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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?

The Master's degree in Media Studies offers two complete Master's tracks, one internationally orientated English-taught track, and a Dutch-taught track. Both programmes train you to become a professional reporter and teach you to critically reflect on the nature of journalism. You will develop both practical skills and in-depth academic knowledge.

The theoretical study of journalism makes this programme special. You will learn to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession, the future of news reporting and your own position as a professional reporter. Eventually you will write a Master's thesis based on these theoretical reflections.

The programme has a strong practical side as well. You will receive a hands-on multimedia training in a state-of-the-art newsroom. Through various assignments you will learn to turn current events into accessible news items. To further train your skills you will do an internship.

Both tracks are selective. Please check the programme website for more details on content and admission procedures.

Een gezonde samenleving heeft goede journalistiek nodig. Hoe en waarom is de journalistiek zo aan het veranderen? Hoe maak je zelf onafhankelijke, betrouwbare en boeiende journalistieke verhalen?

Onder het label van de masteropleiding Mediastudies vallen twee volledige mastertracks: de Nederlandstalige track Journalistiek en de Engelstalige track Journalism. In beide programma's word je opgeleid tot verslaggever en leer je kritisch denken over wat journalistiek inhoudt. Je ontwikkelt zowel praktische vaardigheden als academische kennis.

Kenmerkend aan dit programma in Groningen is de theoretische blik op de journalistiek. Je denkt na over de aard van de journalistiek, de toekomst van verslaggeving en je eigen positie als ondernemende journalist. Op basis van deze en andere bespiegelingen schrijf je uiteindelijk een afstudeerscriptie.

Het programma heeft ook duidelijk een praktische kant. Je krijgt intensieve begeleiding in een moderne newsroom, waarin je leert werken voor verschillende mediaplatforms als online, televisie, radio en print. Door het lopen van een stage en het doen van verschillende opdrachten leer je actuele gebeurtenissen om te zetten in toegankelijk en aantrekkelijk nieuws.

Beide tracks hebben een beperkt aantal plaatsen en werken daarom met een decentrale selectieprocedure.

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    ‎Video Journalist/Gallery Director

    The internship I completed as part of my MA 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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MA in Mediastudies
Croho code
Type opleiding
Nederlands (100%), Engels (100%)
18 maanden (90 ECTS)

University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts

Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Mexico, Russia, China, India, or Indonesia, starting a Master's programme at the Faculty of Arts? If so, you could qualify for the University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant, Faculty of Arts, a partial scholarship which helps you to finance your studies.

Read more about the OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts.

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