average Bachelor’s degree (a minimum of an above-average class mark/GPA is expected).

  • Applicants must have an IELTS Band score of minimum 7,0, if you are not a native English speaker
    The Erasmus Mundus Journalism programme is taught in English. Students must therefore be able to read academic textbooks and articles, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work and exams in English. That is why we require evidence of English language proficiency from non-native speakers of English.

    IELTS Requirement
    We only accept the IELTS Academic test, as it reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying in English language environment. The IELTS test assesses your abilities in 4 test categories: 1) listening, 2) reading, 3) writing and 4) speaking.
    The IELTS test result is reported as a score in each of the 4 test categories and as an overall band score on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest). We require a band score of minimum 7,0.

    List of majority native English speaking countries (based on the UK government's classification):

    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Australia
    • The Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Canada
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • New Zealand
    • St Kitts and Nevis
    • St Lucia
    • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America
  • Applicants must have at least three months of journalistic experience
    We ask for at least 3 months’ journalistic experience, so that the need for basic practical journalistic instruction is low. Although the programme aims to maintain and enhance high journalistic standards, this programme is theory-oriented and the focus is on issues and reflective practice.
    Freelance experience is also accepted, if you can provide documentation that your work has been equivalent of three-months full-time journalism experience. In this case please ask for a letter of reference by a professional journalist – preferably your former or current editor-in-chief. The person writing the reference should include an estimate of time.

    If you think that you have sufficient journalistic experience even though it might not be in the more 'classical' sense, you can apply to the programme if you include relevant documentation of your journalistic experience along with a detailed explanation. The Consortium will then evaluate if this will be enough grounding to successfully finish the degree.

Application

Commencement date: 1 September

Application deadline: 10 January

Read about admission to the Erasmus Mundus programme here

Programme structure

Academic regulations


 

Student life

As an Erasmus Mundus student, you can expect a cultural experience both inside the classroom and out. The programme brings students from all around the world together in Aarhus, where they join a tight-knit community of inspired and talented young professionals.

For those that want to participate in student media, the Jutland Station provides excellent practical experience. You’ll have an opportunity to cover everything from politics to culture to sports in Aarhus from an international perspective. At the Jutland Station, students can build skills in print, photo, video and radio reporting as well as gaining editing experience across platforms.

The Blue Book team is an exciting opportunity for students in first semester. This committee gives students a chance to interview their classmates and present their diverse group of peers to the world. To see past editions click here.

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Career

As well as working as reporters, our graduates go on to have successful careers as academics, communications consultants, media development professionals, PR consultants, political scientists and communication specialists at non-profit organisations among other professions.     

Graduates are eligible to apply for PhD programmes at Aarhus University and elsewhere.

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Career guidance

Please contact the Student Counselling Office for advice about employment opportunities and the subject profile options of your degree programme.

You can read more about the career services that are available from Arts Karriere who provide information about employment opportunities as well as arranging various events and workshops.