Journalism and media are called the fourth branch of power - so much influence it has on society, politics and modern history.
Despite the fact that often people with a different education come to journalism, a strong degree in journalism is a great boost in media career and full-pack of all needed skills. So we suggest you to think about studying journalism in foreign universities if you wish to relate your life to journalism and media.
Structure of undergraduate study programs in Journalism
The curriculum of undergraduate study programs in Journalism and Mass Communication consists of both theoretical (lectures) and practical (workshops, seminars). In addition to gaining knowledge in the field of journalism, students are engaged in their own projects under the leadership of their supervisor. One of these projects students provide as a thesis at the end of their education. Some study programs also include internships, a year abroad or part-time work placement - you need to check out the structure of the program which you have chosen.
Entry requirements for Journalism and Mass Communications applicants
Those who wish to apply for undergraduate study programs in Journalism and Mass Communications need by fluent in English. Language requirements for Journalism study programs are always more strict than for other study programs. Applicants whose native language is other from English need to provide certificates (TOEFL or IELTS) to prove language proficiency. Applicants for some study programs need to demonstrate basic knowledge of the language of the chosen country.
Applicants for many study programs in Journalism need also to write an introductory essay or article to demonstrate their written communication skills. Some universities also establish interviews (Skype or personal) in order to assess their motivation.
According to QS Top Universities Ranking, the best institution with Journalism and Mass Communication study programs is University of Southern California, USA. Admission requirements for this university and information for international students can be found on our website in the university’s profile. The list of other world leading universities holding Journalism and Mass Communications study programs include: University of Amsterdam, London School of Economics and Political Science, Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California Berkeley, University of Texas in Austin, Goldsmiths University of London, University of California Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania. Most of these universities are located in USA, some specific requirements for applicants in universities of USA can be found on our website