Master in Journalism

Education objectives

The study cycle is structured so that at the end of the course, the student demonstrates:
1. capacity to develop theoretical knowledge about the mechanisms in the journalism field.
2. know-how and ability of understanding and solving problems, in wide and multidisciplinary contexts, applying them to the development of a journalistic project, autonomously or inside an organization.
3. to understand the challenges created by new technologies and by the changes in the organizations, in media and in the journalism field.
4. depth knowledge about journalism discourses and the media languages in different platforms.
5. understanding of the processes of interaction between journalists and several social factors in diverse situations.
6. ability to clearly communicate the conclusions of his/her research before a panel of experts and non-experts.

General characterization

DGES code

6367

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Master

Access to other programs

Access to the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access conditions, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at NOVA FCSH.

Coordinator

Dora dos Santos Silva, António Maria Salvado Coxito Granado

Opening date

2020-09-28

Vacancies

25

Fees

1300 Euros/year or 2700 Euros/year (foreign students)

Schedule

Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 3 semesters.
Total credits: 93 credits (60 in course units of the study programme + 33 in the non-taught component).
Types of non-taught component: Dissertation, Project Work, Practical Work Experience with Report.
Number of credits from free-elective options: 10 credits (the student can obtain 10 credits from free-elective options in course units taught at post-graduate level at FCSH/UNL, or at any other national or foreign higher education institution with bilateral agreement.)

The degree of «mestre» corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.


Competencies:

1. To acquire the capacity to develop theoretical knowledge about the mechanisms of the journalism field;
2. To know how to apply the knowledge and the capacity of understanding and solving problems, in wide and multidisciplinary contexts, related with their field of study, namely by applying them to the development of a journalistic project, autonomously or inside an organization;
3. To understand the challenges created by new technologies and by the changes in the organizations, the media and the journalism field;
4. To dominate the journalism discourses and the media languages of the different platforms;
5. To acquire the knowledge that can allow the understanding of the processes of interaction between journalists and several social factors in diverse situations;
6. To be able to clearly communicate the conclusions of his/her research.



Conditions of admittance

Application and access conditions to the cycle of studies reflect the conditions established in the national legislation, namely: - to hold a licenciado degree or legal equivalent; - to hold a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCSH; -to hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae recognized by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCSH. Applicants will be selected and ranked according to the criteria annually defined in the application edict.

Evaluation rules

A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the post-graduate diploma. The final grade of the post-graduate diploma is the average, by credit, of the grades obtained in the course units in which the student obtained the 60 credits from the taught part of the Masters course. A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the Masters degree. The final grade of the Masters degree will be the average of the final grade of the taught part of the course, weighted to 40%, and the grade awarded to the dissertation, project work or work experience with report.

Structure

Opções Condicionadas (a)
Code Name ECTS
Options
722011047 Journalistic Writing 10.0
722011135 History and Theories of Journalism 10.0
722011136 Specialised Journalism I 10.0
722011137 Specialised Journalism II 10.0
722011066 New Narratives in the Media 10.0
722011076 Contemporary Issues in Journalism 10.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 50
Opções Condicionadas (b)
Code Name ECTS
Options
722011139 Dissertation in Journalism 33.0
722011048 Work Experience with Report in Journalism 33.0
722011089 Project Work in Journalism 33.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 33
Regra que permite inscrição em um máximo de 10 ECTS que podem ser obtidos em unidades curriculares de nível pós -graduado da FCSH, ou de outras instituições de Ensino Superior nacionais ou estrangeiras, mediante protocolo.