Master in Sámi Journalism with an Indigenous Perspective in Guovdageaidnu Sápmi Norway
Opens for applications on 6 February 2019. Deadline for international students 1 March 2019 for other students 15 April 2019
Are you already a journalist working within indigenous media? Or are you interested in working with indigenous issues? Then this Programme might be a for You!
The Master’s Degree Programme in Sámi Journalism with an Indigenous Perspective is a unique programme bringing together students from all over the world to the world of Sápmi, above the Arctic circle – an experience of a lifetime! As the first of its kind, the Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino, Norwegian Sámiland, offers a Master's degree in Indigenous Journalism. We offer high quality education from an indigenous perspective, lectures by world leading experts and exciting international networks.
The programme is built on the two main subject blocks of journalism and media studies, with a special focus on Indigenous media and journalism within an indigenous context.
The core areas of focus are the following:
Theory and methods in journalism research
The relations between sources, journalists and society
Theory and practice of media ethics and law
Media and global indigenous politics
The role of indigenous journalism and the media in diverse societies.
This two-year programme will be taught by recognized experts in the relevant areas, and will require residence in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino for a main part of the programme. Teaching takes place at the well-equipped Diehtosiida, where the Sámi University of Applied Sciences is based.
Applicants should have completed one of the following:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Social Sciences or Humanities; or
A so-called cand.Mag. – degree; or
Other degree or vocational training of a minimum of 3 years; or
A degree that according to § 3-4 in the Norwegian Act on Universities and University Colleges (Lov om universitet og høyskoler) is considered to be equal to the above mentioned degrees or forms of education. In addition, applicants should have a minimum of two years of relevant practical experience.
All applicants will be asked to write a letter of motivation (one page of A4) on why they want to study journalism with an Indigenous perspective.
Applicants need to demonstrate sufficient language skills:
Sámi students need to demonstrate language skills in Sámi and English or good knowledge of English if they don't have sufficient knowledge of Sámi language.
Norwegian and Foreign students need to demonstrate their good knowledge of English.
For further information contact:
Torkel Rasmussen / coordinator