Erasmus Mundus Journalism, Media and Globalisation (EMJ)

Erasmus Mundus Journalism, Media and Globalisation

Programme Duration: 2 years
Language of Instruction: English
Academic Supervisordoc. PhDr. Alice Němcová Tejkalová, Ph.D.
Programme CoordinatorMgr. Sandra Lábová
Tuition Fee and Scholarship: See the information on the official EMJ website

Practical Information

Erasmus Mundus Journalism website.

Find all important practical information.

Handbook for Mundus Journalism Students.

Karolinka for EMJ.

Thesis Supervisors for Mundus Journalism Prague.

E-book on avoiding plagiarism.

Forms and Regulations

Download forms and documents at the Faculty of Social Sciences website.

Academic calendar 2021/2022.

EMJ MA thesis

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Course 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.