The Journalism, Media and Globalisation (Erasmus Mundus) programme from Aarhus University lies at the intersection between social sciences and humanities, combining theoretical and practice-oriented approaches to journalism studies. The fruit of this cross-disciplinary approach is a joint understanding that cuts across academic disciplines, journalistic genres, and geographical and cultural settings. The degree has been a part of the Erasmus Mundus study programme since 2005 and has continually evolved in order to best prepare graduates for the global changes that increasingly challenge traditional boundaries between media, politics, technology, and culture(s).
Study at leading institutions
All students spend their first year jointly between Aarhus University – taught by faculty from 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 specialisations offered by some of Europe’s leading universities.
By choosing a specific specialisation for the second year of studies, students customise their studies within the following areas:
- Politics and Communication at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Totalitarianism and Transition at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Business & Innovation at City, University of London in the United Kingdom
Cultures and Contexts at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
As a Mundus Journalism student, you can expect a truly intercultural experience, as the programme brings together students from all around the world to join a tight-knit community of inspired and talented young professionals. So far, students from 105 different countries have joined the programme.
In addition to high-standard academics, the programme also offers a variety of extra-curricular activities and student-led initiatives, almost as varied as the countries students come from. From radio stations to theatre groups, from competitive football teams to startups, the opportunities for interaction and idea development within the programme are limitless. Furthermore, many of our students write, photograph, record, tweet and blog their way through the programme.
Some work for media outlets in their home countries, while others develop their own platforms and personal take on journalism. Many students also attend academic conferences and publish journal articles stemming from their work, and others work as freelances for leading news outlets.
To get more information about this topic and get a glimpse of being a student at the Mundus Journalism programme, check out "#MundusLife" on Youtube, our new video series talking about practical tips and tricks to make the most of the Mundus adventure.
The videos are recorded and edited by our Mundus Journalism students Giovana Faria (Brazil) and Sandra Zialcita (The Philippines). In addition, every year students compile the Bluebook, a yearbook filled with information about themselves, Aarhus and Mundus life fun facts – if you are looking for an insider perspective on the programme, please check out the latest editions!
Graduates of the MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation are entering successful and stimulating jobs across the world, often and quickly reaching top positions. Graduates usually find work in the intersection between journalism, media and communication; they take up roles in newsrooms, international organisations, information-based journalism, or communication departments in various global public and private organisations. Many alumni have also chosen to build their career in in public relations and communications in intergovernmental organisations, technology start-ups, and global non-profit companies among others.
The programme's combination of different national research traditions and its emphasis on globalisation open future academic and research opportunities. The Mundus Journalism programme has proved itself to be a unique recruitment ground for PhD programs in Europe and overseas, and some of our PhD candidates have continued their path into academia as associate professors and researchers.
Wherever you want to take your career, you can expect to graduate from the Mundus Journalism programme with an extensive network of professional contacts and friends all around the world who will be willing to support you. In addition, Mundus Journalism has established a Mentorship programme where graduates and alumni are matched according to common interests and professional goals. In this way, graduates can benefit from the support and the guidance of seasoned media professionals and further strengthen and widen their budding network.
- At the end of the two-years programme, students are awarded a joint degree from Aarhus University and from their specialisation university. Furthermore, 10 students can add another academic experience to their study programme by applying for a ‘Study Abroad experience’ of 30 ECTS at a partner university in the second semester of the first year. The list of Study Abroad universities include prestigious universities across 6 continents: the University of California Berkeley, California, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Fudan University Shanghai, China, the University of Cape Town, South Africa, the University of Hamburg, Germany, or the Lebanese American University, Lebanon.
- Another option for students who want to add a more hands-on element to their experience, the programme offers the possibility to carry out a 10 ECTS internship during the second semester.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- When commencing the Mundus Journalism programme by the 1st of September, students must have completed a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent of a 3 year's EU BA-degree) in a relevant subject. Applicants who have not yet graduated from their BA degree at the time of application, can, however, still apply.
All applicants need to include a transcript of records of all the courses completed within the application package. Applicants who have received their BA certificate must include this as well. Applicants who are yet to graduate, must forward documentation of a bachelor's degree to Aarhus University no later than the 1st of September to complete the enrolment process prior to course start.
- The Erasmus Mundus Journalism programme is taught in English. Students must therefore be able to read academic textbooks and articles, take part in classroom discussions and lectures, and undertake written work and exams in English.
At least 3 months of journalistic experience
International18000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Aarhus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Mundus Journalism Consortium offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus student scholarships, funded by the EU, for students admitted to the Mundus Journalism Masters programme: Category A scholarships of up to EUR 49,000 for the two-year programme: Category A scholarships are open to citizens and/or residents of any country other than the EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, provided that they are not currently resident in those countries and have not carried out significant activity (studies or work) in any of those countries for more than a total of twelve months in the last five years. Category B scholarships of up to EUR 34,000 for the two-year programme: Category B scholarships are open to citizens and/or residents of the EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, as well as to students who do not meet the Category A criteria as defined above.
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