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Journalism (English taught)

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    The first two semesters show a parallel schedule of courses in journalism skills and in journalism studies.

    The first two semesters show a parallel schedule of courses in journalism skills and in journalism studies.

  • 2e jaar

    The third and last semester is for writing the Master's thesis and taking either a second research seminar in Journalism Studies or an internship with a news organization.

    The third and last semester is for writing the Master's thesis and taking either a second research seminar in Journalism Studies or an internship with a news organization.

Programma-opties

  • Optional courses (specialisatie)

    Students choose one of two theoretical specializations and one of two topical Research Seminars during the first year.

  • Master's Honours Programme (honoursprogramma)

    The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

    It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

  • Master's placement (specialisatie)

    During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points.

    It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Journalism Studies 1: Theory (5 EC)
Journalism Studies 2: Methodology (5 EC)
Journalism Skills I (5 EC)
Journalism Skills II (5 EC)
Journalism Skills III (5 EC)
Theoretical Specialization: Global Journalism (5 EC, facultatief)
Theoretical Specialization: Journalism and Political Culture (5 EC, facultatief)
Business and Ethics (5 EC)
Journalism Skills IV (5 EC)
Journalism Skills V (10 EC)
Research Seminar I (10 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Master's Thesis (20 EC)
Research Seminar II (10 EC, facultatief)
Internship (10 EC, facultatief)

The 90 ECTS curriculum is 55% academic theory and 45% journalism skills. The academic theory courses include theoretical specialization such as Journalism and Political Culture, research seminars such as News and Audiences and of course a Master's Thesis. The journalism skills courses include topics like international reporting, feature writing, television, online journalism and live radio. A two month internship with a news organization is optional.

The 90 ECTS curriculum is 55% academic theory and 45% journalism skills. The academic theory courses include theoretical specializations such as Journalism and Political Culture, and Global Journalism, research seminars looking at topics such as News and Audiences and of course a Master's Thesis. The journalism skills courses include topics like international reporting, feature writing, television, online journalism and live radio. A two month internship with a news organization is optional.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
  • Maximaal 10 EC

The optional internship may be done outside the Netherlands, in the country of origin or elsewhere.

It is allowed to take an internship abroad. However, there is no possibility to do an exchange abroad.

Waarom in Groningen?
  • Hands-on-training in small groups
  • State-of-the-art newsroom facilities
  • Aims to develop a multimedia mindset
  • Unique combination of practical skills and academic reflection (50-50 approach)

Students have access to professional facilities for their news productions, such as an exclusive newsroom with instruction area, powerful workstations, a radio and television studio, edit rooms and recording equipment.

The programme has an excellent relation with employers and internship providers. The department is proud of it's longstanding collaboration with Dutch public broadcaster NOS in both education and academic research, and has affiliates with universities in Sheffield and Cardiff (UK).

The programme entered first place in the 2012 Elsevier Guide for Best Studies. In 2012 and 2013 it was labeled as one 77 top masters in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids Masters, one of the most influential Dutch study guides, and the best in the field of Media Studies and Communication Sciences.

  • Hands-on-training in small groups
  • State-of-the-art newsroom facilities
  • Aims to develop a multimedia mindset
  • Unique combination of practical skills and academic reflection

Students have access to professional facilities for their news productions, such as an exclusive newsroom with instruction area, powerful workstations, a radio and television studio, edit rooms and recording equipment. The programme has an excellent relation with employers and internship providers. The department is proud of it's longstanding collaboration with Dutch public broadcaster NOS in both education and academic research, and has affiliates with universities in Sheffield and Cardiff (UK).

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems..

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

  • Testimonial van Giacinto Bottone

    “The Master in journalism at the University of Groningen is a complete master mixing both the practical and the theory aspect of the profession.”

    My main interest for journalist came from my passion for movies, especially my interest in film criticism. However, being from Venezuela, I have experienced many situations in which the importance and necessity of journalism are highlighted and put in question, which make me expand my interest on the field.

    The Master in journalism at the University of Groningen is a complete master mixing both the practical and the theory aspect of the profession. It not only prepares you for an academic track, but also trains you as a journalist in the field, with tight deadlines and weekly stories. This, mixed with the fact that the master trains you in many areas like radio, TV or writing, made the decision to choose this master much easier. It is a very demanding master, and you will be expected to take at least 40 hours a week for it, sometimes even more.

    The University of Groningen offers a diverse environment and the journalism master is not an exception. Not only the professors come from all over the world, but in the English track you share the classroom with several other cultures, which makes the experience so much more gratifying, so you also get a taste of different customs and traditions.

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    – Giacinto Bottone
  • Testimonial van

    ‎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.

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