With 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.
Name of University
Name of programme
University of Amsterdam
Communication Science: Research Master's
National University of Singapore
Master of Arts by Research
2 class Bachelors
IELTS 6, TOEFL PB 580, IB 85
Nanyang Technological University
Master of Mass Communication
Bachelors and 2year experience
IELTS-7, TOEFL PB 600 CB 250 IB 100
Chinese university of Hong kong
MA in Global Communication
7, TOEFL PB 530, CB 237, IB 92
Queensland University of Technology
Master of Business (Integrated Marketing Communication)
Bachelors+ GPA 4 (7)
City University of Hong Kong
MA Communication and New Media (MACNM)
IELTS-6.5, TOEFL PBT 550 CBT 213 IBT 79
University of Queensland
Master ofLeadership in Global Development
Bachelors and 4 years exp
University of Melbourne
Master of Global Media Communication
Bachelors (70 per cent)
University of Hong Kong
Master of Journalism
TOEFl iBT 95
University of Sydney
Master Of Digital Communication And Culture
IELTS 7, TOEFL PB 592, IB 96
Seoul National University
Journalism, Media And Globalisation
University of Zurich
Master of Arts in Cinema Studies
University of Navarra
MasterÂ´s Degree in Media and Entertainment Management
University of Helsinki
Media and Global Communication, Master of Social Sciences
Source: QS rankings 2017
Some Career Options
Journalism or Writing
Television and Film Production
Digital Technology or New Media house