MA Erasmus Mundus Journalism, Media and Globalisation

Course Overview

The Mundus-Journalism Master is a two-year, truly transnational degree providing a solid foundation for analysing and reporting global changes. Building on journalistic skills, the degree offers a unique combination of journalism, media studies and the social sciences. An international consortium of universities and media outlets work closely together to run the Mundus Journalism programme.

Key Features

The College of Arts and Humanities is home to The Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power, Empire. The Callaghan Centre regroups a large number of scholars and postgraduate students with research expertise in the areas of conflict, power and empire. The Callaghan Centre produces world-class research, manages major Research Council funded projects, and promotes collaboration between scholars, policy-makers and cultural providers.

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Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students take the following 60 credits in Year 2

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MSJM17Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Digital War
MSJM40Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Risk Reporting
MSJM99Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Terrorism, Conflict and The Media
Erasmus Mundus Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : students who sucessfully complete the 60 credits above progress to take the Dissertation Module below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MSJM14Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60Dissertation


Year 2 Specialism: War & Conflict, Swansea University

The specialism in war reporting at Swansea comprises three modules: War Reporting, New Media Technology & Social Conflict, and Reporting Risk. Risk Reporting explores the theoretical and conceptual issues that frame the reporting of warfare in modern society. The impact of liveness, technology and 24 hour news amongst other factors on the reporting of war is examined.

War Reporting provides an historical overview of the development of war journalism and war propaganda. Starting with 19th century conflicts such as the Crimean War, the module explores the reporting of conflicts such as the First World War, the Spanish and Ethiopian civil wars, Second World War, Korea, Vietnam and the two Gulf Wars.

New Media Technology and Social Conflict examines the role of new media technologies in the development of social movements and social conflict. The module will examine case studies such as migration, anti-globalisation protests, green movements, religious clashes, gender conflict, racism and xenophobia.

In parallel with the modules a seminar series, Reporting Hot Spots, such as the Middle East runs as well as non-assessed courses to help students prepare for the dissertation and develop their study skills.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will only be admitted if they have a Bachelors degree, or equivalent, with above-average results and the equivalent of at least three months’ full-time work as a journalist. As all courses are taught in English we also require a high degree of language proficiency. More .....

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Personal costs.

Student Quote

Ana Isabel Martínez Molina talks about studying at Swansea University - Erasmus Mundus MA Journalism, Media and Globalisation Student Testimonial

Contact Information

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