Global Communication and International Journalism

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 1.91 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 1.91 k / Year(s) Deadline: May 31, 2024
118 place StudyQA ranking:7209 Duration:2 years

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The Master’s Program Global Communication and International Journalism is conducted by the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, FU Berlin, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, SPbU. It attracts graduates with a BA level or higher academic degree or a Specialist university degree in social sciences as well as humanities. The program provides students with the analytical, methodological and practical competencies necessary for understanding and researching global communication and international journalism developments.

The graduates of the double degree program are well prepared for a career in journalism as well as an academic career in media research both in universities and in the private sector. They have the necessary competencies to engage in editorial boards or management of organizations and various sectors of global mass media. They are ready to work in media consultancy, political education and intercultural communication.

Courses are taught in English; an academic degree from both universities is provided upon graduation. Students attend courses in St. Petersburg and in Berlin.

Core Areas of Research and Teaching

  • Communication Studies and Research Methods
  • Journalism Studies and Journalistic Practice
  • Media Systems in Comparative Perspectives
  • Globalization and Media
  • International Journalism Culture
  • Modern Media Management
  • Internship / Research Practice

Application requirements

  • A short letter of motivation for the double degree program (in English) containing 1) explanation of the applicant motives and expectations of the program; 2) details about the key aspects chosen in his/her previous study program(s); 3) relevant work experience in the fields of journalism, public relations and/or public communication.
  • A CV
  • An original or a certified copy of a bachelor diploma or of a diploma of a specialistwith higher professional education or a specialist’s diploma. An English language application in the format established by the admissions committee of SPbU.
  • Professional-academic portfolio, including works in communication industries (max. 5 pieces); description of an existing (launched at least three months prior to the exam) media project owned/created by the applicant; prizes and awards owned by applicant at competitions in respective professional sphere can be also included in candidates’ professional-academic portfolio.
  • Proof of English language skills: internet-based TOEFL with the result of 80 or better, equivalent IELTS with the result of 6 or higher, or Cambridge ESOL: FCE/CAE with the result of B2.2/C1.1 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or higher.
  • A copy of an identity document with the indication of applicant’s nationality (passport).
  • A portrait photograph (300 dpi, made during the current calendar year).

Both universities offer up to 10 funded places for German / international students. For more information regarding places, please have a look at the SPbU website.

FU Berlin does not charge tuition fees for consecutive master’s programs. Instead, the university charges all students with “semester fees and contributions” of circa EUR 300 each semester, including public transportation costs in Berlin.

Students enrolled on the fee-paying basis pay tuition fees set by SPbU, which is fixed at the sum of 90.000 roubles per semester.

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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 550 Foreign:$ 550
Deadline: May 31, 2024 41 place StudyQA ranking: 3652