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A Guide to Journalism & Broadcasting Degrees Abroad

The field of journalism is changing faster than perhaps any other profession in the world. As traditional print media continues its slow spiral into extinction, new innovative methods are being experimented with all over the globe, as the demand for information becomes more persistent and diverse. Earning your degree abroad in journalism or broadcasting will not only prepare you with the tools you need for success in this competitive field, but also seamlessly introduce you to the global nature of today’s media landscape.

Why Earn a Degree Abroad

There are many types of journalism roles you can enter into, all of which have one thing in common: the audience is becoming more global. As more and more people all over the world gain access to a diversity of information sources through the internet and mass media, journalists must be constantly in tune with their increasingly international body of readers. Pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate journalism and broadcasting degree abroad will help put you in touch with the world beyond your home nation, and enhance your skills and perspective as a reporter of fact.


An obvious first parameter when deciding where to pursue your journalism degree abroad is the language barrier. Luckily many of the world’s very best journalism schools are in English speaking countries. Colleges such as Columbia University in the United States, the University of Sheffield in the UK, and James Cook University in Australia, feature some of the most prestigious journalism schools (or J-Schools) in the world. Beyond these are hundreds more academic institutions where you can earn a journalism degree abroad, making your options extremely bountiful in the English speaking world.

As bilingualism is especially valued among modern international journalists, you might also consider taking your journalism studies to a country where English is not the primary language spoken. Earning a full journalism degree abroad will give you plenty of time to master the local language, giving you great versatility for a job in professional journalism after graduation. Countries ranging from Argentina to Italy to Japan can all provide journalism students with a unique academic experience while granting them the opportunity to learn a valuable new language.

The silver lining though is that most universities in non-English speaking countries will use the local language as the medium for classroom instruction and readings. So while earning a journalism degree abroad in the non-English speaking world is an exciting proposition, which can be very rewarding professionally, you will want to enter your studies with at least a respectable proficiency in the local language as to not be overwhelmed.

Journalism Degrees Abroad

Traditionally journalism and broadcasting degrees are conferred at the graduate level, although many schools across the world are beginning to offer undergraduate degrees in journalism as well. If you are planning to earn your bachelors degree in journalism abroad then you will likely be attending a university for either three or four years. While not every university offers journalism and broadcasting degrees at the undergraduate level, most will at least offer programs in related fields, such as communications, which covers many of the same basic course concepts.

Masters degrees in journalism typically do not require that you have studied journalism at the undergraduate level, and programs will accept students from a wide array of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences (i.e. English, history, political science, film, etc.). Master’s degrees usually require one or two years of study to complete, depending on whether you study full time or part time, and whether you combine journalism with another course of study.

While undergraduate journalism programs will typically introduce you to a wide range of general concepts that facilitate a deep understanding of the field of journalism, graduate programs will usually give you the opportunity to specialize according to your individual interests in the field. For example media business, digital journalism, and television reporting are all directed ways you can focus your degree towards a specific career goal.


Go Global. Earning your journalism degree abroad will not just deepen your knowledge of global journalism and enhance you as a candidate for hiring, it will also prove to be the adventure of a lifetime as you immerse yourself totally in another country’s culture and customs.

Develop Communication Skills. As a journalist you will be reporting on all types of events and communicating with a large diversity of people. Studying journalism abroad in another country will challenge you to become a better communicator and adapt to any sort of environment.

Stay at the Forefront of the Field. Journalism is changing rapidly, and now more than ever employers are looking for job candidates with a strong training in the field. Journalism schools around the world will teach you the up-to-date trends and techniques of journalism and broadcasting, and have you looking ahead to the future too.

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