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Why study Journalism, Media and Globalisation at the UvA?

International opportunities

This two-year international Master's allows you to live and study in two different countries.

Customise your degree

Choose electives that suit your interest and carry out your own original research.

Focus on journalism

Develop your critical understanding based on scientific research.

Valuable community

Gain a personal and professional network for life.

Study programme

The programme brings together five leading European institutions in journalism and media education, combining the best academic research and teaching from the different national educational cultures. It offers the unique experience of studying in two European countries. You spend the first year in Aarhus, Denmark, and then transfer to another university to specialise in one of four distinct areas of journalism and media studies:

  • Politics & Communication (University of Amsterdam)
  • Totalitarianism & Transition (Charles University Prague)
  • Crisis & Conflict (City University London)
  • Cultures & Contexts (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich)

Politics & Communication specialisation at the University of Amsterdam

If you choose the Politics & Communication specialisation, your second year will be at the University of Amsterdam. You will gain thorough knowledge about the economic, political, social and cultural contexts of globalisation and journalism. You will also learn to creatively apply concepts, methods, principles and theories relevant to the study of and practices within global media and journalism.

Is Journalism, Media and Globalisation right for you? 

  • You want to know how the news media operate in a transnational public sphere, such as the European Union.
  • You want to understand how news coverage of public affairs influences citizens' perceptions, attitudes and behaviour.
  • You are eager to learn how news coverage affects politics and the relationships between states, European and non‐European publics, governments and other institutions.
  • You want to research how journalism itself is affected by transnational political and cultural shifts and their implications for audience demands and expectations.
  • You want to study in an international environment and at two different universities in two years.
Copyright: Sara-Jane van der Vegt
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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MA Erasmus Mundus Master Journalism, Media and Globalisation (joint degree)
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
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Roeterseiland campus