Why choose Mundus Journalism?

State-of-the art programme

The Mundus Journalism MA programme gives you state-of-the-art insights into the current topics within journalism, media and globalisation. The curriculum combines academic, theoretical knowledge with journalistic skills to improve your ability to analyse, interpret and understand the global changes that increasingly challenge traditional boundaries between media, politics, technology, and culture. All in all, the programme prepares you to work practically towards improving and maintaining the societal and cultural legitimacy of journalism globally.

A vibrant and international community

Join the Mundus Journalism programme to engage with peers and staff from more than 100 countries across the globe in an ambitious, interdisciplinary and multicultural environment. The Erasmus Mundus Journalism master's degree offers you a truly unique and international educational experience. At Mundus Journalism, you will study at leading universities in at least two European countries, work with top researchers in media studies, political science and journalism, and gain an outstanding professional network for life.

We offer Mundus scholarships of up to €49,000

We expect to offer 22 Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the 2022-24 programme, hence, around 25% will be offered admission as scholarship students, while 75% will be offered admission as self-funded students. 

The Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover tuition fees, insurance, a contribution to student travel and installation costs, as well as a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme.

Customise your Mundus Journalism degree

Year 1: Studying in Aarhus, Denmark
All students spend the first year of the master’s degree in Aarhus, Denmark studying at both Aarhus University - taught by faculty from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Information and Media Studies - and the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

The aim of the first year is to give you the analytical skills needed to identify and analyse cultural, political, and technological challenges to and opportunities for journalism across the globe. You will also learn how to integrate this sophisticated theoretical understanding with practical approaches to assert journalism within a public sphere that is undergoing decisive changes.

You can customise your studies by choosing to take electives or an approved internship as part of your second semester. Or you can apply (after course start in Aarhus) to be one of the selected students who can study their second semester (30 ECTS) at one of our prestigious credit awarding universities:

  • Berkeley University of California in USA
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • University of Technology Sydney in Australia
  • Fudan University in Shanghai in China
  • University of Cape Town in South Africa
  • Lebanese American University in Lebanon
  • University of Hamburg in Germany

Year 2: Studying in either Amsterdam, London or Prague
In the second year, you will be able to specialise in the area of your choice to delve into field-specific topics and strengthen your reflexive journalism skills. In the 2021-2023 programme, we are offering the specialisations listed below, while we expect that we will be able to add a fourth specialisation called ‘Cultures and Contexts’ at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in our 2022-2024 programme. 

Specialisations in the 2021-2023 programme:

While the specialisations in Totalitarianism & Transition and Business & Innovation offer more practical journalism training, the specialisation in Politics and Communication is more theory-oriented and focuses on substantive issues and empirical research analysing the content, production, and effects of journalism and other forms of political communication. While some of the Amsterdam courses, as well as the thesis, offer the opportunity to engage in practical journalism, this specialisation does not offer practical journalism training as such.

All courses offered at each university

Year 1
Study in Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus University & the Danish Media and Journalism School
Denmark
Semester 1
  • The Challenge of Digital Journalism - academic and practical approaches
  • Public Opinion and the Media: theory, methods, and practice
Semester 2
  • Journalism, Media and Cultural Globalisation
  • Key Issues facing Contemporary Journalism (elective, can be replaced with an internship)
     
Second semester alternative
for selected students
Year 2
Study in Amsterdam, Prague or London
University of Amsterdam
Netherlands
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
City, University of London
United Kingdom
Politics & CommunicationTotalitarianism & TransitionBusiness & Innovation
Semester 3Semester 3Semester 3
  • Journalism and the Media
  • Communicating Europe
  • Data Journalism
  • Methods and Statistics Tailored to the Thesis
  • Media in Post-Totalitarian
    Countries
  • Contemporary History of Post-Totalitarian Countries
  • Audiovisual Journalism of the
    21st Century
  • Post-Digital Photojournalism
  • Master's Thesis Part 1
Choose 4 out of the 5 electives:
  • Fundamentals of Financial Journalism
  • Reporting Business
  • Data Journalism
  • Journalism Innovation
  • Data Visualisation and Communication
Semester 4Semester 4Semester 4
  • Elective
  • Master's Thesis
  • Foreign Correspondence
  • Master's Thesis Part 2
  • Master's Thesis

Apply to Mundus Journalism

Call for appplications: 1 November
Appplication deadline: 10 January
Application response: 1 March
Course start: 1 September

A very strong alumni network and a great career

The map below shows where our close-to-1000 alumni come from. We would be excited to add your country to the map, as well!
To find out more about their career paths, please visit our Alumni & Career pages