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 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.