Journalism Studies

Learning objectives of the study programme

  1. To provide the student with significant theoretical knowledge in the areas of media systems theory, research methodology, media management, marketing communications, and media spirituality. It broadens and deepens his/her theoretical basis for competent evaluation of current social reality acquired in his/her undergraduate studies.

  1. To develop the student's skills in the area of competent evaluation, interpretation, commenting on social events, including in terms of ethical, moral and theological assumptions.

  1. Develop students' practical skills to create and disseminate journalistic, marketing, and other publiccommunicationsin genre and technological diversity, with an emphasis on the culture of its linguistic expression.

Learning Outcomes of the Degree Program


V1students demonstrate theoretical knowledge in the field of media systems theory,knowledge of research methodology,knowledge of media management and marketing communications

V2have specific knowledge of the theological dimensions of media communication

V3has knowledge of the sources from which information can be obtained

V4knowshowto cultivate his/her linguistic expression

V4 navigates the range of journalistic communications of different genre and technological provenance

V5demonstrates knowledge of the ethical standards of his/her profession


Z1studentsprocessesanddistributesnewspapercommunicationsthrough textual, audiovisual and auditory media channels

Z2createsanalytical and evaluativecommunications, including in the case of specialised journalistic outputs

Z3flexibly producesexpert text focused on the media environment

Z4can solveproblems and manageprojects in the field of study in a changing environment



K2skillfully leads editorial or other teams and segments thereof

K3is able to present in a cultivated linguistic manner

K4is able to apply the ethical principles of his/her profession, with an emphasis on Catholic moral principles

K5is able to present the results of his/her own analysis and study or practical activity in a professional manner

Prospects of graduates

Graduate Profile

A graduate of the Master's degree programme in Journalism holds a full university degree in Media and Communication Studies.A graduate of the Master's degree programme in Journalism is in every aspect prepared to comprehensively fulfil the expectations placed on the performance of the journalistic profession. He is able to work professionally with the written and spoken word and image, and has a high level of proficiency in radio, television and photographic techniques. He has knowledge of media management, which creates the prospect of working in senior media management. He is fully oriented in social events - politics, economy, regional issues, sports and culture. He is oriented in the issues of the relationship between the Church and the media, he knows the basics of religious communication. He knows the principles of institutional communication, which he can use in his profession. At the same time, he has acquired theoretical knowledge that he can use in the field of public relations. He knows the tools and ways of further cultivating his speech and uses them actively. The graduate is characterised by cultivated speech and the ability to react appropriately in a variety of communication situations. He/she is prepared to participate fully in the collective production of journalistic communications in various media communication media and to take the position of a team member as well as a team leader. In addition to working in the media and in news agencies, a graduate of the master's degree is also qualified to hold a competent position in the fields of marketing, advertising and public relations. He/she is theoretically and practically sufficiently equipped to be able to apply for the third cycle of higher education.

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

Occupations where graduates of the Master's degree programme in Journalism can be employed according to the Statistical Classification of Occupations (SK ISCO-08_2020):2642001 journalist, journalist;2642002 editorial manager (journalism);2642003 editorial manager;2642004editor-in-chief;2642005 columnist;2642006 reporter;2642008 reporter;2642009 commentator;2632001 public relations specialist;2632002 spokesperson;2656001 television presenter;2656002 radio presenter;2656999moderator in radio, television and other media not elsewhere specified;2642999journalist, editor and specialist in journalism not elsewhere specified;2641009author of dialogues, author of audio-commentaries

  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


  • acquisition of a first (bachelor's) or second (master's) degree, - for the study programme Teaching of subjects in combination, the applicant is required to have acquired an education which can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences defined by the bachelor's degree in Teaching and Educational Sciences (as a rule, this is the completion of a bachelor's degree in Teaching and Educational Sciences, which also includes a bachelor's degree in Teaching of subjects in combination)
  • commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty;
  • in the case of applicants to the study programme TEACHING SLOVAK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN COMBINATION, who have received secondary education outside the Slovak Republic and have not completed at least the first (bachelor's) degree in the study programme Teaching Slovak Language and Literature, it is necessary to prove the level of proficiency in Slovak language at least at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference.

The final ranking of applicants will be based on the state examination.

Additional information

The faculty also reserves the right not to open a study programme to which a low number of candidates applies. In this case, the application forms with all attachments as well as the admission fee will be returned to the applicant.

Handicapped applicants may request that the form and manner of the entrance examination be determined taking into account their handicap (written request to be sent together with the application form).

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Conditions for international students

Bidders are on a level playing field

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) proof of payment of the fee (without proof of payment the application will not be registered) - in case of a paper application it must be glued on 3. in case of an electronic application to be attached as an annex; b) certified copies of the documents of graduation (Bachelor's/Master's diploma, Diploma Supplement and State Examination Certificate) - applicants who have obtained the required studies in the previous period shall submit certified copies of the documents together with the application form, - applicants, applicants who complete the required studies in 2024 will deliver certified copies of the documents after their acquisition (at the latest on the day of enrolment), - applicants who have been issued documents of graduation by the Faculty of Arts of KU (they completed their previous studies at the Faculty of Arts of KU) do not need to submit them; c) a decision on recognition of a foreign document of education for the purpose of continuation of studies in the Slovak Republic (valid for applicants who have obtained the required higher education abroad) - this confirmation must be submitted no later than the day of enrolment;

Signed paper (not electronic) application form should 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 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 fulfilment of the admission requirements: no later than 16 June 2024

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.

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities (paper form)
  • certified copy of certificate to candidates from other universities (paper form)
  • photocopy of the Diploma Supplement to candidates from other universities (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: 950 €

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

Billing information


Account: 7 000 224 399/8180

IBAN: SK70 8180 000000 7000224399

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Detail of the study program

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Detail of the study program


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