Top countries to study mass communication
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In today’s scenario, journalism isn’t limited to just reporting and printing articles in newspapers; it is, in fact, a highly competitive field with advanced technology seeping into its various mediums. Earlier we had access to news only through a few reliable sources of news and information -- newspapers and TV channels. Now we are at such an age, where anyone can create or cover news. Take a look at your Facebook and Twitter pages, you will see all kinds of stories that are not even covered by the news channels. Now finding the top countries to study communication abroad can be crucial, as the course is completely different from other popular courses like management and engineering.

 

Pursuing a journalism degree may set you apart from the crowd in this competitive world, as the programme guides you in mastering the art of communication and storytelling. Interestingly, these days, journalism doesn’t just require you to be a good writer but also good at engaging readers with the stories. To find the best college to pursue the course, you will first have to narrow down to the country where you would like to pursue the media course and then go ahead with an in-depth research on each college.

In this article, we bring you the top countries to study communication abroad along with their top media colleges.

         

USA

Who would not want to study in the USA? There are plenty of reasons why communication students prefer to study in USA, first being the fact that it is one of the top countries to study journalism in the world. Of course, if you planning to pursue journalism from USA, you cannot miss Columbia University in New York City. After all it was the famous Joseph Pulitzer who funded the journalism school and started the tradition of offering the Pulitzer prizes to journalists who deliver excellence in their fields. Interestingly enough, journalists from USA have recieved the highest number of Pulitzer prizes in the world giving the country an edge among the top countries to study communication as well as work in the field of communication.  Apart from Columbia, other popular journalism schools in the USA are the University of California, Berkeley, University of Texas and Stanford, to name a few.

 

Universities in USA prepare students for careers in diverse fields like online multimedia, news production and broadcast journalism, among others. These days, most of them offer digital courses that cater to students who are inclined towards online design and publication. Another interesting fact is that students planning to study communications in USA can also, in some cases, have access to PhD programmes right after their undergraduation. In fact, some universities also offer Masters degree to doctoral students enroute their PhD degrees. 

 

Top communication colleges in USA

Sr. no.

Universities

IELTS

TOEFL

UG Fee

PG fee

1

Columbia University

8.0

114

-

Approx. $53,656

2

University of California, Berkeley

7.0

90

$20,539.25

$18,550

3

University of Wisconsis- Madison

7.0

92

$32,685

$25,191(summer extra)

4

University of Texas at Austin

6.5

79

$17,621/ sem.

$12,436/sem.

5

Stanford University

-

100

$15,777

$15,777

(Source- QS and official university website)

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, which sits among the top countries to study communication in the world, is popularly known as the media capital of Europe. Students planning to pursue media studies abroad must have UK in their list, as its media schools offer research oriented media programmes apart from in-depth professional programmes. A major factor which makes UK one of the top countries to study communication abroad is the availability of many world renowned scholarships. An excellent example is the Chevening-Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Scholarship which is offered at three leading unversities of UK -- City university of London, University of Westminster and University of East Anglia. The scholarship aims at financially helping students interested in pursuing masters degrees in international journalism and media management, among others. The scholarship not only covers tuition fees but also offers a monthly stipend to scholars to take care of their extra expenses. 

 

Top communication colleges in UK

Sr. no

Universities

IELTS

UG Fee

PG fee

1

London School of Economics

7.0

 Â£19,344

 Â£17,712

2

Goldsmiths, University of London

7.0

£16,770

 Â£17,530

3

University of Westminster

6.5

£12,250

 Â£14,000

4

City University of London

7.0

£16,500

 Â£19,000

5

Loughborough University

6.5

£14,950

 Â£14,950

(Source- QS and official university website)

Australia

A degree in journalism from Australia prepares students for the convergent journalism field, where they learn to write high quality news for both print and the digital platform. A major reason why Australia is among the top countries to study journalism is that many universities in the country offer students the opportunity to study overseas for 1or 2 semesters in countries like UK, Canada and USA. Being one of the top countries to study communication abroad, Australia has some top universities for media studies like Queensland University of Technology, University of Melbourne and University of Queensland, to name a few. In some Australian media schools, students planning to pursue communications after undergraduation can go for an honours programme, which helps the student to gain specialisation in a particular discipline. 

 

Top communication colleges in Australia

Sr. no

Universities

IELTS

TOEFL

UG Fee

PG fee

1

Queensland University of Technology

6.5

   -

 $12,800

$ 27460

2

University of Melbourne

7.0

Above 94

   -

$30,848

3

University of Queensland

6.5

   ---

$28,000

$25,792

4

Monash University

6.5

 79

$27,700

$29,600

5

University of New South Wales

6.5

 90

$32,700

$31,950

(Source- QS and official university website)

Canada

A popular destination for management and engineering programmes, Canada is now emerging as one of the top countries to study communication abroad. A student’s choice to pursue media study in Canada is influenced by numerous factors like affordable tuition fee, scholarships, and work opportunities. There are various media related programmes in the country like Masters in communication, Bachelors in journalism and Bachelors of Arts, among others. Interestingly, most of the graduate programmes in the country are inclined toward research oriented studies which inlcude writing a thesis and working on a research based project. Apart from scholarships and affordable tuition fee, another reason why Canada is among the top destination for media studies is the liberal laws for work permit during and after studies in the country. Graduates from a participating Canadian post-secondary educational institution are given permission to work after their studies in Canada for a period equivalent to the length of their study programme under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Programme.

 

Top communication colleges in Canada

Sr. No.

Universities

1

McGill University

2

Université de Montréal

3

Université du Québec

4

University of Alberta

5

Simon Fraser University

(Source- QS and official university website)

 

Spain:

Spain is home to some of the world renowned universities like the University of Barcelona and Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, to name a few. Therefore, it is not surprising that Spain is one of the top countries to study mass communication abroad. Majority of the courses in Spain are delivered in Spanish, but there are various courses at undergraduate and graduate levels that are delivered in English. International students might also have to take Spanish language tests if the programme is taught in Spanish. Thus, if you are planning to pursue media studies in Spain, you need to brush up your Spanish language skill. Another reason why Spain is among the top countries to study communication abroad is the internship opportunities that are included in the country's university programmes, which provide students with an edge over those without any practical skill.

 

Top communication colleges in Spain

Sr. No.

Universities

1

University Complutense Madrid

2

University of Navarra

3

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

4

University of Barcelona

5

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

(Source- QS and official university website)

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