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MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (Erasmus Mundus)

Aarhus University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Aarhus
English
Fall
Application deadline: NON-EU: 15 January | EU: 1 March

Program description

MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (Erasmus Mundus)

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation offers a unique educational experience. Students on the programme study and live in at least two European countries. They engage in lively and insightful discussions with classmates from around the world in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment that is both international and ambitious.

The MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation rests on a collaboration between the social sciences and the humanities and between theoretical and practice-oriented approaches. The fruit of this cross- disciplinary approach is a joint understanding that cuts across academic disciplines, journalistic genres, and geographical and cultural settings.

The degree has been a part of the Erasmus Mundus study programme since 2005 and has continually evolved in order to best prepare students for the global changes that increasingly challenge the traditional boundaries between media, politics, technology, and culture.

Learn at Leading Institutions

Students spend their first year jointly between Aarhus University – taught by faculty from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Information and Media Studies – and the highly respected Danish School of Media and Journalism. In year two, the programme splits into three specialisations offered by some of Europe’s leading universities.

This allows students to customise their studies in the following areas:

  • Politics and Communication at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Totalitarianism and Transition at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Business & Innovation at City, University of London in the United Kingdom

Admission requirements

In general, admission to a Master's degree programme at Aarhus University requires a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelor's degree in level and length (180 ECTS).

You must also meet any specific requirements for the programme you are applying for.

Since English is the language of instruction in all subjects, all applicants must provide evidence of their English language proficiency.

You apply for a study programme at Aarhus University through our online portal.

Learn more about the general and more specific admission requirements at Aarhus University and find information on how to apply for a Master's Degree on our website.


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Programme Structure

Students are awarded a joint degree from Aarhus University and from one of the European specialisation universities. In addition, students can apply to complete 30 ECTS at a partner university in the second semester of year one choosing between the University of California Berkeley, California, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Fudan University Shanghai, the University of Cape Town, South Africa, or the University of Hamburg,

Germany, Lebanese American University in Lebanon City, University of London in United Kingdom, Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom. Alternatively, students can now also choose to replace their elective in the second semester in year one with an approved internship.

Scholarships & funding

Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to the most talented applicants from outside Europe.

The scholarship is usually a full or a partial tuition fee waiver, and in some cases, it also includes a monthly grant towards living expenses. Typically the scholarship is for the whole duration of your Master’s degree program.

You can find more information about Danish State Scholarships on the Aarhus University website.

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: €9,000
  • Others: €18,000

Continuing studies

Graduates are eligible to apply for PhD programmes at Aarhus University and elsewhere.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation have found jobs in international journalism, as editors or reporters at news institutions around the world, and in communication at international companies and organisations. After studying with an international group of young journalists and communications professionals, students can expect to leave the programme with an extensive network of professional contacts and friends around the world.

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Welcome to Aarhus University in Denmark!

Established in 1928, Aarhus University has grown to be a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions, and recently ranked 69th in...


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Why study at Aarhus University

An international and diverse university

Aarhus University is home to many international students and researchers – 12% of our students are international, from over 120 different countries! For that reason, English is our second language here at AU and we offer over 50 English-taught courses at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level. All our PhDs are English-taught. We also have a dedicated International Centre, to provide and introduction to living in Denmark and offer support and guidance.

Informal environment with focus on critical thinking

Teaching at AU takes place in an informal and inspiring environment, with a high focus on developing critical thinking skills and encouraging open debate. Professors at AU welcome discussions and value student insights to their classes. Furthermore, many courses at Aarhus University are interdisciplinary to give a students a well-rounded perspective of their chosen subject.

A comprehensive university

Aarhus University has five main faculties: Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. Each faculty is highly specialized with state of the art research facilities available for student use. Our faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences both have a special focus on sustainability and facilitating a green transition.

Contact info

Aarhus University

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

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