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. 

“In Brno, I have the opportunity of meeting students from largely diverse origins, all in the same building. This means a constant exchange of knowledge and culture sharing. The geographical location of Brno is ideal for visiting neighboring cities and natural landmarks. The only thing I regret is not being able to physically attend class, as online classes can be more stressful for students and make them shyer. Nevertheless, professors try to do their best to encourage students to participate and generate some debate. Definitely, it was a good choice coming to the Czech Republic!”

Vicente Ernesto Calvo Tamayo
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Reasons to study at our department 

BECOME PART OF MODERN AND DYNAMICALLY DEVELOPING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION!​

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!

IT IS BASED IN BRNO – ONE OF THE BEST STUDENT CITIES WORLDWIDE​

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.

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.

Courses in English for exchange students

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

Bachelor courses

Autumn semester

  • ZURb1606 Urban communication, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURb1609 Media Literacy, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURb1610 Community Media, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURb1614 Current issues in research of media and audiences, 2 ECTS credit(s)

Spring semester

  • ZURb1603 Political economy of media, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURb1604 Transnational Media and Culture, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURb1611 Radio Management, 3 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURb1615 Media representation of marginalized identities, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURb1616 Digital Trends and New-Smart-AI Media, 4 ECTS credit(s)
Master courses

Autumn semester​

  • ZURn4101 Culture and Media, 6 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURn6335 Visual Communication Research, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURn6605 New Media and Smart Services, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURn6607 East Asian Media Studies, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURn6608 Conference Skills, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURn6612 Female heroines in media representation, 4 ECTS credit(s)

Spring semester​

  • ZURn6203 Media and Cultural Industries, 6 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURn6332 Qualitative Research in Social Media, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURn6601 An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 4 ECTS credit(s)
  • ZURn6603 Globalization, Culture and Communication, 4 ECTS credit(s)

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.

 

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


Office: 5.35
Joštova 218/10
602 00 Brno

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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: 5.50
Joštova 218/10
602 00 Brno

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Phone: +420 549 49 7289
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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.

“Before I came to Brno, I was really afraid of how the process of studying would take place, because the impact of a pandemic usually complicates all the processes (related to studying, students' accommodation, etc.). But I was pleasantly surprised and delighted! I admire how quickly the Erasmus coordinators, the University and the teachers solve all the problems, respond to requests, and help their students. The information platform of the university, communication with teachers, interactive lectures(despite the online classes) - everything happens at the highest level. And I am really eternally thankful to everyone who does this work day in day out to make the lives of students and exchange students easier and better. 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

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