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Communications & Media

Digital Media and Communications – Specialisation: Journalism and Social Media Publishing - MA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Master's
  • Duration
    18 months
  • Annual tuition fee
    8,306 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,840 EUR

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    September

Program Overview

What the University of Nicosia says about their program:
"What role does digital media, particularly social media, play in the economy, politics and everyday life? How has social media changed the practice of journalism, public relations and advertising? The MA in Digital media and Communications addresses these and similar questions that have emerged out of the rise of social media and its increasing domination of the media and communication professions. This programme offers a critical analysis of the operation, functions, use, embeddedness and ramifications of social media in a globalised, networked society. It is aimed at people who wish to acquire a critical understanding of social media and learn how to analyse and mobilise them strategically."

Admissions requirements

Students come to UNIC from around the world, blending a diverse range of academic backgrounds, experiences, interests, talents and cultural heritage.

Admission to the University is granted under different categories, depending on the student’s qualifications and educational objectives.

TOEFL 79 Students can take Nicosia’s English Placement Test. Is a free test for students who do not have test is taken at the university. This test is taken after they have accepted

Undergraduate Admission

The general admission requirement for entry to an undergraduate program of study is a recognized High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements, in which case, they are specified separately under the relevant program details.

Postgraduate Admission

The minimum requirement for admission into a master's degree program is a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. In addition to the minimum requirements, special admission requirements may apply for various departments.

Students applying from selected countries may be required to have additional qualifications. The Office of Admissions will guide all applicants throughout the admission process.

Fall Semester (September) – deadline July 30 Spring Semester (February) – deadline November 30 Summer Semester (June) – deadline April 1

Fees and funding

The University of Nicosia strives to help both you and your family become familiar with financial policies as well as helping you overcome any complexities which may arise.

They make every effort to help you afford your education. Tuition and other fees at the University of Nicosia are always kept at reasonable levels. The University also provides scholarships and financial aid. In case of withdrawal there is also a refund policy.

Academic Merit Scholarships

  1. Based on Previous Academic Performance

Students, in their first year at the University, are eligible for a scholarship on the basis of the grades of their High School Leaving Certificate, based on the country in which this qualification was issued. Scholarships are given as a percentage reduction on tuition and are valid for one academic year.

In order to be eligible for this type of scholarship, students must:

  • submit their High School Leaving Certificate upon application, and
  • be registered on a full-time basis (30 ECTS per semester)

More information about this type of scholarship is available at the Admissions Department.

  1. Based on Academic Performance at the University

Two regular semesters after the student first registers and every semester thereafter, scholarships will be awarded according to the student’s academic performance at the University, as follows:

Cumulative GPA Scholarship 4.00 50% 3.75 – 3.99 20% 3.50 – 3.74 10%

In order to be eligible for this type of scholarship, students must have:

  • full-time status (30 ECTS per semester)
  • completed a minimum of 30 credits/60 ECTS at the University, and
  • been registered in the previous semester

Athletic Scholarships

Students who are actively involved in the University sports teams may be eligible to receive athletic scholarships of up to 40% of their tuition.

The exact scholarship percentage will be determined after the relevant application and selection are made. The type of sport, as well as the student’s contribution and performance in that sport and the participation in other University activities, will determine the scholarship amount.

Visa requirements for University of Nicosia

Many international students will require a visa to study in Cyprus, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Cyprus student visa requirements