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’; ‘Crisis & Conflict’; ‘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.

As the EU mandates that students participating in Erasmus Mundus programs undertake their studies in a minimum of two different countries, neither of which should be their country of residence, Danish students (and students with permanent residency in Denmark) must pursue the second semester of their first year of studies at one of our Study Abroad partner universities.

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.

Kindly note that during the application process, you'll need to choose your second-year specialisation. Once admission is granted to this specific specialisation, it's important to be aware that the selected specialisation cannot be modified.

As the EU mandates that students participating in Erasmus Mundus programmes undertake their studies in a minimum of two different countries, neither of which should be their country of residence, students with a permanent residency in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Germany, or the UK must opt for a second-year specialisation in a country other than their country of permanent residence.

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

The Mundus Journalism master's programme structure

Please note, the study curriculum at each university is subject to change given the dynamic evolution of the field of journalism research and practice. Having a dynamic curriculum helps us to react to, reflect on and integrate new developments and trends accordingly.

 If you have specific questions to the academic course content, please contact:


Aarhus University & the Danish School of Media and Journalism

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Journalism Studies: Theories and Approaches
  • Methods of Researching Journalism
  • Journalistic Storytelling: Creating Stories with Engagement

Semester 2

  • Quantitative Journalism
  • Elective Module: Key Issues Facing Contemporary Journalism OR
    Mundus Journalism Internship

Second semester alternative for selected students: study at one of the prestigious credit awarding universities across the globe


University of Amsterdam

Charles University Prague

City, University of London

Ludwig-Maximillians-University of Munich

Politics & Communication

Totalitarianism & Transition

Crisis & Conflict

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 11 electives:

  • Data Journalism
  • Fundamentals of Financial Journalism
  • Journalism Ethics
  • Humanitarian Reporting 
  • Reporting the Middle East
  • Reporting Science and Health
  • International News
  • Security and Crime
  • Political Reporting
  • Audio ProductionConflicts and the Media
  • 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 Dissertation
  • Master's Thesis