To graduate from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications students have to attend and successfully complete forty-eight (48) courses (core courses, compulsory courses related to the selected specialisation, elective courses related to the selected specialisation and elective courses). Students can select an internship in a wide variety of journalism/communications work sites, which carries 6 ECTS credits, and is equivalent to one elective course belonging to the selected specialisation. Final year dissertation is compulsory and carries 12 ECTS credits. Assessment is based on written or oral examinations, as well as written assignments and projects.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers two (2) specialisations, namely:
A. Journalism, B. Mass Communications.
The undergraduate programme of the School aims at training scientists to readily comprehend mediated communication in all its various forms, applications, aspects and functions, together with the promotion of scientific study and the exploration of its evolution and role in contemporary society and culture. By combing theory and practice, specialised and general education, scientific knowledge and professional skills, an interdisciplinary approach and innovative technological applications, the study programme aspires to learning outcomes that promote the productive, socially responsible, and creative role of the graduates in the various sectors of public communication and information.
More specifically, graduates of the Journalism specialisation are able to acquire the following skills: 1) to produce journalistic material of different genres and for various media (print, broadcast, internet), 2) to collect, analyse, and combine data and information according to the methods and techniques of journalistic research, 3) to use modern information and communication technologies, 4) to adhere to the rules and principles of media ethics, 5) to respect and promote the principles of liberty of opinion , thought and freedom of the press.
Graduates of the Mass Communications specialization are able to acquire the following skills: 1) to apply theory to the basic areas of applied communication (Advertising, Public Relations, Political Comminication), 2) to conduct quantitative and qualitative research in the field of Communications, 3) to analyse the politics, economics, administrations and operation of mass media institutions in the contemporary social and international environment, 4) to use modern information and communication technologies, 5) to respect and promote the principles of a democratic and pluralistic public sphere.
Graduates of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, together with their scientific and professional training, have the ability to: 1) communicate in a foreign language, 2) search, analyse and combine data and information by using modern technologies, 3) work equally well on an indepedent basis or in groups, 4) adapt to new work environments and renew their knowledge and skills, 5) approach the object of their work in a creative and innovative way, 6) respect diveristy and multi-culturalism, 7) demonstrate professional responsibility and social sensitivity to matters of sex, natural environment and human rights, 8) promote free, unbiased and critical thinking.