Journalism and Media Analysis

Area of Studies: Social Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy
Mode of Studies: Full-time studies
Length of Programme: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Master in Journalism

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Unique Features

The graduate study program aims at educating experienced and knowledgeable professionals as well as highly engaged, responsible, and active citizens of contemporary (mediatized, technology and information focused, and networking) society, open to changes, professional challenges and innovations, possessing knowledge and expertise not only to adequately respond to the needs of different audience groups, but also to critically analyze the impact of professional practice in the country’s public life, and to initiate new and innovative communications services, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multi-media projects.

Access Requirements

The prospective students must have completed a Bachelor programme, background knowledge in Social Sciences and Humanities (minimum 30 ECTS credits), good command of English, working skills in writing and spelling.

Competencies Acquired

  • General competences to apply analytical thinking to all that journalists do – from challenging the authenticity of information and news sources to understanding the societal processes and behavior patterns and motivations of people:
    • To analyze the functions of journalism, as a structural element of the media system, in a democratic civil society;
    • To apply qualitative, quantitative and comparative research methodology and empirical data collection techniques in communication and media research.
  • Subject competences related to making informed judgments about the newsworthiness of events, or finding the right experts to comment on important issues:
    • To work with various information sources, identify news values, do interviews, prepare reports, analyze, summarize, and raise good problem questions.
  • Process competences related to knowledge about communication process and the factors influencing it:
    • To explore the processes within media and public space on the national and international levels and to assess them in a broader socio-cultural, economic, political and historical context;
    • To evaluate transformations of media systems in the context of globalization and mediatization, analyzing the information content, audiences, technology, and organizations.
  • Competences of professional skills and values related to the general societal role of journalists and the norms guiding their behavior:
    • To demonstrate solid knowledge of systems of media regulation, standards of journalistic ethics, and communication cultural differences; and to apply the principles of socially responsible journalism;
    • To apply techniques and methods of gathering, selecting, evaluating, writing and editing news, while using different types and sources of information, given the media users and different channels.

Career Opportunities

Program graduates acquire the qualifications to work in print, radio, television and online media organizations; journalism and media research and training institutions; media monitoring organizations and market research companies. The Master’s Program in Journalism and Media Analysis qualifies for further studies, including PhD programs.

Application Procedure

Detailed information on required documents, legalization of documents, application deadlines, tuition fees etc. is provided in the section “Addmission to MA”.

Curriculum

Courses (Study Subjects)

Code

Credits

1st Semester (Autumn)

Communication and Media Philosophy

KOM5018

6

Propaganda Criticism

KOM5023

6

Principles of Journalism

KOM5029

6

New Media Journalism

KOM5030

6

Elective courses (choose 1):
Postcoloniality in Eastern and Central Europe

SPK5009

6

Feminisms in Europe

SPKN5010

6

Total credits:

30 ECTS

2nd semester (Spring)
International and Intercultural Communication

KOM5025

6

Media Economics

KOM5021

6

Audiovisual Journalism

KOM5022

6

Integrating Oral History in Journalism

KOM5032

6

Elective courses (choose 1):
Risk and Crisis Communication

IKM5024

6

Creative Writing

KOM5031

6

Total credits:

30 ECTS

3rd Semester (Autumn)
Media in Modernity

KOM5033

6

Communication Research: Discourses and Methods

KOM5020

6

Political Communication and Mediatization

KOM6005

6

Internship

KOM6007

6

Elective courses (choose 1):
Popular and Visual Culture

KOM5024

6

Media Innovations and Creativity

KOM5026

6

Total credits:

30 ECTS

4th Semester (Spring)
Final MA Thesis

30

Total credits in the program:

120 ECTS