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Joint programme

Journalism, Media and Globalisation (Erasmus Mundus Master's - joint degree)

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The two-year international Erasmus Mundus Master's programme in Journalism, Media and Globalisation provides aspiring and practicing journalists with a more critical understanding of their profession, to create more academically sound, critical, and globally minded media professionals.

Online open day

Do you want to know more about Journalism, Media and Globalisation? You can visit our online open day page any time to delve into this study programme. Watch videos, talk to students and deepen your knowledge. Or sign up for an online event or open day.

Study programme

The programme offers students the unique experience of studying in two European countries. Students spend the first year in Aarhus, Denmark, and then transfer to another university to specialize in one of four distinct areas of journalism and media studies: Media and Politics (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), War and Conflict (University of Swansea, UK), Business and Finance Journalism (City University London, UK) or Comparative and Transcultural Approaches (University of Hamburg, Germany). A select group of students also has the opportunity to spend time at a third university, at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), or La Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago (Chile).

Studying Journalism, Media and Globalisation at the University of Amsterdam

The curriculum rests on a joint foundational year in Denmark. During this year, students gain thorough knowledge about the economic, political, social and cultural contexts of globalisation and journalism, and learn to creatively apply concepts, methods, principles and theories relevant to the study of and practices within global media and journalism.

After graduation

This Master's programme is not intended to provide practical training for students to become journalists. Rather, solidly founded in academic research, it is aimed at practising journalists and media professionals who wish to further develop their analytical perspective and operate at the cutting edge of their profession.

Is the Erasmus Mundus Master's programme in Journalism, Media and Globalisation for you? 

Do you:

  • want to know do the news media operate in a transnational public sphere, such as the European Union?
  • want to learn how news media contribute to the articulation or re-articulation of global and local politics?
  • want to know how news coverage of public affairs influence citizens' perceptions, attitudes and behaviour, and how does it affect politics and the relationships between states, European and non‐European publics, governments and other institutions?
  • have an interest in how journalism itself is affected by transnational political and cultural shifts and their implications for audience demands and expectations?
  • want to study in an international environment and at two different universities in two years?

Then the Master's programme in Journalism, Media and Globalisations the right Master's track for you!

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MA Erasmus Mundus Master Journalism, Media and Globalisation (joint degree)
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 75082
Location Roeterseiland campus