Swansea University has become the first in Wales to launch a new Master’s degree in Journalism and Media, where students study in three countries. The Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree is brought together by five leading journalism institutions and universities in Europe.
Postgraduate students will spend the first year in the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark, and in the University of Amsterdam and the second year in Swansea, Hamburg University or the City University in London. Representatives from each of the Universities meet at Swansea University, campus to sign the agreement. Students will become familiar with contemporary issues and debates in the area of European journalism and will be prepared for a career in the new, emerging global environment. Subjects covered will include European media, European society and politics and the impact of globalization.
By learning and living in at least three different European countries，students will be prepared for the challenge of working in a range of contexts in the new global information society. Students will be have the opportunity to specialize in one of three distinct areas of journalism: war and conflict, business and finance, and citizenship. Those choosing to specialize in war and conflict will study at Swansea in their second year.
Independent experts from the European Commission have described the newly created master’s course as quite unique, in so far as no other university offers a course in Journalism that opens the possibility to study in at least three countries: Professor Kevin Williams, Head of Media Studies at Swansea University said: “The aim is to create a graduate program in journalism that combines the best of the European traditions of media science and journalism to create a degree that is European in origin and global in scope. We hope to produce alumni who will shape the future of global journalism.”
Deadline for application for both the masters to start in August 2005 and for the Erasmus Mundus stipends(奖学金)for non-EU students is 1st March 2005.
1. The Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree in this passage is ______.
A. a new Master's degree in Chemistry
B. first launched in Wales
C. brought by five leading European journalism institutions and universities
D. only launched in three European universities
2. From the second paragraph, we can know that postgraduate students in the program ______.
A. will study in three countries
B. will meet at Swansea University campus to sign the agreement
C. will have to debate with each other
D. will mainly study in environmental problems
3. Students can specialize in one of three distinct areas of journalism EXCEPT ______.
A. war and conflict
D. global information
4. It can be inferred from Kevin Williams’ remarks that ______.
A. the new program will greatly widen the students’ knowledge
B. the new program is still in test and has not been launched
C. the work of graduates of the program is to shape the future of global journalism
D. the aim of the program is to create a world-recognized degree
5. The best title for the passage can be ______.
A. A New Master’s Degree in University
B. One Course, Three Countries
C. Postgraduate Study in Europe
D. The Erasmus Mundus Stipends