Erasmus Mundus Journalism, Media and Globalisation

Basic Information

Programme Duration: 2 years
Language of Instruction: English
Academic Supervisordoc. PhDr. Alice Němcová Tejkalová, Ph.D.
Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Sandra Lábová
Tuition Fee: See the information on the official EMJ website
Scholarship: See the information on Erasmus Mundus Scholarships here.

Who is this programme for?

Erasmus Mundus Journalism, Media and Globalisation (EMJ) is open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related programme study and have at least three months of journalistic experience.

EMJ offers a unique educational experience with students studying and living in at least two European countries. The first year of the degree is spent with the entire cohort in Denmark at both Aarhus University and the Danish School of Media and Journalism. The second year sees students split into smaller groups that move to either Charles University, Prague, Czechia, the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, or City University of London, United Kingdom. In addition, selected students will get the unique opportunity to substitute their second-semester courses in Denmark with courses taken at one of the prestigious universities, such as University of California, Berkley, USA; University of Technology Sydney, Australia; City, University of London, UK and more.

In general level, the programme focuses on analytical skills needed to identify and analyse cultural, political, and technological challenges to and opportunities for journalism across the globe. It combines theoretical, methodological and practical perspectives. 

Specialisation in Prague: Totalitarianism & Transition

The Prague's programme offers the Totalitarianism & Transition Specialisation. It focuses on issues arising from this political upheaval. As media and journalism are key players of liberal democracy, their status are crucial in the transition from a totalitarian to a liberal political environment. This specialization gives students a solid understanding of the contemporary history of post-totalitarian countries. Students work with key issues facing journalism in light of ongoing political, market related and technological transformations. Obtained theoretical knowledge becomes the point of departure for the practical courses in audio, video and multimedia journalism production.

Programme Structure

The first year of the degree is spent in Denmark with the entire cohort of international students. The aim of the first year is to give students the analytical skills needed to identify and analyse cultural, political, and technological challenges to and opportunities for journalism across the globe. Moreover, the courses in Aarhus are designed to prepare students for your specialisation and thesis work in the second year. In order to realise that aim, the courses in Aarhus will combine theoretical, methodological and practical perspectives.

In the second year, students split into smaller groups choosing the specialisation of their interest.  The courses in the Prague’s specialisation „Totalitarianism & Transition“ offers a combination of theoretical and practical courses in audio, video and multimedia journalism production.  

In order to obtain a Master diploma, students enrolled in Prague’s programme must gain 120 ECTS during the whole programme, 60 of them while study Prague’s specialisation "Totalitarianism & Transition".

Compulsory courses

  • Media in Post-Totalitarian Countries: The course offers basic knowledge of the development of media in post-totalitarian countries on examples of Central Europe from 1989 until now. It supports students' critical approach to reflections on mass media and social media, and on contemporary societies and their political communication. 
  • Contemporary History of Post-Totalitarian Countries: This course will provide the students' knowledge of the contemporary history of post-totalitarian countries in Central (and Eastern) Europe in order to understand the specifics of its political, socio-economic and cultural developments in the recent past that have an impact on the societies of Central European countries today. 
  • Audiovisual Journalism of the 21st Century“: The course aims to develop journalism and reporting skills. It combines TV studio and fieldwork both with professional broadcast technologies and widely used consumer devices (i.e. smartphones and tablets). Students will work on simulated TV newscasts which will include work in the TV studio, editing news stories and live reporting.
  • Post-Digital Photojournalism: The course discusses the current situation of visual journalism. With the rise of digital technologies, theoreticians began talking about the death of traditional photography and describing the era as post-photographic. Now, twenty years later, it is obvious that visual messages are more powerful than ever in and beyond political discourse.
  • Foreign Correspondence: This course covers both the very interesting history of the profession, as well as its current situation that is influenced by both technological and economic challenges. The course makes use of the practical skills students gained from the previous courses to simulate the work of foreign correspondents. 
  • Diploma Thesis Seminar I & II: During the courses students will be provided with relevant methodological and theoretical knowledge and skills, at an advanced level, which are necessary for MA students to produce a master's thesis. It also guides students in developing the core design of their thesis.

Future Career

Our alumni are entering successful and interesting jobs worldwide with many at the top of their profession. Many paths are open to them, and they might want to choose different directions at different times in their life. We have divided Mundus Journalism's career paths into three overall directions, such as practical journalism, an academic career in journalism and media or NGO's, start-ups and all areas of international work.

Admission Requirements and Scholarships

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation welcomes applications from undergraduate students around the world. You can apply for admission to the Mundus Journalism programme and for a Mundus scholarship within the same application process.

All information regarding admission requirements, selection criteria and scholarships can be found on EMJ webpage