Journalism Studies

Learning objectives of the study programme

  1. To provide the student with significant theoretical knowledge in the theory and history of media and linguistic communication.

  1. To lead the student to independently, critically search for, evaluate, and process information and opinions.

  1. To enable the student to acquire the practical skills to create and disseminate journalisticcommunicationsin a variety of genres and technologies.

  1. To develop in the student the competence to create mediacommunicationswith an emphasis on moral values essential to the mission of a Catholic university.

Learning Outcomes of the Degree Program


V1students will develop theoretical and methodological knowledge in key areas of the field of study as a basis for practice and research

V2you will acquire theoretical and methodological knowledge of media law and media ethics

V3acquire knowledge in key areas of the field of study as a basis for the processing and interpretation of media content and the production of media and multimedia communications in traditional and digital environments

V4gain knowledge of fundamental concepts of political science and knowledge of current political, social and media events

V5learn the basicmethods of techniques for the creation, processing, use and access to information and media content

V6learn the basic knowledge of the language system with emphasis on the necessary competences for media practice


Z1student will be able to search, evaluate and process information

Z2disposes of basic skills in thepreproduction, production, post-production and distribution of media content and products

Z3can independently author media and information products of a textual, auditory, audiovisual or multimedia nature

Z4has a cultivated verbal expression in the Slovak language

Z5designs and implements solutions to professional and practical problems in the media environment


K1students independently solve specific problems in media practice (in the creation of media content and its distribution)

K2thinks creatively and criticallyand develops these competencies flexibly

K3is prepared to further cultivate his/her verbal expression

K4can publicly speak and present on media and media communication issues

K5responsibly fulfils the profession of journalist in accordance with the moral, social and legal requirements of the journalistic profession

K6 works effectivelyas a member of a team

Prospects of graduates

Graduate Profile

The graduate of the bachelor's degree programme in Journalism has a complete university education of the first degree in the field of study Media and Communication Studies.The graduate of the bachelor's degree programme in Journalism has mastered the basics of the theory of journalistic production, has an overview of the journalistic genre and at the same time is aware of its variability over time and with an emphasis on the hybridization of genres. He is oriented in the basics of political science, knows the history of journalism and communication, is familiar with the key concepts of his field, is morally and ethically prepared to work in the media environment. He/she is familiar with the language system and is able to express himself/herself in a cultured manner. He/she is proficient in the basics of radio, television and photographic techniques. Able to think critically and respond appropriately to misinformation and hoaxes, including explaining them adequately to the audience. Can make effective use of new media in his/her work. Can independently author journalistic speeches, express themselves appropriately in print and electronic media and new media. Actively participates in the collective production of journalistic communications in various media communication media.Understandsbasic ways of organising and searching for information in traditional and digital systems. Is prepared to meet the expectations of the journalistic profession as a rank-and-file journalist with the possibility of working in middle management in the media. He/she will find employment in news agencies, print media, radio, television or on commercial and public internet portals. The graduate has acquired basic practical and methodological knowledge in key areas of the field of study, which serves as a basis for practice or further study.

  1. The college indicates the occupations for which the graduate is prepared at the time of graduation and the potential of the degree program in terms of graduate employment:

Occupations where graduates of the Bachelor's degree programme in Journalism can find employment according to the Statistical Classification of Occupations (SK ISCO-08_2020):2641008 publishing editor,1222003public relations manager,4413001 copyeditor,3431001 photojournalist,2642012 blogger/vlogger

  1. Relevant external stakeholders who have provided a statement or concurring opinion on the compliance of the acquired qualification with the sector-specific requirements of the profession:

This is not the case for regulated professions.

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Conditions of admission

Conditions of admission for study programmes: JURALISM

  • acquisition of a complete secondary education or a complete secondary vocational education
  • commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and faculty;
  • successful completion of the entrance examination, which consists of:

completion of a oral interview focusing on the motivation and performance of the adept, which is evaluated with a maximum of 40 points. Applicants to these programs send two samples of their writing along with their application. These may be: 1. the results of journalistic work (newspaper article, radio or television piece) published in school, local or other (including online) media; 2. any texts (e.g. essays, blogs) except poetry. Textual works must be submitted in printed form, audiovisual workson digital media or as an electronic attachment. A maximum of 10 points will be awarded for submitted samples before the entrance examination. In order to pass the examination, the candidate must obtain at least 60% of the total 50 points.

The results of the entrance examination will be taken into account in the final ranking of candidates.

Additional information

Health disadvantaged applicants may request that the form and method of the entrance examination be determined taking into account their disadvantage (a written request is sent together with the application form).

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Conditions for international students

Bidders are on a level playing field

Conditions of admission without the entrance exam

Coordinator for students with specific needs

Counselling Centre, Catholic University, Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok,

General information on the admission exam

The application must be accompanied by:

a) a certified copy of your high school diploma

b) a receipt of payment of the fee, which must be pasted on page 3 of the application form, in the case of an electronic application, attached as an appendix (without proof of payment, the application will not be registered),

in the case of applicants who have received their secondary education abroad, it is also necessary to submit the following documents no later than the date of registration:

c) a decision on the recognition of a foreign document of education from secondary school for the purpose of continuing studies in the Slovak Republic.

The signed classical application form shall be sent to the following address:

Catholic University in Ruzomberok,

Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Studies,

Hrabovská cesta 1B,

034 01 Ružomberok

Student applicants can also submit only electronic application form without the need to print it, sign it and send it to the postal address of the faculty.

Acknowledgement of the registration of the application form and information about the further process in the admission procedure will be sent to applicants by electronic or conventional mail.

Deadline for verification of admission requirements: June 16, 2024 at the latest.

A written decision on the outcome of the admission procedure will be sent to applicants no later than 30 days after the verification of the fulfilment of the admission requirements. The written decision shall be delivered to the applicants by hand.

Form of entrance exam

oral interview

  • Apply the application for study


  • Performance of the entrance exam

    07.05.2024 - 07.05.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • leaving certificate (paper form)
  • proof of payment of the fee (electronic form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1080 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 30 €
E-application form: 25 €

Billing information

Bank: State Treasury

Account: 7 000 224 399/8180

IBAN: SK70 8180 0000 0070 0022 4399

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Detail of the study program

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Detail of the study program


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