Join us at Mundus Journalism

Why choose Mundus Journalism?

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.

Customise your Mundus Journalism degree

Year 1
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.

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 the 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
  • City, University of London in United Kingdom
  • Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom
  • University of Hamburg in Germany

Year 2
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. You can choose to study in one of the following areas of journalism:

While the specialisation in Totalitarianism & Transition offers more practical journalism training in courses such as audio, video and multimedia journalism production, 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
University of Amsterdam
Netherlands
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Politics & Communication Totalitarianism & Transition
Semester 3 Semester 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
Semester 4Semester 4
  • Elective
  • Master's Thesis
  • Foreign Correspondence
  • Master's Thesis Part 2

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.
To find out more about their career paths, please visit our Alumni & Career pages

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Brexit and Mundus Journalism

As Erasmus Mundus programmes can only offer degrees that are awarded by universities in EU countries, Brexit unfortunately means that Swansea University and City, University of London will not be able to be degree awarding partners for the foreseeable future. Hence, we regrettably cannot offer the specialisations in War & Security or Business & Innovation for the 2020-2022 Mundus Journalism programme. 

We sincerely hope that the UK and the EU will be able to negotiate an educational collaboration scheme where British universities can be part of the Erasmus Mundus programmes again in the future. However, we know that such a solution cannot be made in time for the start of the 2020-2022 Mundus Journalism programme.

Until then, we are working on a solution where selected students can take their second semester at either Swansea University or City, University of London should they have an interest in the courses related to War & Security or Business & Innovation, respectively.

In the meantime, we are excited to welcome Charles University, Prague on board for the first time which offers an exciting specialisation in Totalitarianism & Transition to match the Politics & Communication specialisation offered by our long-standing degree awarding partner the University of Amsterdam. Both universities look forward to receiving your application!