JOURNALISM, MEDIA AND GLOBALISATION

Introduction

Internationally oriented journalism

In an Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree programme, you work with students from all over the world in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment that is both international and ambitious. You learn to combine academic, theoretical knowledge with journalistic skills, and you learn to analyse, interpret and generate knowledge about the global changes that increasingly challenge traditional boundaries.

As a student in the programme, you study for two years at some of Europe’s leading universities where top researchers in media studies and journalism are responsible for the teaching. This gives you an opportunity to customise your talent as a journalist to an international level.

The degree programme has been granted the EU’s Erasmus Mundus label and you will be awarded a joint Master’s degree by Aarhus University and one of the European partner universities.

More about the degree programme

Two years of Erasmus Mundus studies will change your life. The programme will change your view of the world and your own opportunities in the world. Together with students from all over the world, you will learn to understand and practise journalism using a global approach.

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme in Journalism, Media and Globalisation is a European degree programme. The first year of the degree programme takes place at Aarhus University and the Danish School of Media and Journalism where the courses you take focus on globalisation and journalism. During your second year, you choose a specialisation in one of the following areas:

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

During the second semester you can also apply to complete 20 ECTS credits at one of the overseas partner universities: University of California at Berkeley, University of Technology, Sydney or Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

The programme is very varied and consists of lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, discussions, small research projects and portfolio work.

Read 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 2017.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Erasmus Mundus Journalism degree programme, you must have a Bachelor’s degree with good marks in a humanistic or social sciences discipline, or a Bachelor's degree in journalism.

The Erasmus Mundus Journalism degree programme places emphasis on the ability to reflect on journalism. It is therefore a requirement that you have a minimum of three months’ experience as a journalist before commencing the degree programme.

Language Requirements

The Erasmus Mundus degree programme requires good knowledge of English, i.e. a IELTS Band Score of at least 7.0.

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 become part of a unique student environment with fellow students from around the world, all with a burning interest in their subject. This implies not only a high level of commitment to participation in the degree programme, but also plenty of leisure activities of both a social and study-related nature. There will be plenty of opportunities to participate in seminars, lectures and discussions about media and journalism. Often the students organise their own discussions and presentations outside of class. The study environment is characterised by ambition and enthusiasm and you will be influenced by many different cultures.

During the first part of the degree programme, instruction is divided between the Department of Political Science and Government and the Department of Information and Media Studies at Aarhus University and the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

Interview with an Erasmus Mundus student

Catherine Guo

Full name: Huanhuan Guo
Student card number: 20107491
E-mail: welovecatherine(a)sina.cn
Phone number: +45 50249883

Why did you choose to study Erasmus Mundus at Aarhus University?
Actually, I did not choose Aarhus University intentionally. I chose the University of Amsterdam as my specialism university. The first year was arranged by the programme itself. But I am satisfied with this arrangement. I love this university, from the campus to the people here.


What has been the most pleasant surprise about the course?
It is hard to say. I think it is the fresh perspectives brought by my classmates and professors.


Describe a typical day on the course
Totally cannot wake up in the morning. A cup of coffee before class, another cup of coffee during the break. Unofficial presentations. Violent controversy during the whole class. A whole page of notes. The study group discussion. Totally sober after the course.


Which work forms do you prefer?
I prefer the student presentation first, then the tutoring by the professor.


What do you like most about the study environment on Erasmus Mundus?
The international atmosphere. I would like to meet people all around the world instead of people from the same country.


What do you know about the possibilities for internship on the course?
From what I know, the programme does not offer internship for students.


Do you have a study job? If so, what do you gain from it?
Actually, no. But I really would like to learn more things other than my course.


What is your best piece of advice for someone who is about to start on Erasmus Mundus?
I do not think the Erasmus Mundus is for someone who wants to learn some practical skills. It is more suited for someone who has work experience. Or you really need to know what you want.


What would you like to work with, when you are fully educated?
I want to be a foreign correspondent and freelance writer for National Geographic.

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Career

Job profile

With a Master’s degree in Erasmus Mundus, you are well equipped to work with internationally oriented journalism, and depending on your specialisation and your main subject, you are also qualified to undertake a number of other functions. Your career opportunities are, for example:

 

 

 

  • Journalist: You can take on conventional journalism jobs and functions such as an editor or staff member in specialised departments in Denmark and abroad.
  • Communication officer and media adviser: The degree programme also qualifies you to undertake information- and press functions in (international) private and public sector companies.
  • Intermediator: With your background in journalism, you can communicate your specialised knowledge at a high level within the academic world.
  • Teacher: You can teach students and researchers how to communicate their academic knowledge, and teach people in the media world how to participate in academic debates.

Competence profile

An Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree gives you competences in the following areas:

 

 

 

  • Communication: You are familiar with journalistic theory and practice and have a high level of specialised knowledge, and can therefore communicate with all target groups in both the media branch and the academic world.
  • Teaching and consultancy: You are used to working with journalism in interdisciplinary and intercultural environments, and can use your journalistic and academic background to teach and advise many different target groups.
  • Intercultural experience: You have experience with working in international environments and are used to speaking other languages than your own mother tongue. You are therefore qualified to take on jobs in international companies and organisations.
  • Globalisation: You are familiar with the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of globalisation and are able to use this knowledge in both journalistic and academic contexts.
  • Analysis: As an Erasmus Mundus graduate, you are familiar with theories about national, global, political and cultural conditions and can analyse the role these theories play within the media and journalism.

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.