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Year 1 alternative // Semester in Berkeley, Sydney or Santiago

An Additional Adventure

An additional adventure

We expect to have around 9 'Study Abroad' places for the 2017-19 programme for students interested in studying their second semester of the first year at either University of California at Berkeley, University of Technology Sydney, or at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The modules taken will substitute the second semester modules in Aarhus.

We arrange the Study Abroad application process in September after course start in Aarhus. The selection of students for this unique possibility will be based on the application for the Mundus Journalism programme and a Study Abroad motivation essay. 

For the two students who will be selected to receive an Erasmus Mundus Category B scholarship, Study Abroad will be mandatory.

University of California Berkeley

UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism

Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, the University of California's flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world. 

Founded in 1967, the Berkeley J-School is home to approximately 100 full-time graduate students from all over the world.

Journalism at Berkeley has the reputation of being one of the top institutions in the world, and it lives up to its name! Expect to meet Pulitzer price winners and highly respected journalists as your lecturers. There is a strong focus on practical journalism, so you will spend a lot of time in the field and get mercilessly criticised - with good intention. 

Study Abroad Facts

Number of expected Study Abroad places: 2
Language of induction: English
Study period: Second semester - January to May
Credits: Courses equivalent to 30 ECTS

Examples of courses offered to Mundus students in previous years:

  • Community Reporting
  • Covering Underrepresented Communities
  • Advanced Visual Journalism
  • Investigative Reporting 

Read Serla Rusli's student account of her time on the exchange programme at Berkeley, and her tips for those thinking about applying, or already on their way.

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology - Journalism

UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions.

UTS has a culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future. Our City campus is in the heart of Sydney's creative precinct and alongside Sydney's central business district. 

Many of Australia’s acclaimed journalists were educated at UTS, a leader in undergraduate degrees in Journalism and postgraduate degrees in Advanced Journalism.

Study Abroad Facts

Number of expected Study Abroad places: 1 
Language of induction: English
Study period: Second semester - January to June
Credits: Courses equivalent to 30 ECTS

Examples of courses offered to Mundus students in previous years:

  • Analytical Journalism
  • Journalism Studies
  • Feature Writing

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

The Faculty of Communications at Pontifical Universidad Católica de Chile

Universidad Católica de Chile is located in the capital city Santiago de Chile. It is a public university of international quality and is at the top of the Chilean university system with regard to teaching, research, creation and outreach.

The mission of the Faculty of Communications is to teach and research a wide range of areas related to media and communications and to encourage the understanding and development of new forms of communication.

The faculty comprises two academic departments: The School of Journalism and the Institute of Media Studies.

Study Abroad Facts

Number of expected Study Abroad places: 6
Language of induction: Spanish
Study period: Second semester - March to July
Credits: Courses equivalent to 30 ECTS

Examples of courses offered to Mundus students in previous years:

  • Ethics in Communication
  • Advanced seminar on Theories of Communication
  • Investigative Journalism Workshop in Print
  • Press Editing Radio Editing/Television Editing

Read about the investigative journalism research of Mundus Journalism alumni Paulette Desormeaux Parra, who is now a lecturer at UC's Faculty of Communications.  

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