Global Journalism

"Global journalism" is increasingly used to refer to an aspect of contemporary journalism. However, the term is applied somewhat differently in different contexts and may not always mean the same thing. One way to understand "global journalism" is simply to make it mean transnational news exchange, particularly of the kind that large international news networks and agencies engage in, such as CNN and Reuters. In this meaning, global journalism could be seen as the counterpart to local or national journalism. Studies within this approach are interested in finding out how international journalism is practiced (e.g. by foreign correspondents) and how globalization affects journalism in light of for example economic and technological advances. The MA Programme in Global Journalism has emerged as a prolonging of the international engagement of NLA University College in journalism and media studies since the late 1990s. NLA's Department of Journalism and Media Studies has been commissioned to set up MA degrees within the field in four transitional societies; Kosovo, Ethiopia, Uganda and Bolivia. Instructors from the department has also been involved in media development work on various levels in a number of other countries, both in Western and non-Western contexts. The department`s portfolio today covers a range of educational and research activities within journalism and media studies in the global context, including short-term trainings in journalism, needs assessment reports for international agencies, media productions from transitional societies, and more.
Application deadline

Nordic applicants: April 15

EU applicants: April 15

Non EU-applicants: February 1

Formal prerequisites

The basic criterion for admission is a 3 or 4-year BA degree (Bachelor of Arts).

Furthermore, the applicant’s undergraduate degree or education must include either:

  • a specialization of at least 80 ECTS credits within Journalism, Media Studies, or another subject area with relevance for global journalism; or
  • an integrated degree in Journalism comprising of at least 120 ECTS credits.

To be qualified for the study, candidates are required to possess an average grade of C or higher (ECTS) in the relevant specialization of the undergraduate study. Grade records from foreign applicants will be converted either in agreement with ECTS regulations; in agreement with common conversion scales; or, if none of these options are available, by individual assessment by the Admission’s Committee.

Foreign applicants should note that students must meet the English language requirements, cf. the GSU-list.

If the student according to the GSU-list is required to complete an English test, he/she needs to achieve a minimum score of 550 points on the TOEFL paper-based test or 80 points on the TOEFL Internet-based test, or a minimum score of 6.0 from the IELTS (academic) test.

On this website you will find information on how to meet the English language requirements.

This programme of study has no Norwegian language requirements.

For further details, see the programme's website.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Kristiansand
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English