The Erasmus Mundus MA in Journalism, Media and Globalization (Denmark) Deadline: Jan.10, 2019

Jointly organized by universities across Europe!

Application Deadline

Jan. 10, 2019

Program Commencement

September 2019

Duration of the Program

Four Semesters

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Program Details

The Erasmus Mundus Journalism program is a master’s degree that offers a unique educational experience with students studying and living in at least two European countries. Students in the program gain an outstanding professional network for life, working with peers from all over the world in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment that is both international and ambitious. They will study at some of Europe’s leading universities where top researchers in media, political studies and journalism are responsible for the teaching. This gives them the opportunity to customize their talent to an international level. 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.

The first year of the degree is spent in Denmark with the entire cohort. The second year sees students split into smaller groups that move to universities in either Swansea, London, Amsterdam or Hamburg to specialize in one of four distinct areas of journalism: War and Conflict, Business and Finance, Media and Politics, or Journalism and Media Across Cultures.

Graduates of the Mundus Journalism program go on to achieve success in a diverse range of careers. Many continue with Ph.D. programs, or build successful careers at some of the world’s top media organisations – including London’s Bloomberg, Beijing’s Dow Jones, Nairobi’s Radio Africa Group and New York’s Al Jazeera offices, while many others have landed jobs in public relations and communications for many intergovernmental organisations, at journalism and technology start ups, and at global non-profit companies.

Although the program aims to maintain and enhance high journalistic standards, this program is theory-oriented. 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. Hence journalistic skills are required prior to course start. The journalistic experience may take many forms. Hence “traditional” journalistic experience (composing stories for a published media outlet) is not the only accepted form of experience. It is best recommended that the candidates give it a shot, send us an application, and make sure to elaborate on the relevance of your experience.

Eligibility/ Requirements

Applicants must have

  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) with a minimum of an above-average class mark/GPA. 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 enrollment process prior to course start in September. Subjects within Bachelor’s program in Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences are by default considered to be relevant. Applicants who have completed other program, but whose qualifications are deemed by the Consortium to be relevant and adequate, may also be offered admission.
  • IELTS test result as the evidence of English language proficiency from non-native speakers of English, with a band score of minimum 7.0.
  • At least 3 months’ journalistic experience, so that the need for basic practical journalistic instruction is low. 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.

Application Process

The documents listed below are to be arranged in the given order into one single PDF file:

  • Application Form
  • Academic documents
  • Journalistic documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic and journalistic reference letters
  • Documentation of your nationality/nationalities
  • Special Needs / Chronic Illness / Disabilities

Application Form and other important details on the Application Process, Reference letters etc. here.

 

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