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Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
 840 Points
4 Years

Program Description

The aim of the program is the provision of high quality academic education at a BA level and the promotion of Research in the fields of Journalism, Mass Media, Cultural and Social History, and the Social Sciences more broadly.

In the framework of this general aim, the program is structured so that it enhances, in a developmental process, the introduction, acquaintance, and eventually specialization of the students in the field of Journalism and in the analysis of the social-cultural function and dynamics of the Media.

In this context (which is based on a liberal arts/humanistic studies framework) it is expected that the students will develop skills for, interpretation, organization, and transmission of information – in both Journalistic practice and in social science research. There is a special emphasis in this context on the use of scientific methodology and in the analysis of social reality during the exercise of the journalistic profession.

Through the encouragement of critical thought, the program of study aims to contribute towards the creation of new [aesthetic, cultural, political and social] forms of perceiving reality and comprehending the alternative possibilities which are possible in given historical circumstances and dynamics.

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
English Level

Information about requirements:

  • Candidates for a bachelor degree program should submit a school leaving certificate from a recognized six-form secondary school (high school) with an average grade of 75% (Greek Cypriot secondary schools) or a grade “C” or its equivalent (other secondary schools), or equivalent qualification. Candidates who submit a six-form secondary school leaving certificate but do not meet the above grade requirements may be admitted on a probationary status, if they show potential for educational advancement. The probationary status will be removed, subject to a satisfactory academic performance. Candidates admitted on probationary status may also be asked to enroll in foundation courses in order to improve their skills and/or to take reduced load.
  • A recent certificate of good conduct issued by the police of the candidate's country of origin or residence, if necessary translated in Greek or English. The good conduct certificate should be original and issued less than 6 months prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. The names and titles of the persons issuing and certifying the document should be clearly stated therein.
  • Personal interviews are not normally required as part of the admission process; however, Frederick University reserves the right to request an interview before making a final decision on accepting an applicant.

More information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Learning Outcomes

  • Produce knowledge through teaching and research on journalism and other forms of mass communication as well as other fields in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.
  • Employ critical thought in the context of historical, humanistic, and aesthetic forms of understanding the world.
  • Provide the skills which will enable the practical acquaintance of the students with professional and scientific issues and the handling of individual and group work contexts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical knowledge and professional-technical skills of the field of Journalism.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the broader structures of public discourse on economic, political and cultural issues.
  • Demonstrate competency in conducting scientific research.
  • Develop competency to organize information and to employ forms and techniques of processing information so that the students can participate actively in the new interactive forms of mass communication.
  • Build skills which enhance the development of the students’ autonomy as responsible individuals with forms of social, cultural and political consciousness.


Semester 1

TV Production I - Camera Montage

Radio Production I

Basic English

Online Journalism: From News Literacy to Social Media

Introduction to Mass Communication: Media and Society

Introduction to Journalism and Reporting

Semester 2

TV Production II-reporting for TV

Intermediate English

Newspaper Journalism and Production

Broadcasting and Radio Production II

Political Economy I

Political Science I: Political Theory

Semester 3

Magazine Journalism and Production

Orthophony and News Presentation

Communication and Public Relations I

Photography and Photo Reporting

Mass Communication Law and Journalism Ethics

Political Science II: International Politics

Semester 4

Public Sphere, Mass Media and Cultural Analysis

Current Affairs Programmes

Modern History of Cyprus - Cyprus Problem

Modern Cypriot Literature and Public Discourse

Philosophy of Communication

Introduction to Sociology

Semester 5

Cultural Studies: The Post Modern Condition

Social Sciences Methodology and Surveys

Investigative Journalism

Political Communication

Elective (free or Journalism)

Semester 6

Interviewing Techniques. Commentary, Editorial

Newswriting for Broadcast

Online Communication: Blogging and Content Management Systems

Knowledge Areas in Social Sciences, Communication and Journalism

Elective (free or Journalism)

Semester 7

Analytical Models and Bibliographical Review

Theories of Mass Media Communication

History of Journalism in Cyprus

Ethics and Communication

Elective (free or Journalism)

Semester 8

TV Production - Directing I


Theory, Research and Media of Presentation

Global Politics: Cyprus, the Eu & The Middle East

Elective (free or Journalism)


The graduates of the Program have the knowledge and skills required to be employed in any print, electronic or online media organisation. They fulfil the requirements for employment as:

  • journalists/ reporters
  • editors
  • presenters
  • media or public relations persons in public or private organisations (media organisations, embassies, political parties, businesses, cultural organisations or sports teams)

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