What's included?

Journalism, democracy and conflict

This is a one-year Master’s programme. It starts in the autumn semester with a 15-credit course in Comparative Journalism Studies, which examines media systems, journalistic cultures (values, ideals and practices) and press freedom in different parts of the world. This is followed by a 15-credit course in Journalism and International Conflicts in the second half of the autumn semester, which focuses on the role of journalism in mediatised conflicts, specifically regarding information warfare and propaganda. Each of these courses can be taken as a freestanding course.

The second semester concentrates on your dissertation, which is worth 15 credits and is an autonomous academic investigation of a particular subject. 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.

Semester 1

Comparative Journalism Studies 15 credits, Journalism and International Conflicts, 15 credits

Semester 2

Master’s Project in Journalism, 30 credits

Course design

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.