Applications Open for Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation

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Morten Brænder
Centre Director, Centre for University Studies in Journalism.

Graduate students from around the world can apply for the Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation programme, which aims to develop graduates, able to reflect theoretically on and to work practically towards improving and maintaining the societal and cultural legitimacy of journalism globally.

The programme originates from a long tradition of collaboration in research and teaching between both European and non-European universities.

In order to achieve its aim, the existing two-year programme is enhanced in four major ways: by adding new strong partners in Europe and globally; by strengthening the curriculum through a joint focus on the challenges and opportunities facing journalism today; by further integrating academic and journalistic insights throughout the curriculum; and by adding joint committees and working groups to our governing structure.

To be eligible for the programme, an applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree within a relevant field of study, in other word, when commencing the Mundus Journalism programme by the 1st of September, students must have completed a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent of a 3 year’s EU BA-degree) in a relevant subject.

Applicants must include a transcript of records of all the courses they completed within the application package, those who have received their bachelors certificate must include it as well. Applicants who are yet to graduate must forward documentation of a bachelor’s degree to Aarhus University no later than the 1st of August to complete the enrolment process prior to course start.

The Consortium has decided to give priority to academic merit to ensure that the best candidates are admitted, candidates will therefore only be admitted if they have an above-average bachelor’s degree.

The Erasmus Mundus Journalism programme requires a high command of English as it is taught in English. Students must therefore be able to read academic textbooks and articles, take part in classroom discussions and lectures, and undertake written work and exams in English.

Evidence of English language proficiency is required from applicants who are not native English speaker. The programme only accepts IELTS Academic test (on paper) with a band score of 7,0 and a minimum score of 6.0 in each category and TOEFL iBT Home Edition (internet based) English language tests.

Only applicants who come from Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Canada; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; New Zealand; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; the UK or the USA are considered by the programme to be native English speakers.

Due to the nature of Mundus Journalism programme, journalistic skills are required prior to the course start, hence a minimum of three months’ journalistic experience is a must.

A contract, paychecks, or a reference from a professional journalist – preferably an applicant’s former or current editor-in-chief, on how the applicant’s experience equals (at least) three months of full-time journalism experience is required.

The Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover tuition fees, insurance, a contribution to student travel and installation costs, as well as a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme.

Application deadline is January 10, 2022 at 12.00 Central European Time.

For detailed information about the programme and to apply, please visit the Mundus Journalism website.