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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Ben Briggs Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Area of study: Media & Journalism Click here for a definition of this term Major Restrictions: Media & Journalism students only
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Housing options: Residence Hall Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English
Program Description:
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City, University of London

This program is open to students who have been accepted as majors into the UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism. Applicants must have completed MEJO 153: Writing and Reporting to participate in the program.

In partnership with the internationally renowned Department of Journalism at City, University of London (City), this program is designed for MEJO students to further their journalism training while experiencing life in one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world. Students will directly enroll at City for a semester and fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life at City.


The University:

City’s Department of Journalism is the oldest and biggest of its kind in London. The undergraduate program was established in 1991; the graduate program began in 1976. City’s journalism department has developed a formidable international reputation with one-third of the 600 students currently enrolled in the department coming from outside the United Kingdom.

The Location:

City, University of London is situated on Northampton Square in Islington, close to the financial district and the up-and-coming areas of east London. Whether you are interested in museums or galleries, theaters or music venues, pubs or restaurants, there are numerous options on your doorstep. Studying in one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world makes every day exciting with countless opportunities to learn, have fun, and explore.

Courses & Credits

Coursework at City, University of London:

Choosing two courses from City’s Journalism department, MEJO students will take courses that cover both journalism skills and conceptual material. These classes give students ample opportunity for group work, personal investigation, and reporting in and around London. The journalism courses at City aim to prepare students for jobs in the media, and coursework involves writing deadline-driven news stories and features as well as producing radio pieces.

Two additional courses will be taken in other departments. These courses can either satisfy general education requirements, or if chosen with support from MEJO, the courses could satisfy major requirements. 

Resources at City and in London:

MEJO students will enjoy access to state-of-the-art digital newsrooms and multimedia studios allowing for the creation of news pieces for print, television, radio, and the Web. The Department of Journalism prides itself on the professional and educational links it has forged with world-class media outlets based in London. The department offers top-quality instruction from lecturers with extensive professional experience at outlets such as the BBC, The Times, and The Guardian.

Thanks in part to its 6,000 alumni, City has unequalled links with the media industry. City alumni work in every part of the media in Britain and abroad: national and regional newspapers, news agencies, periodicals, radio and television, and new media. Professional journalists, many of whom are City alums, regularly visit the department as guest speakers, specialist lecturers, and workshop leaders.

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Students have access to housing through City, University of London. Housing is typically a single self-catered room in a student residence hall near campus.  
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 04/01/2021
Rolling Admission 09/28/2021 12/18/2021
Spring 2022 09/05/2021
09/15/2021 01/24/2022 06/13/2022
Fall 2022 02/10/2022 03/05/2022 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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