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| MA in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
|Address||School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Egnatias 46, 54625, Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Tel. No.||+30 2310992072|
|Course||Master's in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism|
|Type of course||Full time|
|Length of course||12 months, 2 course semesters: 1st: Winter semester from October to January, 2nd: Spring semester from February to June, 3rd: from July to September for the research and writing of the Dissertation Thesis|
|Date of commencement||October 1st|
|Class Size||Minimum 5 and maximum 15 attendants|
|Student accommodation||Accommodation is not provided|
|Cost/fees||Total cost for 12 months is set at 3000 euros|
|Financial assistance||Three (3) financial aid scholarships to foreign students at the beginning of the studies plus one (1) merit scholarship at the end of the winter semester|
|Exchange partner schools||students can apply for the Erasmus exchange program during the spring semester|
|Admission requirements||1. Applicants must hold a Bachelor Degree from an accredited university or advanced technological educational institute, at a 2.1 level or equivalent grade (eg. B, very good, etc) from a variety of disciplines, namely Journalism, Communication, Advertising Marketing, Political, Social and Cultural Studies, Economics, Comparative, European and International Studies, History, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Archaeology, History of Arts and Foreign Languages.
2. Two reference letters
3. Students whose native language is not English and/or whose principal language of university instruction was not English must provide evidence corresponding at least to the level C1 of the Common European Framework (CEF) proficiency levels. Specifically, acceptable evidence includes: an overall score of at least 7 in the British Council IELTS test, or a score of at least 100 in the TOEFL iBT test, or 600 in the TOEFL PBT test, or a score of at least 76 in the PTE Academic test, or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE).
|Student profile||1. Ratio of National / Overseas students -
2 to 1
2. Ratio of Men / Women - 1 to 2
3. Age range - 24 – 38 years old
|Course Director||Gregory Paschalidis, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies|
|Contact for application||Maria Troullou, administration officer|
The creation of an English language Master’s program in the areas of Journalism and Communications, is the first of its kind among Greek public Universities. Based on the School’s 25 year-long success in promoting learning through theory-building, cutting edge technical skills and professional training the program reflects the School’s steadfast commitment to innovation, excellence, interdisciplinary education and international outlook. What makes our Master’s program relevant is the consistent integration of the students' study, skills and projects to the real world.
Combining practice based learning with interdisciplinary theory and research the MA in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism is addressed to aspiring media practitioners and researchers as well as to already employed professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in response to the changes in their work environments.
The MA offers three pathways, each of which is designed to respond to a vital area of contemporary concern and application for researchers and professionals in the fields of communication and journalism.
The curriculum also includes: two optional English Language courses, which are open to all students who wish to develop their language skills in the fields of journalism, media and communication and who need to improve their academic English to a high standard, a compulsory Dissertation Research and Writing Skills course offered in the second semester, designed to help students develop the skills necessary to produce high quality work in term-papers and the end-of-year dissertation and an elective methodology course, which is included in all three pathways, and is strongly recommended to all students who do not have any previous experience in contacting a research.
During the third semester students can dedicate themselves to the research and writing of their Thesis, which has to be no more than 20.000 words. A “Dissertation proposal form”, has to be submitted before the end of the second semester on a topic related to the subject areas covered by the preferred pathway and address it to one of the program instructors. The proposals must be approved by the Board Committee, which will also make the final decision for appointing a supervisor. Following the approval of their Thesis, a three member committee will be assigned for assisting the student with the research and editing of the final Thesis.
An extension is also possible from February to May without any additional costs. Any extra delay will be charged with tuition fees equal to 1,000 euros. A graduation ceremony is also scheduled twice every year on March and July. Graduates have no indispensable obligation to participate in order to be awarded their Degree.
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 7 faculties which consist of 33 schools, 5 faculties which consist of one school each, as well as 4 independent schools.
The School of Journalism & Mass Communications was established in 1991. It is housed in a six-storey neoclassical building, in the centre of the city. The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes. The School’s current student population includes almost 700 undergraduates, 64 postgraduates and 57 Phd candidates. In addition, every year the School receives an average of 15 Erasmus students while, at the same time, it trains scores of mid-career professionals through a wide range of specially designed Lifelong Learning Programs. The students actively participate in internship programmes in Greece and abroad which qualifies them for employment in journalism and mass communications both in the public and private sectors.
The School encourages the co-operation of students with local and national media, by producing radio and television programmes aired during prime time. The facilities of the School include the library, as well as the media informatics and the electronic media laboratories.
The School cooperates, through the LLP/ Erasmus programme, with 42 Universities in 20 countries in the European Union, thus contributing to the overall European student and teaching staff exchange and it is one of the very few Schools at Aristotle University which offers a full international Erasmus programme in English for a complete semester.
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