Europe in the World

Programme code:  JJO-EURWRLDNL-13 (Fall) and JJO-EURWRLDDK-13 (Spring)
Semester:   Full year (start in September)
Number of ECTS:  60 
Language of instruction:  English 

Profile of the programme

The School of Journalism in Århus (Denmark) and the School of Journalism in Utrecht (The Netherlands) offer an international programme for advanced students in journalism and young professionals. In 1990, the Journalism Schools in Århus and Utrecht launched this joint specialization course in European journalism.

The Danish and Dutch Schools of Journalism offer this special study programme as part of their regular curriculum. The course Europe in the World is part of the Gutenberg programme of advanced journalism studies. Since 1990, students from Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, the Baltic countries, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazachstan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, former Yugoslavia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the USA have worked together to improve their skills. Each year 24 young professionals from different countries will have the chance to focus on international reporting.

The course presents:

  • the development of Europe and the European Union;
  • an outlook on different forms of regional cooperation in Europe;
  • culture and identity in Europe;
  • the role of Europe in the world;
  • relations between Eastern and Western European countries;
  • relations between Europe and developing countries.

This specialization programme cannot be compared to regular academic exchange. Students live and study in two countries, travel to various European locations, and produce an exciting variety of journalistic products.

“Since 2013 this programme is offered on both bachelor and honours level. If students complete the programme on honourslevel they will gain an extra diploma, the HU honours certificate.” 

Entry requirements

  • Advanced student in journalism or media studies or a young professional
  • Existing journalistic skills either through education on work;
  • Proven interest in international reporting;
  • TOEFL  score 550 paper based or 213 computer based or 80 Internet based or IELTS score 6,5.

Course structure diagram

Course unit title  Number of ECTS 
Knowing (Politics, Economics, Law of the EU)   10
Thinking (Sustainable regional development, Culture & Identity) 10 
Doing (Reporting Europe newsroom) 10 
Europe and the World (globalisation)   10 
Euroviews (online magazine newsroom)  10 
Final exam project  10 


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More information

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