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|Application deadline:||15 January 2014|
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|Start date:||August 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The Master or Global Journalism (MAGJ) is a two-year programme leading to a master in Media and Communication Studies (120 ECTS credits). It is aimed at practicing journalists and aspiring journalists with an education in journalism or the equivalent, wanting to further their journalistic knowledge and skills focusing on international news reporting.
The programme -referred to as Global Journalistik in Swedish- has a global focus and brings together students from all around the world. The students varying experience from different media systems, political systems, different countries and cultures provide the basis for a discussion on work practice and ethics, and shared problems and challenges for the journalistic profession.
The aim is that the students after completing the programme will be able to a) - within the area of global news journalism - analyse and report international events, identify and integrate regional/local aspects in global events, and b) have incorporated skills in the use of technology for information gathering, analysis and publishing.
The general aim of MAGJ is for students to develop their capability for high-quality reporting on international events; to broaden their understanding of how media function in different parts of the world and under specific circumstances; and to handle media-related modern information and some communication technology skills.
The course venue is modelled on a multi-media newsroom with a capacity to monitor a variety of international TV broadcasts, as well as computers with software that allow digital editing possibilities. In the classroom, lecturerers and students are encouraged to interact with each other and engage in discussions that cover both theoretical as well as applied aspects of journalism.
The programme is given in cooperation with academic institutions in Finland and Norway. Some courses during the first year are generally given in Finland and Norway. Programmes may change from year to year. Do keep track of the syllabus to remain informed about the courses held in other Nordic countries.
MAGJ students come from all corners of the world. Since the academic year 2003/4, students from dozens of countries have joined the programme and gave it a truly global perspective.
The Master of Global Journalism (MAGJ) offers journalists theoretical and practical professional development within global news reporting. MAGJ is carried out in collaboration with media and journalism programmes in Finland and Norway. Certain programme modules are normally taken on location in these countries. On the Global Journalism programme, theoretical as well as practical courses are offered and as far as possible, theoretical and practical aspects are integrated.
Below is a brief outline of the two years of study at MAGJ. You can click on the links to see the full syllabus.
Fall semester (First year):
The course Advanced Journalistic Writing runs over a significant part of the first semester, when students also take two other courses with a more theoretical focus: From International Media Research to Global Journalism Research along with another course entitled Global Journalism: Current Research, Current Issues. The latter is offered in collaboration with the University of Tampere in Finland and discusses for example climate change journalism. The fourth course offered in the first semester is the more practically oriented course Online Investigative Journalism, covering information retrieval, source management, and censorship management.
Spring semester (First year):
The second semester has the same design as the earlier semester but with the practical course Project running over the whole semester. Students form "news rooms" and work on a journalistic project with online publishing (generally text as well as images, audio and video). Parallel to this, students take the War and Peace Journalism, a specialist field course that takes place at both Örebro University and University of Oslo, Norway. Following on to that, the course Reporting Europe and the EU is offered, in which the tension in the relationship nationaltransnational is given particular focus, integrating practice and theory.
The last course of the second semester is Science and Journalism. This course is more theoretical and includes discussions on differences and similarities in journalistic and scientific approaches, thereby preparing students for the advanced studies in research methods during the third semester.
Fall semester (Second year):
The third semester of the programme includes Method, which is a course dealing with different scientific research methods for students to study and apply in assignments. Following the methods course, another theoretical course: In-depth Research in Subject, is provided so students, in consultation with the supervisor, could work individually in writing a literature review of relevance to the Masters dissertation.
Spring semester (Second year):
The fourth and final semester is spent entirely on the Independent Project, which ultimately leads to the Master dissertation based on the students' field of interest. Supervisors guide students throughout the semester to help them carry out out their advanced research studies on the global journalism-related topic they decided to pursue.
You must have one of the following undergraduate degrees:
* A bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in journalism as the main field of study;
* A bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits within another undergraduate field of study in social sciences and at least two years of professional journalistic experience;
Students with a mother tongue other than English have to document a good command of written and spoken English. To verify your English language eligibility, you need to provide documentation proving that you have a Swedish upper secondary school course English B or equivalent.
Please note the next possible time to apply is in late 2013. So keep an eye on the website for the re-opening of applications then for the class 2014/16.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||90|
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