Bachelor Degree in Communication and New Journalism


Program Description

Strategy, Communication Tactics and Into a Hyper-Communicative World.

Communicate, network, publish: three practices that are crucial to life, development and success in our super-communicative world. A world where The value, the image and the position of each of us, especially in the professional field, is determined by how well and effectively he practices the technique and technique of communication, networking and publishing, shaping communication strategies and implementing tactics, Ever changing Means.

The Postgraduate Study Program (MSS) Communication and New Journalism Of the Open University of Cyprus responds to this very imperative need for knowledge and effectiveness in the Media and the formation of strategic and tactical communication, combining the theoretical depth with the required practical training.

Its main objective is to provide meaningful and valuable knowledge in communication, networking and publishing - the enriched version of new journalism. The fundamental medium is media training and strategies, tactics and methods of communication that relate to all the manifestations of the phenomenon we call human communication, both in micro and macro scale.

The intended result is the vocational training, empowerment and development of the student, providing her with new opportunities and prospects in her market and workplace as well as in all areas of her social existence.

I watch why enjoy The unique privileges and benefits of modern, recognized and valid distance learning, as:

  • I can study and participate with flexibility in the program platform always during my spare time, as well as in the specified meetings that take place - after consultation - in the evening or on Saturday or Sunday.
  • For final examinations only, I can choose, depending on where I live, between the test centers of Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion Crete and Nicosia or Limassol.
  • I'm studying my tongue.
  • My Thematic Unit costs only € 675.00 . Please note that an additional 10% is deducted from this amount as a deduction for the academic year 2017-2018. Is smaller.

Important Notice: The degree of the PPA Communication and New Journalism Is recognized by DOATAP, is awarded as an additional qualification and is recognized at work, both at primary and secondary education, as it is considered relevant to the teaching duties of those who participate in them.

At the same time, as a student / student of the PPC, whether professional or not, I strengthen my position in the modern world, as:

  • I understand the basic principles of new forms of communication and journalism.
  • I gain valuable insight into new tools and media.
  • I am trained to reason correctly, but also to substantiate what I publish or transmit.
  • I learn to communicate, network and publish more methodically, faster and more successfully.
  • I understand the value and adopt the new role of a "entrepreneur" entrepreneur, who works autonomously in the labor market and strengthens my professional potential.
  • I conquer the ability to formulate appropriate and effective strategic and tactical communications that contribute to the success of my goals in every social field of action (micro or macro)

Target Audience

The program is open to all those who:

  • They perceive and recognize the value of effective communication, networking and publishing.
  • They seek to get to know and make better use of New and ever evolving Media.
  • They understand the importance of methodical planning of strategic and tactical communications regardless of field and field of action and interaction.
  • They want to improve their ability to reason, persuade and effectively communicate their message.

More specifically, PPC Communication and New Journalism is a necessary tool for public and private professionals who are looking for:

  • To acquire new knowledge and skills in the areas and new media of communication, networking and publishing, consolidating their position and achieving faster professional growth.
  • To master the art of developing relevant strategies and tactics in all areas of their activity, ie workers, heads, parents, citizens, etc.
  • Understand and learn to work with the modern concept of entrepreneur-entrepreneur and communication, networking and publishing specialist.
  • Strengthen the presence, image and identity of the organizations they represent and the products / services they manage.

As a result, the PPA is particularly beneficial to communication consultants, journalists, communication managers, marketing directors, brand managers, advertisers, PRs, social media managers, teachers and teachers wishing to be trained in the media and communication strategies. While, at the same time, it can be a means of improving the social and working life of any conscious individual, regardless of profession.

Structure of the Program

The PPA has two directions, the Communication And the New Journalism.

The first academic year of study is a common follow-up for both directions, and four compulsory thematic units are offered: Modern World: The Political Treaty, B. Modern World: The Social Treaty (Mandatory), C. Understanding the Media: The News and D. Understanding the Media: The Effects While deepening research methodology and basic familiarity with the Media and social media.

The second academic year combines the common with the selected follow-up. The postgraduate student of the MSS monitors in both directions two compulsory students. Practical orientation and two teenagers. Practical orientation, selection. At the same time, he is familiar with both existing new media and social media technologies and those that are expected to emerge in the near future. The design and implementation of the PPA function Communication & News Journalism Was carried out from the beginning under the responsibility of the Assistant Professor Sophia Iordanidou.

For the completion of the PPA, the postgraduate student has to successfully examine 8 thematic units in each direction: Six. Obligatory monitoring of research, theoretical and practical content, and two Or Master's Thesis.

Direction: CONTACT Direction: New Journalism
Direction: New Journalism
Thematic Modules of Compulsory, Joint Follow-up:
EMM511: Contemporary World: The Political Treaty (winter semester)
EMM521: Contemporary World: The Social Treaty (Spring Semester)
EMM521: Contemporary World: The Social Treaty (Spring Semester)
EMD522: Understanding the Media: The Effects (Spring Semester)
2nd Year of Studies
Thematic Modules of Compulsory Surveillance:
EMD611: Basic Communication Theories (winter semester) EMD613: Framework and Art of New Journalism (winter semester)
EMN621: Strategic Communication (Spring Semester) EMN623: Digital New Age Journalism Challenges (Spring Semester)
Two Selection Topics:
EMD612: Creative Strategies in Digital Communication (winter semester, selection) EMD614: Digital Narrative (winter semester of choice)
EMD622: Marketing and Communication (spring semester of choice) EMD624: Digital Content Generation (spring semester of choice)


EMN 701: "Master's Thesis" in two semesters

For existing Postgraduate Program students, information on the correspondence of the GCs of the previous Program to the new one, you will find here.

Second Direction, Second Degree

With the innovative project "Second Direction, Second Degree", APKY and PPC "Communication and New Journalism" enable graduates, existing and future students to acquire a second postgraduate degree in communication and journalism.

Leading in the academic world of Cyprus and Greece, APKY and the particular MSS provide the opportunity for students who have successfully completed one of the postgraduate programs (Communication or Journalism) to attend the four six-month thematic sections of the second course, respectively , And obtain a second degree. Focusing on the high professional training of students, the postgraduate program aspires to provide all academic resources to its graduates so that, entering the labor market, they have gained comprehensive knowledge in both areas and a strong comparative advantage.

Teaching method

By fully exploiting the technological capabilities of distance learning, not ignoring the importance of personal contact in conventional education and understanding the busy lifelong learning program, the PPC "Communication & New Journalism" has developed a multidisciplinary teaching model that not only facilitates The everyday life of the student, but it also makes it fun! All study and bibliography material is provided free of charge in electronic form on the e-learning platform and the students rely on it at their own time. In addition, there are frequent meetings of discussion and understanding of the bibliography collectively (with the participation of all the students of the department and the teacher in the teaching platform) in synchronous way (in live telecommunication) or asynchronously (in a forum of written discussions), while there is always the possibility of personalized support By the lecturer at Office Hours.

Teaching is also supported by on-line electronic material (lectures, etc.) and teaching activities aiming at the effective assimilation of bibliography and the familiarization with social media capabilities for flexible and effective communication.

At the same time, the gap in physical contact between fellow students and teachers, unfortunately absent from distance learning, apart from the above-mentioned online meetings, is also covered by the annual #retreated, The three-day meeting of students-teachers at the beginning of the academic year, where views on issues related to the cognitive subjects of the PPA are exchanged, while students and teachers have the opportunity to present and discuss their thoughts, aiming at mutual understanding and encouragement Communication and cooperation of all involved.

Finally, the teaching experience is complemented by the practical apprenticeship of the students. The transmission of knowledge also passes through the organization of parallel actions in the PPA, such as the publication of articles and academic papers in collective volumes, books, on the website And in journalism (in collaboration with the Columbia Journalism Review), the organization of workshops and open discussions and participation in academic conferences and competitions where students are actively involved in production, organization and communication. The PPA still offers opportunities, such as the continuation of student research and their participation in projects with market conditions in the "Advanced Media Institute, Applied Research in Communication and Journalism ", aiming at familiarizing with the daily routine of journalist and communication consultant and creating contacts of students with future employers and colleagues.

Conditions for participating in the program

Specifically for PPC Communication and New Journalism and for its successful follow-up, stakeholders should Necessary Have:

  • Bachelor of University degree regardless of direction.
<li>    Very good command of English, and students will be required to access <strong>and</strong> English-language scientific literature.</li>
<li>    Very good PC knowledge and internet browsing.</li>
<li>    Basic familiarity with the <strong>Media and social media</strong>.</li>
<li>    Portable computer with internet connection, headphones and microphone, as they will actively participate in teleconferences.</li>
<li>    Smartphone, as they will be invited to use it as part of the educational process.</li>

European Credit Units - ECTS ( click here for information)

The credit facility that uses the PPA Communication and New Journalism Is the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Standard (ECTS). The student must gather 120 ECTS. Every HE corresponds to 15 ECTS, While one ECTS corresponds to 25 to 30 hours of workload.


New application period for the academic year 2017-2018 Starts on 6 July and ends on 5 September 2017 at 11:00 am . Applications can only be submitted electronically, via the APIKY website, to the following link: Https://

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

As the second public University, established in 2002, the Open University Cyprus (OUC) aims to fill an important gap in the Cypriot higher education system, offering accredited distance learning degre ... Read More

As the second public University, established in 2002, the Open University Cyprus (OUC) aims to fill an important gap in the Cypriot higher education system, offering accredited distance learning degrees at all levels (undergraduate, master and doctoral). Building on its origins as the country’s only University dedicated to distance education, OUC is growing quickly in academic stature and overall reputation. Today’s challenging realities have widened OUC’s horizons, helping to bring Cyprus near towards its strategic goal: to be established as a regional educational and research center and hub for international scholars and students alike in the Eastern Mediterranean basin. Read less
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