Our hyper-communicative world produces new needs and brand new challenges for the professionals in the fields of communication and journalism, as the ways we communicate, network, publish and consume media content changes. The profession of journalism evolves, not only because journalists have to adapt to the digital transformation, but also because they have to respond to the current market and audiences’ needs. At the same time we witness a conversion between journalism and communication.
The MA Communication and Νew Journalism responds to this conversion and aims to equip the students with the adequate knowledge, methodologies and practical tools in the field of Media and more specific in those of Journalism and Communications.
The main goal of the program is to provide substantial and applied knowledge in the field of communications strategy, networking and content production and dissemination. One of the focal points is the familiarization with digital tools and platforms for applied communications and journalism.
WHY CHOOSE TO ATTEND?
The Postgraduate Programme offers employment options in several fields. Graduates can be employed as communication consultants, journalists, communication - brand managers, marketing directors, advertisers, public relations managers, social media managers.
They can also work on writing, publishing, organising and promoting all kinds of publications (books, newspapers, magazines, advertising and newsletters and digital applications). Further, they can work on writing texts for television and radio productions, interviews, portraits, documentaries and feature stories. At the same time, a postgraduate degree can be a tool for improving the social and working life of any conscious citizen, regardless of profession.
The Programme is evaluated and certified by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education.
The Open University of Cyprus (OUC), through its participation in the European project "Liaison Offices with the Labour Market", offers to students of all its programmes of study, the optional and free of charge Thematic Unit (i.e. Module) entitled "Industry Placement". This module provides students opportunities for a placement to gain professional experience in their particular field of study, and the hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus.
Each student has the right to participate in this offering once or twice during his / her studies, provided that s/he meets the required conditions.
Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.
European Credit Units - ECTS: 90
Teaching Language: Greek
Level of Studies: Postgraduate
Title to be Awarded: Magister Artium (MA)
The minimum requirement for admission to a postgraduate programme is an undergraduate degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution.
Candidates are also advised to have the following skills:
-Very good knowledge of English, as they will be asked to access English-language bibliography.
-Adequate knowledge of computers (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and Internet, in order to be able to meet the educational requirements of distance learning.
-Be familiar with the Media and Social Media.
-A computer with an internet connection, headphones and microphone, as they will actively participate in teleconferences.
Smartphone, as they will be asked to use it during the educational process.
The tuition fees for this programme amount to €5,400. The tuition fees per module are €600 (for 10 ects module) and €900 (for 15 ects module and for Master Thesis I and Master Thesis II).
Applications can be submitted exclusively online:
Application dates for the Academic year 2022-2023 : February 24 - May 24, 2022.
The programme offers two (2) academic directions:
- New Journalism
To complete the programme and obtain a postgraduate degree in "Communication and New Journalism" successful attendance and examination are required:
-in eight (8) semester Modules or
-in six (6) semester Modules and in addition the completion of a Master Thesis.
|Programme of Study Layout|
|Communication and New Journalism|
|Modules||Semester||Required / Elective||Pre-requisite Modules||Co-requisite Modules||Workload|
|Common for all Specializations|
|END511||Contemporary World: The Political Condition||1||Required||250-300||10|
|END512||Understanding Media: The Message||1||Required||250-300||10|
|END513||Contemporary Approaches to Communication and Journalism||1||Required||250-300||10|
|END521||Contemporary World: The Social Condition||2||Required||END511||250-300||10|
|END522||Understanding the Message: The Effects||2||Required||END512||250-300||10|
|END701Α||Master Thesis Ι||3||Elective||END511, END512, END513||375-450||15|
|END701Β||Master Thesis ΙI||3||Elective||END511, END512, END513||END701Α||375-450||15|
|END611||Creative Strategies in Digital Communication||3||Elective||END511, END512, END513, END521, END522 , END523||375-450||15|
|END612||Marketing and Communications||3||Elective||END511, END512, END513, END521, END522, END523||END611||375-450||15|
|END524||The Challenges of New Journalism||2||Required||END513||250-300||10|
|END613||Profession: Journalist||3||Elective||END511, END512, END513, END521, END522, END524||375-450||15|
|END614||Digital Storytelling||3||Elective||END511, END512, END513, END521, END522, END524||END613||375-450||15|
- END511: Contemporary World: the political condition
- END512: Understanding Media: the Message
- END513: Contemporary Approaches to Communication and Journalism
- END521: Contemporary World: the social condition
- END522: Understanding the Message: The effects
- END523: Strategic Communication
- END524: The Challenges of new Journalism
- END611: Creative Strategies in Digital Communication
- END612: Marketing and Communication: A Content Strategy Approach
- END613: Profession: Journalist
- END614: Digital Storytelling
END695: Industry Placement (1st), 5 ects
END696: Industry Placement (2nd), 5 ects
Adjunct Faculty (Tutors)