City, University of London

City, University of London

Journalism, Media and Globalisation

This course is suitable for students with a firm grounding in an Arts subject, looking to specialise in the area of TV or broadcast journalism with a view to starting a career in this field. Students will have a keen interest in the media specifically this area of Journalism. City students with a keen interest in finance and business, have the opportunity in year 2 to consider the Reporting business and finance specialisms. This Masters course is part of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme. The Mundus Journalism degree explores the practice and performance of journalism and the media in the context of a new environment brought about by globalisation, modernisation, commercialisation and professional developments. The first year is spent in the University of Aarhus, Denmark, the second at City, University of London (where students specialise in financial and business journalism) or at the University of Swansea (Wales), Hamburg University (Germany) or University of Amsterdam (Netherlands).

Entry requirements

MA: A Bachelors degree, or equivalent, and equivalent of at least 3 months' journalism work experience (including student journalism). If your first language is not English, the following qualification is also required: IELTS: 7.0 in all categories.

Course modules

Year 1: Danish School of Journalism / Aarhus University - Semester 1 core modules: Globalisation: Reporting global change (20 credits); Globalisation and the transformation of the state (20 credits); and Globalisation, culture and the roles of the media (20 credits). Semester 2 core modules: Social science methods for journalists (20 credits); Researching journalism (20 credits); and Analytical journalism (20 credits). Year 2: City, University of London - Semester 3 core modules: Global capitalism: past, present, future (20 credits); World of Financial Journalism (20 credits); and World of Business (20 credits). Semester 4: Dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Between the first and second years of the programme some students have the opportunity to participate in summer exchanges at our international partners: University of California at Berkeley, USA; University of Technology Sydney, Australia; or Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile.

Sponsorship information

Please note that we will be able to offer 'Erasmus Mundus' stipends for some students entering the programme from 2012. See the main website for more detailed funding information. Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time including placement abroad September 2018 7,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site EC1V 0HB London

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