Society acknowledges and increasingly demands good communication skills. Companies, organisations and public sector workplaces endeavour to communicate in an environment that is becoming more and more competitive. They need employees who know how to convey sophisticated messages about specialist topics in a manner that is easily understood.
The supplementary subject in journalistic communication strengthens your ability to select and work with specialist material and to communicate it in such a way that it arouses interest and is easy to understand. The degree programme has both a practical and a more theoretical aim. On the one hand, you learn to use journalistic tools such as media releases, web sites and newsletters in a natural way and on the other hand, you gain a theoretical understanding of media-related and societal issues.
The supplementary subject equals a total of 60 ECTS credits. Your studies are divided between the Danish School of Journalism, where you spend the first term, and the Institute of Information and Media Studies at the University of Aarhus, where you spend the spring term. In this way, you get to see journalism from both a practical and a media-theoretical perspective.
In order to be admitted to a supplementary subject, you have to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree programme at a Danish university. Furthermore, the academic regulations of the bachelor’s degree programme have to allow for a combination with a supplementary subject.
You also have to meet the admission requirements for the supplementary subject in question. You can familiarise yourself with the requirements on the Danish version of this page by clicking on Danish in the top right corner.
Read more about admission to supplementary subjects.
As a student it is important to know the regulations for the chosen supplementary subject: what is the content, how is it structured and what does it require from you.
You can find this information in the academic regulations. There is a regulation for both bachelor’s supplementary subject and master’s supplementary subject:
In the following graphical presentation of the subject you can see the different modules and courses that, in addition, link to the course catalogue where you can read the course descriptions.
The teaching focuses on exercises and projects, and you work closely with your fellow students on interview exercises, for example, and when you provide feedback on each other’s texts or collaborate on a Bachelor’s project.
As a student of the supplementary subject in journalistic communication, you become a part of the study environments at both the Danish School of Journalism and the Department of Media Studies.
As a student of media studies, you can avail yourself of one or more of the following offers:
The supplementary subject in journalistic communication qualifies you for the following jobs:
With a supplementary subject in journalistic communication, you are able to: