Master of Science in Communication Sciences with a concetration in Journalism

Coordinator of Program



Dr. Ramadan Çipuri
[email protected]

Scientific Committee


Dr. Ramadan Çipuri [email protected]
 
Dr. Agron Tufa [email protected]
 
Dr. Erlis Çela [email protected]
 
 
About the program
The program of Master of Science in Communication Sciences, with a concentrations in Journalism and Public Relations is designed to provide to students an intellectual background, expounding conceptual varieties and perspectives in communications, journalism, public relations and similar fields.
 
Program of Master of Science in Communication Sciences, with concentration on Journalism, provides advanced studies in the fields of media and communication, conflict mediation, image, employee relations and public campaigns etc. Graduates of this program will have advantages in the field of journalism, and will have more advantages in the career prospect.
 
The program of Master of Science in Communication Sciences; the Journalism profile lasts two academic years, divided into four semesters, and has a total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). 1 ECTS = 25 hours.
 
Students receive a diploma entitled "Master of Science in Communication Sciences with a concentration in Journalism", after accomplishment.
 
Mission
The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences is to prepare qualified individuals in the field of journalism, communication, public relations and similar fields, through an educational philosophy that is based on universal values, as well as supporting scientific research, in order to implement ideas and projects that directly affect the improvement of human life and society at large, in accordance with modern technology developments in the field of communication.
 
Vision
The Department of Communication Sciences will bring innovation in training methodologies and preparing students through a good interweaving of theory and practice within contemporary conditions and opportunities. The academic staff is fully dedicated to its mission, in terms of changing global society and the rapid development of modern technologies involving media communication field. The department will encourage the students to love and respect their country and will support everyone's commitment to independent and free media, with a transparent and honest communication based on deontological principles of ethics.
 
Program Objectives
  • Prepare successful graduates with developed professional skills in the field of journalism and media in general.
  • Prepare highly skilled people to work in media, public relations and in investigative media;
  • Prepare motivated professionals to run the media and to inform the public with real and unbiased information.
  • To provide deep education and training to graduates in the field of journalism
  • To enable them to create a transparent profile look for communication in Albania, in accordance with European experience and concepts; 
  • Try to build a new status of a journalist in terms of new economic-political-social developments present today;
  • Program will offer concrete alternatives for the development of media based on national strategy and give its essential contribution in creating new elite of communication.
 
Program Outcomes 
  • Depth professional knowledge in journalism and application in the further work; 
  • Ability to prepare content for news media outlets;
  • Ability to carry out journalistic research and interviews
  • Ability to think critically, creatively and independently;
  • Apply a strategic understanding of communication principles and journalism; 
  • Demonstrate capabilities in the interpretation, creation, and effective delivery of messages through various formats including public speaking, professional writing, visual design and multimedia technology and other emerging technologies;
  • Develop plans for lifelong learning and professional development;
  • Employ intellectual curiosity with the ability to think conceptually to analyze, problem solve and select and combine multiple communication strategies;
  • Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect the values that underpin journalism while adhering to professional codes and standards;
  • Recognize, understand and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity.
  • Listen with literal and critical comprehension;
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and manage communication strategy for the purpose of employee communication, issue and crisis communication; 
  • Use with expertise the Research, Planning, Implementation, and Measurement strategy in the Public Relations context;
  • Ability to competently use technology appropriate to the medium. 
 
Employment opportunities
Graduates of this program can continue an academic career, manage and participate in research projects, work as journalists, reporters, editors, correspondents, analysts and executives in media outlets, as well as media spokesperson and advisor. 
 

Semester

1

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 COM 401 Advanced Research Methods I Albanian A 48 96 3.00 6
2 COM 421 Political Marketing - Tools, Techniques, Strategies Albanian B 48 102 3.00 6
3 COM 413 Aesthetic Thought and Relationship with Art Albanian C 48 94 3.00 6
4 COM 411 Media and Politics Albanian B 48 102 3.00 6
5 COM 403 Identities and Mass Communication Albanian B 48 94 3.00 6
Total 240 488 15 30

Semester

2

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 COM 402 Advanced Research Methods II Albanian A 48 102 3.00 6
2 COM 412 Media and Ethics Albanian B 48 102 3.00 6
3 COM 422 Communication and Management of Institution Brand Identity Albanian B 48 102 3.00 6
4 COM 416 Intercultural and Inter-Religious Communication Albanian B 48 102 3.00 6
5 COM 414 Epoch and Intercultural Brand Albanian C 64 86 4.00 6
Total 256 494 16 30

Semester

3

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 COM 521 Media Marketing Albanian B 64 86 4.00 6
2 COM 501 Translation Theories Albanian B 48 102 3.00 6
3 COM 513 News, Power and Truth Relationship Albanian D 48 102 3.00 6
4 Albanian Elective Albanian D 0 0 3.00 6
5 Albanian Elective Albanian D 0 0 3.00 6
Total 160 290 16 30

Semester

4

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 COM 610 Thesis Albanian F 32 719 2.00 30
Total 32 719 2 30

Elective Courses

Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
COM 521 Media Marketing Albanian B 64 86 4.00 6
COM 523 Conception and Campaign Management Albanian B 48 102 3.00 6
COM 557 International Communication Albanian D 48 102 3.00 6
COM 569 Advertisement and Promotion Albanian D 64 86 4.00 6
COM 563 Public, Audiences and Media Consumators Albanian D 48 102 3.00 6