MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation

Aarhus University

Program Description

MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation

Aarhus University

MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation



Global changes in technology, politics and society place the journalistic profession in a central position with regard to understanding and mediating the global age. Around the world there is a greater need than ever for highly qualified journalists to analyse, interpret and create knowledge of the global changes that present an ever-increasing challenge to traditional thought-patterns. The Journalism, Media and Globalisation programme is a European Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree programme directed at students who wish to acquire the right intellectual tools for practising journalism and engaging with journalism scholarship in a globalised world.


The degree programme, which is offered jointly by five leading European universities, is taught by leading researchers in media and journalism and provides students from all over the world with the opportunity to study journalism in a challenging, cross-cultural environment. The programme aims to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of globalisation in political, economic, social and cultural perspective in such a way that they will be able to put this knowledge to use in both journalistic and academic contexts. In addition to a thorough grounding in journalistic theory and practice, as well as specialist academic knowledge, students will gain experience of working with journalism and journalism research in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary environments.


Graduates of the programme will be well prepared to work in international journalism as well as in traditional journalistic jobs and functions such as editors or specialist journalists in news institutions throughout the world. Graduates are also qualified for journalistic or communications job functions in international companies and organisations. The programme’s combination of professional journalism and academic knowledge is particularly relevant to settings characterised by several different types of knowledge production, such as government agencies. Students can also apply for admission to a PhD programme at Aarhus University or elsewhere.


The Mundus Journalism Consortium offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus student scholarships, funded by the EU, for students entering the programme in the period 2013–16.

Category A scholarships of up to EUR 48,000 for the two-year programme:

Category A scholarships are open to citizens and/or residents of any country other than the 27 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, provided that they are not currently resident in those countries and have not carried out significant activity (studies or work) in any of those countries for more than a total of twelve months in the last five years.

Category B scholarships of up to EUR 23,000 for the two-year programme:

Category B scholarships are open to citizens and/or residents of the 27 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as well as to students who do not meet the Category A criteria as defined above.


After completing the two-year programme, which includes periods of study at two European universities, students will be awarded either a double MA or a joint MA degree from Aarhus University and the university of specialism.

Year one is spent in Denmark, at Aarhus University and the Danish School of Media and Journalism. It consists of a progression through knowledge and methodologies that prepare students for a more specialised focus at one of the European partner universities. In the foundational year students will gain thorough knowledge of the economic, political, social and cultural contexts of globalisation. They will also creatively apply concepts, methods, principles and theories relevant to the study of and practices within global media and journalism.

During the first year, a number of students will be selected to study at our non-EU partners: the University of California, Berkeley (the United States); the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia); and Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Chile).

In year two, students choose one of four specialisms blending analysis and journalism from the perspective of a specific focus. The knowledge and understanding gained in year one are refined by students’ choice of one of the following four specialisms:

  • Media and Politics – at University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Business and Finance Reporting – at City University London (UK)
  • Journalism and Media Across Cultures – at University of Hamburg
  • (Germany)
  • War and Conflict – at University of Swansea, Wales (UK)

“This degree has given me a chance to widen my perspective. And when I found out that my class would be full of students from all over the world, that was just a bonus. Rather than working as a ‘traditional’ journalist, I would really like to work with communication in a humanitarian organisation, or maybe make documentaries about war and conflict. That is also why I specialised in war and conflict during my semester at Swansea University.”

Ann Sanyu Mabel

MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, from Uganda


Aarhus and abroad


EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: EUR 8,000

Others: EUR 16,000  

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 15, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
8,000 EUR
Start date Sept. 2016
Denmark Aarhus
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Denmark Aarhus
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Duration 2 years
Price 8,000 EUR
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: EUR 8,000; Others: EUR 16,000