About the course

Journalism is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Developments in technology, politics and society are increasingly putting the media industries and the profession of journalism at the centre of people’s attempt to make sense of what is happening in the world around them.

The Mundus Journalism degree explores the practice and performance of journalism and the media in the context of a new environment brought about by globalisation, modernisation, commercialisation and professional developments. The scheme offers a unique educational experience:

  • The opportunity to study in Denmark, one other European country, and one non-EU country.
  • Specialising in one of four distinct areas of journalism: war and conflict, business and finance, media & politics, or comparative and transcultural journalism.
  • You will be part of a group of 80 students selected from a pool of candidates from around the world.
  • Being part of a network of classmates that draw on a variety of experience and knowledge and meet the global ambitions of the degree.
  • Mundus Journalism seeks to produce alumni who will shape the future of global journalism.

The degree scheme brings together five leading European journalism and media teaching and research institutions, combining the best academic research and teaching from a variety of different national educational cultures. The program aims to prepare students for the challenge of working in the new global information society. Globalisation is penetrating cultural and social borders around the world and simultaneously reinvigorating smaller regions and feelings of local identity. Political and social power is taking on new dimensions. Cultural awareness is growing. Journalism is at the centre of these changes.

  • Politically, states in Europe are coming together and falling apart at the same time. Journalists need new tools to understand and to interpret the processes of integration and disintegration.
  • Economically, a global world market is creating growth and havoc at the same time. Journalists need tools to be able to describe it in clear language.
  • Socially, people are getting connected in new ways through modern technologies. Journalism is the crucial field in a network society.
  • Culturally, there is increasing onus on the media and journalism to explain differences and similarities between peoples and societies.

The focus of Mundus Journalism is to give participants the intellectual tools for a new and better understanding of reporting global change.