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The CoMundus Masters course "European Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies" aims to provide qualifications for entry into the professions in the area of media, culture and communication. It is the purpose of the programme to qualify students to a level of excellence in the fields of media, communication and cultural studies. For a duration of three semesters (90 ECTS credits) students attend two universities, usually enabling them to study in two languages. Each university will host usually 5-15 students. The average ratio for professor/ student relation is approx. 1:14.
The programme provides a general introduction to the field of media, media institutions, production of media, analysis of media, and utilization of media. Scientific models, overviews of institutions, and an introduction to methods of research are qualifications highly demanded by media companies and media/cultural institutions. In addition, there is the area of study focusing on the classification of theories and methodology. This approach is, due to its general and broad nature, useful for students preparing themselves for careers in the field of media in a flexible way. This is why the schedule of this Master Programme is focused on the development of general competence rather than specialized skills. The experiences gained by the students in those fields in two countries will be important for their future careers in an internationally oriented field of media.

Summary of the study programme
Students are required to cover the four areas of studies below, over the total of 90 ECTS. Each university articulates its offer of courses on the basis of its own approach, in such a way that students can benefit from different cultural and scholarly flavours.

  • I. Theory, History, Epistemology of Media, Culture and Communication
  • II. Institutions, Law, Politics, Economy of the Media
  • III. Media as Text, Media Production and Analysis, Multimedia
  • IV. Audience, Reception and Media Education.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships and CoMundus - European Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies
Since September 2004, CoMundus - the International Consortium for Media, Communication and Cultural Studies is able to provide a limited number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships to non-EU and EU-students. Students and scholars (fellows) from non-EU countries have the possibility to apply for the Master course European Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies in combination with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Since the academic year 2005/06 the CoMundus Consortium is also accepted for Erasmus Mundus action 3 and is thus able to provide Erasmus Mundus scholarships for EU students to enable them to study for a maximum period of three months at one of the non-EU partner universities University Of Sao Paulo (Brazil), St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and Arizona State University (USA).

Universities involved in the CoMundus - Erasmus Mundus Master consortium, locations and mobility arrangements
Students apply for one of the Consortium’s partner universities as home university and for a host university in another country.

  • Denmark: Aarhus Universitet
  • Denmark: Roskilde Universitetscenter
  • France: Université de Bourgogne
  • France: Université Stendhal Grenoble 3
  • Germany: Universität Kassel
  • Italy: Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • United Kingdom: Institute of Education, University of London
  • U.S.A.: Arizona State University

Degree awarded
The European Master of Arts is awarded by the home and the host university, and countersigned by the Consortium's director. The certificate is recognized in the participating universities and countries as joint degree.

Admission criteria for students are:

  • Excellent results of the 1. degree,
  • Theoretical and practical experience in at least one of 4 areas of study,
  • Language ability,
  • Motivation and professional orientation.

Term dates

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