Applied International Journalism, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #501 (QS) ,
The programme Applied International Journalism at RUDN University gives the students the opportunity to become a professional journalist and understand the features of journalism in a global context.


In order to respond promptly to the audience information requests concerning getting the news about the events occurring in different parts of the world specialists with digital technologies skills are in demand. Studying national media systems and specifics of media industry in different regions of the world will allow graduates to work in any country at regional, national and global levels within the framework of different media formats. 

Educational Process

In the process of studying, you will obtain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of mass communication that a journalist of the 21st century needs to work in traditional and digital media. The Applied International Journalism programme at RUDN University undergoes an annual internal audit in order to meet all the trends in the rapidly changing information market.


Due to the fact that the classes are conducted in English, the program attracts students from all over the world. It will ensure the professional contacts in the future.

After graduating, you will be able to work as reporters, editors, moderators, analysts, specialists in public relations and international relations. Graduates of the master's degree program will be in demand both in national and international media, information and communication agencies, press services of government bodies, agencies dealing with issues of public diplomacy and the formation of public opinion.

Programme Structure

At master classes, seminars, and workshops, students get acquainted with the peculiarities of various areas of the media industry.

Besides, the students get knowledge in related fields of mass communication, such as PR and marketing communications.

The studying process offers a large number of individual or group creative projects.

Disciplines: the basic and theoretical modules of the program include Modern Problems and Mass Media Agenda, Modern Media Systems, Media Discourse, Media Planning.

Practical and creative modules are devoted to copywriting, TV and radio broadcasting, creation of audio-visual online content, transmedia  storytelling, mobile journalism, work in social media, photojournalism, media economics.

The interdisciplinary and communication modules of the program include PR, Intercultural Communication, Psychology of Management, Territory Branding and International Relations, etc. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

  • Copy of your degree certificate and diploma supplement. The documents of a foreign state must be legalized or apostilled.
  • Submit their translation into Russian.
  • Your application will be considered by the main criteria: overall GPA of your degree certificate, marks for the major subjects.
  • Confirm your consent to study at RUDN University by e-mail and pay the offer contract.
  • Original degree certificate translated and legalized.
  • Original supplement to the degree certificate legalized according to established procedure and its translation into Russian;
  • Original passport and its translation into Russian;
  • Certificate of the HIV-negative status and AIDS-negative status.
  • 6 identical 3x4 black-and-white photos.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2800 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5786 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2893 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • For Russia and CIS citizens 200000 rubles.

Living costs for Moscow

  • 41640 - 81440 RUB/month
    Living Costs

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


At the same time there is an opportunity to study in the state-funded mode of study. To that end, you will have to apply for the scholarship programme of the Government of the Russian Federation which provides for free training for 15,000 foreign citizens from all over the world at the Russian Universities. 

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You can also get a chance for free training if you take part in the RUDN University open Olympiad for foreign citizens.

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