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Master's programme in Investigative Journalism

Master's programme | 60 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Göteborg
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
1) Anyone can apply

About the Programme

Are you a campaigner or activist who wants to hold the powerful to account? Do you work for an NGO or charity and want to harness the potential of modern media for your cause? Do you want to learn how to conceive, design, conduct, deliver,and publish effective journalistic investigations? If you want to sharpen, deepen,and expand your journalistic skills, then apply to the one-year master’s programme in Investigative Journalism (MIJ).

The one-year master’s programme in Investigative Journalism provides a rich understanding of investigative journalism as a democratic phenomenon, plus the skills to conceive, design, conduct, deliver, and publish effective journalistic investigations in today’s digital media environments. As a student of the programme, you will sharpen and expand your journalistic skills and develop the tools and understanding to use the potential of modern media to hold the powerful to account.

The goal is to prepare you for a changing news business through optimizing knowledge and skills that are essential in this turbulent market (data-driven journalism and visualization, project management, entrepreneurship, cross-sectional partnerships) but also fundamental journalistic values and ethics. You will develop the skills to monitor transnational institutions, business, and politics.

Although the program is aimed at those looking to improve their journalistic skills, it could also be useful for campaigners, activists, charities and anyone with an interest in holding the powerful to account.

The program consists of four compulsory courses of 15 credits. They are all campus-based and built on the student’s active involvement.

Term 1:
Investigative journalism in digital environments, 15 hec
Data journalism and visualization, 15 hec

Term 2:
Investigative journalism across borders, 15 hec
Masters thesis in investigative journalism, 15 hec; alternatively Masters project in investigative journalism, 15 hec

More information

http://jmg.gu.se

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree of 180 credits or corresponding. Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: For the selection we require a CV + a Letter of Intent of maximum 500 words each for the two documents (if this limit is exceeded the applications will be disqualified). Save your CV and Letter of Intent into PDF documents and upload them with your other documents (please see our webpage for information about the deadline). Only applications with these documents uploaded will be considered in the selection process. The Letter of Intent should address the questions below:

  • What are your personal, and professional, aims and aspirations, and in what way do you think the programme will help you develop toward those goals?
  • What specifically in the programme structure and content attracted your interest?
  • How have your past experiences, both academic and non-academic, shaped your interest in the issues dealt with in the programme?
  • How have these experiences prepared you for the programme?

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 121 000 SEK
First payment: 60 500 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Study administrator Christina Jones +46 31 7865179 christina.jones@jmg.gu.se Program coordinator Ulla Sätereie +46 31 7864999 ulla.satereie@jmg.gu.se

Department

Journalism Media and Communication
Box 710
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Seminariegatan 1 B

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