Journalism, democracy and conflict
This is a one-year Master’s programme. The first semester starts with a course in Comparative Journalism Studies, which examines media systems, journalistic cultures (values, ideals and practices) and press freedom in different parts of the world. You will also investigate Journalism and International Conflicts, focusing on the role of journalism in mediatised conflicts, specifically regarding information warfare and propaganda.
The second semester concentrates on your dissertation, which is worth 15 credits and may be either an autonomous academic investigation of a particular subject, or an investigative journalistic project combined with a scientific research report. Throughout the year, you will be able to participate in research seminars and, in some cases, in ongoing media research projects at the Journalism department.
Comparative Journalism Studies 15 credits, Journalism and International Conflicts, 15 credits
Master’s Project in Journalism, 30 credits
The programme is full-time and campus-based, so you are required to attend lectures, seminars, supervision meetings, etc. Examination forms include participation in seminars, oral and written assignments and written take-home examinations. Occasional missed seminars or other compulsory exercises may, after consultation with the examiner, be compensated for through written assignments.