Customise your global Mundus Journalism degree

The Erasmus Mundus Journalism master's degree offers you a truly unique and international educational experience. You will study at leading universities in at least two European countries. Selected students can add a third country by studying at one of our prestigious, credit awarding, universities, in the second semester.

Your second year of studies will give you a distinctive academic and journalistic profile within ‘Totalitarianism & Transition’; ‘Business & Innovation’; ‘Politics & Communication’; or ‘Cultures & Contexts’. 

First year, you will be studying in Aarhus, Denmark

All students spend the first year of the master’s degree in Aarhus, Denmark studying at both Aarhus University and the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

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

Second year, you will be studying in either Amsterdam, London, Prague or Munich

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:

The specialisations in Totalitarianism & Transition and Business & Innovation offer more practical journalism training. On the other hand, the specialisations in Politics & Communication and Cultures & Contexts are more theory and research oriented.

You can spend your second semester at one of our prestigious, credit awarding, universities*

  • 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

* All students can go on Study Abroad. However, non-EU students with a Mundus scholarship, will unfortunately have to give up their scholarship while studying outside of the EU. This is because the EU scholarships for non-EU students are restricted to studying in countries within the European Union

The Mundus Journalism master's programme structure

Year 1
Study in Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus University & the Danish Media and Journalism School
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
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
City, University of London
United Kingdom
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Politics & Communication Totalitarianism & Transition Business & Innovation Cultures & Contexts
Semester 3 Semester 3 Semester 3 Semester 3
  • Journalism and the Media
  • Communicating Europe
  • Data Journalism
  • Methods and Statistics Tailored to the Thesis
  • Media in Post-Totalitarian
  • 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
  • Theories and Methods of Comparative Journalism
  • Cross-border Journalism
  • Electives
Semester 4 Semester 4 Semester 4 Semester 4
  • Elective
  • Master's Thesis
  • Foreign Correspondence
  • Master's Thesis Part 2
  • Master's Thesis
  • Master's Thesis