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University of Groningen

18 months
14300 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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This internationally oriented programme from University of Groningen trains students from diverse parts of the world to become journalists, with in-depth academic knowledge in the field of Journalism Studies presented by journalism researchers and intensive training by experienced journalists, offering a solid foundation in the skills that are needed to succeed in journalism today.


Theoretical Journalism Studies courses at University of Groningen enable students to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession and stimulate critical thinking about the future of news reporting. 

You will study how journalism culture and developments in globalization, citizenship, politics and digital journalism interrelate, while learning how to apply appropriate research methods and theories in empirical academic research focused on understanding the field of journalism.

Job prospects

  • The English-taught Master's track offers an excellent preparation for the job market. Most alumni work in journalism, self-employed or on a contract with a news organization.
  • Others work in communication and public relations, mostly for non-profit or (semi) government organizations. Jobs in policy development and management, education and academic research are quite common as well.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journalism Studies: Theory
  • Journalism Studies: Methodology
  • Journalism Skills 
  • Theoretical Specialization: Global Journalism
  • Theoretical Specialization: Journalism and Political Culture
  • Business and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Once your file has been uploaded and evaluated by the central Admission's Office, they sent your file to our Admission's Board. You will then receive an admissions test. 
  • Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). 
  • You may apply for the Master's track in Journalism with any university bachelor.
  • In your motivation letter you explain why you want to pursue a career in journalism, what previous experience in journalism you have, what you expect from the programme and why you are the right student for this track.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14300 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14300 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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