Taught course


University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA Mediastudies

Entry requirements

The admissions test includes two parts: writing a (short) essay on a specific topic in Journalism Studies, and a personal selection of the top 5 international/local news items and why they are important. The admission test will be sent to the student via email and needs to be returned within a week to the programme coordinator. You will receive the test as soon as your diploma has been positively validated. An interview might follow. The programme is fully in English therefore all students are required to do an IELTS (7), TOEFL 620 (paper-based) or TOEFL 105 (internet-based) or an equivalent Cambridge Exam. The only exemption is if the student's native tongue is English. You may apply for the master's programme in Journalism with any university bachelor. http://www.rug.nl/masters/journalism-english-taught/admission-and-application

Months of entry


Course content

Are you passionate about news and do you want to report and analyze current affairs? Do you want to know why journalism is transforming so fast nowadays?

This internationally oriented programme trains students from diverse parts of the world to become journalists with in-depth academic knowledge in the field of Journalism Studies. The intensive training by experienced journalists offers a solid foundation in the skills that are needed to succeed in the global journalism of today.

Theoretical Journalism Studies courses encourage students to reflect on the nature of journalism as a profession and stimulate critical thinking about the future of news reporting. You will study how journalism culture and developments in globalization, citizenship, politics and digitalization interrelate, while learning how to apply appropriate research methods and theories.

The English-taught master's programme in Journalism takes a year and a half and has a study load of 90 ECTS. In the first two semesters the student will take academic courses and practice journalism skills. During the third and last semester students work on their master's thesis. They also take a second research seminar or do an internship with a news organization.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
1951 (EU)
International students
11000 (non-EU)

Qualification and course duration

MA Mediastudies

full time
90 months

Course contact details

Erika Kastelein