Master's Degree in Journalism in Geneva in Switzerland

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Journalism refers to gathering, organizing, and presenting information in a written or broadcast form. Journalists are writers and communicators who ask the important and sometimes uncomfortable questions to help individuals make sense of the events unfolding around them both locally and internationally.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

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Master in Journalism and Communication

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Journalism and Communication is a joint programme offered by the University of Geneva and the University of Neuchâtel (UNINE). The courses for the orientation Information, Communication and the Media are given by the University of Geneva. The core curriculum (24 credits) taught by both universities provides fundamental theoretical grounding in sociology, communication, journalism and the media. The orientation taught in Geneva focuses on communication (with particular emphasis on organisational communication, scientific communication, political communication, etc.), information within the context of the web and the media (strategic information, communication strategy, web and social networking projects, information processing, web marketing, e-reputation), methodological tools and investigative methods. [+]

Masters in Journalism in Geneva in Switzerland. Master in Journalism and Communication The Master in Journalism and Communication is a joint programme offered by the University of Geneva and the University of Neuchâtel (UNINE). The courses for the orientation Information, Communication and the Media are given by the University of Geneva. The core curriculum (24 credits) taught by both universities provides fundamental theoretical grounding in sociology, communication, journalism and the media. The orientation taught in Geneva focuses on communication (with particular emphasis on organisational communication, scientific communication, political communication, etc.), information within the context of the web and the media (strategic information, communication strategy, web and social networking projects, information processing, web marketing, e-reputation), methodological tools and investigative methods. The programme is designed to respond to the needs of companies and organisations who recruit graduates interested in working in the information and communication sectors in an era of rapidly developing current and new media. Curriculum Required courses: communication and journalism (24Credits) : Media and public relations; theories of communication; information ethics; principles of journalism, etc. Electives: communication, media and new media (24Credits) : Organisational communication and crisis communication; economics of the media and knowledge of its actors; web marketing, e-reputation; qualitative investigative methods, etc. Required courses: dissertation and web projects (24Credits) : Dissertation; communication strategy, web and social networking projects Electives (24Credits) : Information, communication and international organisations; economic and financial information and communication; community management and social networks; digital technologies; international journalism; Europe in the media; applied methods, media analysis and surveys, etc. (21-27 credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Journalism and Communication leads to professional opportunities in many sectors, both in Switzerland and abroad, such as: Traditional professions in communication Communication professions in the digital context (i.e.: communication officer) Web and digitally-oriented professions Professions closely associated with journalism and the media Admission Criteria Bachelor or equivalent degree. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2017 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]