Welcome to the Department of Media Studies and Journalism!

If you are an international or exchange programme student who wants to study at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism for one or two semesters you are at the right place. Below you can find some basic information that can be useful to you when you are planning your student mobility and after you arrive in Brno. 

Reasons to study at our department 


Department of Media Studies and Journalism offers wide range of practical and theoretical courses addressed to students interested in media, communication and journalism. Courses are taught by acknowledged scholars, experts and practitioners in their fields. The department labs are equipped with high-end up to date studio technology and AV equipment used in the industry. We have our own student’s media. ​

Our department is a part of Masaryk university – modern, international and vibrant academic environment gathering thousands of inspiring people - scientists, educators, professionals, staff and students from many different countries and backgrounds. The university is established and well-recognized educational institution interconnecting teaching with the excellent research. University campus, as well as dorms capacity, is robust and provides the ideal place to stay for your abroad experience. ​

Not convinced yet? Find out 8 reasons why you will fall in love with Masaryk University!​

The Faculty of Social Sciences is a modern and international academic environment employing the best scientists in the field of different social sciences. It is situated in the center of the city Brno, second largest and culturally rich city in Czech Republic. Take a video tour with Hana and visit our faculty!


Brno is one of the best student cities in the world! Too small to get lost, big enough to entertain, accommodate inspiring people and provide opportunities. In the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds students ranking Brno ranked sixth worldwide. The city made its position in the ranking no not only due to high quality education provided by local universities, but also because of its cultural life, affordability, diversity and tolerance. With the city population of 380 000 Brno is the biggest city of the picturesque historical region South Morava famous for its wine production and hospitality of local people. University students make up another 80 000 which is possible due to modern university campuses and Brno accommodation capacities.​

Find out 10 reasons why to come to Brno and read more about student’s life in the city. Eventually, if you prefer to see it with your own eyes you may watch this video!

Study programmes at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism

At the moment, at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism we run two established study programmes in the Czech language. However we are planning to launch the two regular study programmes addressed to international students in the near future in cooperation with other departments. ​

Media and journalism: bachelor undergraduate programme​

The bachelor's study program Media Studies and Journalism focuses on the professional training of journalists. Our students have the opportunity to learn practical skills essential for a journalist's work, like gathering reliable information, creating stories, writing readable texts, taking remarkable photographs, shooting and editing videos. They progress from theoretical foundations to creative seminars. Part of the program is the mandatory practice in professional media organization. Our graduates find jobs as journalists, PR and advertising specialists, press spokesperson, but also bloggers or youtubers.​

Media and journalism: master programme​

Students of the new graduate master study program accredited in 2019 are now choosing from two specializations, which are Media Research and Analytics and Media Production and Media Industries. The Media Research and Analytics specialization provides in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of qualitative and quantitative research of media content and audiences. Graduates get the advanced professional expertise necessary for job application in analytical and research positions. Students of the Media Industries and Production specialization gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for the management positions in creative and production teams as well as jobs in the management positions in media communication industries.

Courses in English for exchange students

Each semester bachelor and master exchange students can choose from several courses we taught in English.

Bachelor courses

Spring semester

  • ZURb1613 International Consequences of Roe v. Wade, 4 ECTS
  • ZURb1616 Digital Trends and New-Smart-AI Media, 4 ECTS
  • ZURb1623 Living Journalistic Genres, 4 ECTS
  • ZURb1624 Safety of Journalists, 4 ECTS
  • ZURb1626 Global Communication, 4 ECTS
  • PMCb1106 Media representation of marginalized identities, 4 ECTS
  • PMCb1119 The Mediated Politics of Everyday Life, 4 ECTS
  • PMCb1006 Political and media systems, 7 ECTS
  • PMCb1005 Basics in social research methodology, 7 ECTS

Autumn semester

  • ZURb1609 Media Literacy, 4 ECTS
  • ZURb1614 Current issues in research of media and audiences, 4 ECTS
  • ZURb1618 The Mediated Politics of Everyday Life, 4 ECTS
  • ZURb1619 The International Perspectives of Media Studies Experts, 2 ECTS
  • ZURb1621 Video journalism, 2 ECTS
  • ZURb1622 Politics of Representation: Remembering and Forgetting In Contemporary Europe, 4 ECTS
  • PMCb1004 Media, Politics, and Society, 7 ECTS
Master courses

Spring semester​

  • ZURn6601 An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 4 ECTS
  • ZURn6609 Diploma Thesis Consultations, 2 ECTS
  • ZURn6615 Media enterprise and leadership, 4 ECTS

Autumn semester​

  • ZURn4101 Culture and Media, 6 ECTS
  • ZURn6333 Ethnography in Communications Research, 6 ECTS
  • ZURn6612 Female Heroine in the Media Representation, 4 ECTS
  • ZURn6613 The International Perspectives of Media Studies Experts, 2 ECTS
  • ZURn6609 Diploma Thesis Consultations, 2 ECTS​

Despite courses offered by the Department of Media Studies and Journalism exchange students can pick courses offered by other departments and faculties. The full course catalogue and further information concerning courses offered to international students at the Masaryk university available here.


Selection and registration of courses

The department offers several courses which are taught in English and available for exchange students. Current offer is to be found in MUNI course catalogue.

Please note that there might be changes in the availability of courses after your arrival (e.g. due to teachers' availability or number of students enrolled). However, you can make changes to your Learning Agreement after your arrival, within the first two weeks after the semester starts.

Please keep in mind that you are not limited to the courses offered by our department, you may also enroll in courses taught at other departments and faculties too. In the case you are advanced (or at least upper-intermediate) user of Czech or Slovak language, you may enrol courses which are taught in Czech. To find such courses please change the teaching language to Czech when setting the search parameters in the course catalogue.

Useful note: When using the course catalogue, always make sure that you marked proper parameters of searching (e.g. faculty, specific department, term, type of studies: bachelor, master, doctoral, and teaching language).

Registration and enrolment in courses is held in the Information System of Masaryk University (IS), for detailed information on IS please read IS Guidelines for international Students.

More detailed information regarding registration and enrolment, you will find here at the CIC website, under the heading "Registration and enrolment in courses online".

When deciding which course to take, read a course description carefully. If you need more detailed or additional information on a specific course content or completion requirements, please contact the course supervisor or contact person first.

Students’ media, AV equipment and facilities

During your mobility at our department you are welcomed to join one of our students media. Exchange students may also borrow audiovisual equipment (e.g. photo camera, camera, microphone, voice recorder) for educational purposes and use our well-equipped TV editing room. For further information please contact the departmental technician.

And have a virtual tour and glance into our labs!

Bc. Petr Barták

Where to find us?

We are based in Faculty of Social Studies building, Joštova 10, at 5th floor. Most of classrooms in which our courses take place are there, as well as the head of the department office, academic stuff offices, departmental coordinator office, secretariat, students’ media and the video editing room.

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Departmental coordinator

Most of the administrative tasks during your stay (e.g. application process, study timeline, stipend management, documentation processing, housing) is managed by The Masaryk University Centre for International Cooperation (CIC). Please make sure that you visited the CIC website which provides all information you might need to know before, during and after your mobility.

However, there are some tasks which are managed at the department: help with course selection, signing up Learning/Training Agreements. And our departmental coordinator is the person who is responsible for those tasks.

Mgr. et Mgr. Michal Tkaczyk, Ph.D.

Office: 5.45
Joštova 218/10
602 00 Brno

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Phone: +420 549 49 7289

Consultation hours: by prior arrangement by email

Please do not hesitate to contact the departmental coordinator with any questions and issues related to your stay at our department.

“In Brno, I have the opportunity of meeting students from largely diverse origins, all in the same building. Definitely, it was a good choice coming to the Czech Republic!”

Vicente Ernesto Calvo Tamayo
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

“The teachers in my courses made me love my major again, for which I express my huge gratitude to them. It's been a long time since I've been so inspired and passionate about what I'm learning. This is one of my best experiences today. I wish all best to the University, the teachers, and the students!”

Kristina Babets
Kocaeli University, Turkey

“Being an Erasmus student in the media studies department at Masaryk University has been a truly enriching experience. I would like to highlight positively the large number of subjects taught in English, which means that you will always be able to find courses that appeal to your academic interests.”

Gara Martín Pérez
University of La Laguna, Spain

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