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Global Communication and International Journalism - Double Degree Master's Program

The academic degree will be provided from Freie Universität Berlin and Saint Petersburg State University upon graduation. Deadline for application is June 15, 2015.

News from Apr 19, 2015

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.

 The first and third semesters are studied at SPbU in St. Petersburg, the second semester is studied at FU in Berlin. Depending on the student's individual choice of the MA thesis supervisor (following research interest and chosen topic), the final semester is either studied at SPbU or FU. 

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.

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