Top International Universities for Masters in Journalism and Media Programmes

Top-International-UniversitiesWith uncertain post study work visa rules in a number of countries, students have been looking for options other than North America to pursue Journalism. There is a remarkable list of courses offered by many universities around the world which feature in the QS World University Rankings 2018 list for Media and Communication Studies. Careers360 here guides you on Media programmes from top Universities besides North America.

 

The Media and Communication sector has emerged as a dynamic and diverse degree option globally. The sector has come forth with more programmes, research options, and more range of career opportunities. All these at eminent countries and best universities, along with affordable tuition fee, and scholarship options.

 

Why Journalism and Media Communication abroad?

 

Various Media and Communication programmes abroad aim to prepare students for a career in media-related industries. Students are equipped with skills to critically analyse news and media and reflect their ideas and thoughts. In broader terms, communication studies extend beyond just domain knowledge and expertise, but also to explore human communications in all kinds of environment and context. The content and approach of the curriculum or the subjects offer a combination of practical preparation for various media careers. Top universities around the world offer courses with a different specialisation such as audio journalism, graphic communication, international communication, opening interesting work avenues for the students. Students are given study abroad options for a semester, capstone projects, opportunities to cover conferences and seminars, and also work on global research under the guidance of faculty.

 

Basic Entry Requirements

 

Universities mostly accept students from diverse academic backgrounds. Although prior academic qualification related to journalism, social sciences and related fields are considered best. Applicants must have good grades at previous study levels. They are also required to score university specific accepted score in the English proficiency tests like IELTS, TOEFL.

 

Besides the academic and professional documents, students must also provide letter of recommendations and statement of purpose, explaining their skills and passion towards journalism, media and communication studies.

 

Top Universities across Globe

 

Below are some of the QS ranked universities and their programmes related to Journalism and Media Communication; your substitutes for typical MBA from USA or Canada.

QS Ranking

Name of University

Name of programme

Eligibility

GMAT/ GRE

English

Resume

LOR

SOP

2

University of Amsterdam

Communication Science: Research Master's

Bachelors

NR

IELTS 6.5

 

 

 

12

National University of Singapore

Master of Arts by Research

2 class Bachelors

NR

IELTS 6, TOEFL PB 580, IB 85

 

2

1

14

Nanyang Technological University

Master of Mass Communication

Bachelors and 2year experience

 

IELTS-7, TOEFL PB 600 CB 250 IB 100

 

 

 

20

Chinese university of Hong kong

MA in Global Communication

Bachelors

NR

7, TOEFL  PB 530, CB 237, IB 92

 

2

1

24

Queensland University of Technology

Master of Business (Integrated Marketing Communication)

Bachelors+ GPA 4 (7)

NR

IELTS 6.5

 

 

 

27

City University of Hong Kong

MA Communication and New Media (MACNM)

Bachelors

NR

IELTS-6.5, TOEFL PBT 550 CBT 213 IBT 79

 

2

1

27

University of Queensland

Master ofLeadership in Global Development

Bachelors and 4 years exp

NR

IELTS 6.5

 

2

1

31

University of Melbourne

Master of Global Media Communication

Bachelors (70 per cent)

 

IELTS 6.5

 

2

1

32

University of Hong Kong

Master of Journalism

 

 

IELTS 7

TOEFl iBT 95

 

 

 

35

University of Sydney

Master Of Digital Communication And Culture

Bachelors (65)

NR

IELTS 7, TOEFL PB 592, IB 96

 

2

1

37

Seoul National University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

Aarhus University

Journalism, Media And Globalisation

Bachelors

NR

IELTS 7

 

2

1

40

University of Zurich

Master of Arts in Cinema Studies

Bachelors

 

NR

 

 

 

42

University of Navarra

Master´s Degree in Media and Entertainment Management

 Bachelors

 NR

 

 

 

 

42

University of Helsinki

Media and Global Communication, Master of Social Sciences

Bachelors

NR

 

 

 

 

Source: QS rankings 2017

 

Some Career Options

  • Journalism or Writing

  • Marketing

  • PR

  • Advertising Firms

  • Television and Film Production

  • Digital Technology or New Media houses

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First Published On : 06 Jun 2017 05:28 PM IST
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