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Study Guide

FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Programme of StudyMaster of Arts in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism-R
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Academic Year2018 - 2019
ECTS / WorkloadOne ECTS unit corresponds to hours of workload.
A Degree awarded by a Greek public University or by a recognized foreign Institution of equivalent status or by a Technological Education Institute is required. Students participate in the Exchange Program are also admitted.
The award of the Postgraduate Degree of the M.A. in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism is conditional upon the successful completion of three course semesters, which are equivalent to 90 E.C.T.S. (Ministerial Order 116507/B/23-7-2014 FEK 2140/v. B/5-8-2014). In the 1st semester graduate students have to attend and pass 3 courses (which include the obligatory course of each specialization, as well as 2 elective courses (total of 30 ECTS). In the 2nd semester graduate students have to attend and pass 3 elective courses (total of 30 ECTS). In the 3rd semester students have to write a dissertation thesis, which, when completed, must be defended in an open public examination. The M.A. in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism entails the following three specializations (pathways): A. European Journalism, B. Digital Media, Culture and Communication, and C. Risk Communication and Crisis Journalism. Combining instruction in the most recent theoretical and research developments with laboratory and practical training, the MA programme aims to prepare its graduates to take up roles of experts, executives, planners or consultants in the above three areas. Specifically, graduates specializing in European Journalism are able to: 1) Have a critical perspective of the European medi landscape, 2) To comprehend the challenges that the development of European journalism and the European public sphere involves, 3) To analyse ropes a distinct field of discourse and debate, 4) To expercise high level research, analytical and information skills in the coverage of issues from a European rather than a national perspective. Graduates specializing in Digital Media, Culture and Communication are able to: 1) To have a critical perspective of the new communication environment, 2) To possess effective skills in the production of digital content, 3) To use effectively digital tools and platforms, 4) To operate in a web-based news environment. Graduates specializing in Risk Communication and Crisis Journalism are able to: 1) Appreciate the value of risk communication in contemporary global society, 2) To select and apply the appropriate form of communication in a variety of risk situations, 3) To have a critical perspective of the challenges and demands faced by independent crisis journalism, 4) To expercise high level research, analytical and information skills in the coverage of crises and risks from a methodical and socially responsible point of view. The MA programme aims to provide specialised theoretical and applied knowledge in the areas of Journalism and Communication. Its objectives are to promote scientific research in these areas, to train high level professionals and researchers, as well as to develop the academic background required for undertaking doctoral studies in these areas. In addition to their scientific and professional education, the MA programmegraduates are also able: 1) To apply theory to practice, 2) To communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, 3) To seek, analyse and compose data and information utilizing the new media, 4) To work both individually and in groups in international and multicultural environments, 5) To approach the object of their work in a critical, innovative and creative way, 6) To respect difference and multicultural diversity, 7) To be professionally responsible and socially sensitive towards issues of gender, natural environment and human rights, 8) To promote free, unprejudiced and critical thinking. ____
"Not applicable".
The qualification is a terminal award and allows access to doctoral studies.
A scale of 1 to 100 applies to the marks of each subject in the International higher Education.
A 85% and higher8.5 - 10(Arista) ExcellentΒ70 - 80% 6.5 - 8.4(Lian Kalos) Very GoodC50 - 69%6 - 6.5(Kalos) GoodFup to 49% - 5.9(Anepitychos) Fail
Minimum passing grade is 50% and higher. (Regulation of Procedure of post graduate programme, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, art. 9 par. 1-2) (<httpQ//>)
A full academic year is equivalent to 90 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Gredit Transfer System) (1 ECTS=25-30 student work load hours). Compliance with the ECTS ( European Gredit Transfer and Accumulation System) regulations started in 2007, when the Greek legislation was harmonized with the relevant European one (Ministerial Decision no Φ5/89656/β3, art. 1-3, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1466/2007/Β). Each course is gredided with a number of ECTS (>=2) according to the studentworkload (contact hours, laboratory work, examination etc) and accumulation of credits (ECTS) is accomplished after successful completion of the course.
"Full- time".