MA Journalism

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA Journalism

University of Groningen

MA Journalism

The 18-month Master's programme in Journalism trains you to become a professional reporter and teaches you to critically reflect on the nature of journalism. You will develop both practical skills and in-depth academic knowledge.

The theoretical study of journalism makes this programme special. You will learn to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession, the future of news reporting and your own position as a professional reporter. Eventually you will write a Master's thesis based on these theoretical reflections.

The programme has a strong practical side as well. You will receive a hands-on multimedia training in a state-of-the-art newsroom. Through various assignments you will learn to turn current events into accessible news items. To further train your skills you will do an internship.

For admission to this Master's programme you are required to include the Minor Media and Journalist Culture in your Bachelor's programme. Instead of this Minor you can also take a similar set of courses at another university.

Specific requirements (International students)

  • Previous education. A Bachelor's diploma from an accredited university
  • Assessment interview
  • Entry test
  • Professional experience. Some experience in journalism is preferred
  • Other admission requirements. Excellent academic record, letter of motivation, webbased assesment, letters of recommendation and previous journalistic work.As part of the admission procedure students will be required to do an interview (via Skype or telephone) with one of the staff members from the admissions board, as well as to take a short test.

Job perspectives

After graduation you can pursue a career in journalism. You can work as a reporter or an editor in a newsroom, using different kinds of media, such as print, radio, television and internet. In addition, you can become a researcher at a university or a private research institute. Positions in public relations or communication are also possibilities.

Job examples

  • Journalist
  • PR medewerker
  • Voorlichter

Language: English (100%)

Start course: September 05, 2017

Application deadlines:

EU/EEA students: May 01, 2017; non-EU/EEA students: March 01, 2017

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
18 months
Full time
2,006 EUR
May 1, 2017
EU and Non-EU
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Groningen
Application deadline May 1, 2017
EU and Non-EU
End date Request Info
Duration 18 months
Price 2,006 EUR
- EU, 11.400 EUR. - non-EU per year