MA in Journalism

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA in 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. Theoretical Journalism Studies courses encourage students to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession and stimulate critical thinking about the future of news reporting. You will study how journalism culture and developments in globalization, citizenship, politics and digitalization interrelate while learning how to apply appropriate research methods and theories. Eventually, you will write a Master's thesis based on these theoretical reflections.

The English-taught Master's track in Journalism takes a year and a half and has a study load of 90 ECTS. In the first two semesters, the student will take academic courses and practice journalism skills. During the third and last semester students work on their master's thesis. They also take a second research seminar or do an internship with a news organization.

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, web-based assessment, 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-officer
  • Spokesperson

Language: English (100%)
Start course: September 01, 2019
Application deadlines: EU/EEA students: May 01, 2018; non-EU/EEA students: May 01, 2018

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 21, 2018
Duration & Price
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Sept. 2019
Duration
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18 months
Full time
Price
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2,060 EUR
- EU, 11.400 EUR. - non-EU per year
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Netherlands - Groningen, Groningen
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