Students will start with the compulsory specialisation seminars: Journalism and the Media and Citizens and Public Opinion. You will also prepare for your thesis process by following a Thesis Preparation group. In block 3 you take the course Research Methods Tailored to the Thesis, in which you’ll refresh, train and further develop your research skills before starting to write your Master’s thesis in the following semester.
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In the second semester, you can personalise your Master’s by choosing two electives, allowing you to create a Master’s programme that best suits your interests. There is a range of excellent electives offered each semester. You can pick electives from Political Communication (e.g. Psychology in Political Communication, Political Marketing, The Misinformation Crisis? or Investigative Journalism) and the other tracks (e.g. Persuasive Design in a Digital Era, Digital Analytics, Sustainability Marketing and Communication). You can find all electives here (the selection of electives varies each semester).
The Master’s thesis is developed under the guidance of an experienced supervisor. You will be guided in the creation, design, conduct, analysis and reporting of an original, scientific and empirical study on a topic of your choosing. Previous thesis topics include, among many others:
- how young people’s attitudes are influenced by watching political satire
- whether and why there are cross-national differences in the way media report on the global economic crisis
- how foreign correspondents see their journalistic roles
- the role of emotions in political communication
- what impact the news media have on attitudes towards immigration.
Journalism and the Media1—212
Citizens and Public Opinion1—212
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