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Journalism (English taught)

Are you passionate about news and do you want to report and analyze current affairs? Do you want to know why journalism is transforming so fast nowadays?

This internationally oriented programme trains students from diverse parts of the world to become journalists with in-depth academic knowledge in the field of Journalism Studies. The intensive training by experienced journalists offers a solid foundation in the skills that are needed to succeed in the global journalism of today.

Theoretical Journalism Studies courses encourage students to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession and stimulate critical thinking about the future of news reporting. You will study how journalism culture and developments in globalization, citizenship, politics and digitalization interrelate, while learning how to apply appropriate research methods and theories.

The English-taught Master's track in Journalism takes a year and a half and has a study load of 90 ECTS. In the first two semesters the student will take academic courses and practice journalism skills. During the third and last semester students work on their master's thesis. They also take a second research seminar or do an internship with a news organization.

Are you passionate about news and do you want to report and analyse current affairs? Do you want to know why good journalism is essential in a sustainable society?

This internationally oriented Master's track trains students from diverse parts of the world to become journalists with in-depth academic knowledge in the field of Journalism Studies. The intensive training by experienced journalists offers a solid foundation in the skills that are needed to succeed in the global journalism of today.

Theoretical Journalism Studies courses encourage students to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession and stimulate critical thinking about the future of news reporting. You will study how journalism culture and developments in globalization, citizenship, politics and digitalization interrelate, while learning how to apply appropriate research methods and theories.

The English-taught Master's track in Journalism takes a year and a half and has a study load of 90 ECTS. In the first two semesters the student will take academic courses and practice journalism skills. During the third and last semester students work on their master's thesis. They also take a second research seminar or do an internship with a news organization.

This track is cut out for students that…

  • are interested in theory and Journalism Studies
  • have a wide range of interests
  • have a flair for language
  • don't give up easily and are willing to work hard
  • can handle stress and strict deadlines
  • can't get enough of the latest news
  • are very curious about people and the world

This track is cut out for students that…

  • are interested in theory and Journalism Studies
  • have a wide range of interests
  • have a flair for language
  • don't give up easily and are willing to work hard
  • can handle stress and strict deadlines
  • can't get enough of the latest news
  • are very curious about people and the world
Meer over deze opleiding
  • Opleidingsvideo

    Learning journalism research practices in an international classroom

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van Emanuele Del Rosso

    The lecturers are an asset to the programme

    'I applied to several universities for this Master's track. I was accepted everywhere, but because of its high ranking I decided to follow the programme at the University of Groningen.

    I think the lecturers are an asset to the programme. They have a lot of experience in the field and that makes them both good teachers and good journalists. What I also like about this programme is its practical approach. One of the reasons I chose to follow this Master's track is the internship at the end of the programme. I have plans to apply to an English-language newspaper somewhere in Ireland or the UK. Of course I'd love to do my internship at the New York Times or the Guardian. After my Master my ambition is to work for one of these as a journalist.

    In order to be successful in this programme you have to work hard. But for me that is no problem because I really enjoy the assignments. When I do have free time, I like to jog or attend activities such as conferences at the Faculty.'

    Sluiten
    – Emanuele Del Rosso
  • Testimonial van Sarah Bomkapre Kamara

    PhD at Ludwig Maximilians University (Munich)

    At the moment I am a PhD candidate at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Before this I worked as a journalist at the English for Africa Department at Germany's International Broadcaster Deutsche Welle, where I wrote stories for the radio and the website. I also presented some of the daily shows.

    I wanted a job that was more than just going into the office every morning and returning home at night which led me into becoming a journalist. I wanted to become the type of journalist that provides change by sharing information, one that gives people a voice knowing how that kind of journalist can have huge impact on the government and citizenry.

    The skills modules of the Master's track in Journalism has been very important to me. I learned to compile media packages and edit videos for an international audience. The courses were intense and the training strong. I learnt both the theories and skills one needs to practise journalism anywhere in the world. 

    It was tough sometimes, but I'll never forget how supportive the lecturers were. Another thing I will always remember is the city of Groningen. I miss it so much! I loved the old buildings and going to the market every Saturday. I was lucky to live in an international student house. Every week we ate food from another country. I still have friends from all over the world and even learned how to ride a bicycle! It was a beautiful experience!

    Sarah received a Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship for talented students and young researchers from developing countries (she is from Sierra Leone). She was interviewed about her stay in Groningen by Unifocus, the university's videomagazine. You can see it here: http://youtu.be/g5csALGJh8E

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    – Sarah Bomkapre Kamara
  • Testimonial van Owen Shipton

    ‎Video Journalist/Gallery Director

    The internship I completed as part of my Master's track led directly to a job in journalism. After an intense year of studying and three months of work experience, my internship supervisor offered me a job as a Video Journalist. Since then, I have been promoted to Gallery Director, with creative control over my channel's live content.

    Studying in Groningen prepared me for daily newsgathering – it taught me how to make news – and also to look critically at the media content others create. That’s important regardless of whether you want to work in Journalism Studies or journalism itself; you can’t get better at what you do without reflecting on the work of others.

    Groningen’s the sort of place where other people will want to visit you. You won’t be able to keep your parents, friends or significant others away. I’ve got very fond memories of my time there, which was academically tough enough to keep me on my toes but relaxed enough to have a lot of fun.

    I’m looking forward to getting more presenting experience, something that studying in Groningen gave me a real taste for. After a year looking at such varied topics, you learn what you want to do most.

    Sluiten
    – Owen Shipton
Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MA in Mediastudies
Croho code
60831
Type opleiding
Master
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
18 maanden (90 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
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