Faculty of Journalism

MailMSU, Faculty of Journalism, Russia, 125009, Moscow, 9 Mokhovaya Str.
Telephone(495) 629-74-35
Fax(495) 629-49-54

President: Prof. Yassen N. Zassoursky
Dean: Prof. Elena L.Vartanova

The Division of Journalism was initially founded in 1947 within the Faculty of Philology, the Faculty of Journalism being established in 1952. The faculty trains specialists for newspapers, magazines, editorial offices of television and radio broadcasting companies, for Internet companies, advertising and PR agencies. We also train international journalists, photojournalists, publishing specialists, art directors, designers for the mass media, etc.

The Faculty of Journalism offers full-time 5-year Specialist’s Degree programs, part-time 6-year Specialist’s Degree programs as well as 2-year Master’s Degree programs for Specialist’s and Bachelor’s degree holders.

Applicants are selected on a competitive basis submitting their materials, published or broadcast, and recommendations from an editorial office. Those whose works receive favorable reviews are allowed to take part in the essay competition and are invited to an interview.

Graduates are awarded degrees in Journalism and qualifications according to the major area they have specialized in: “Periodical press”, “Periodical press. Editorial front office”, “Television broadcasting”, “Radio broadcasting”, “Internet journalism”, “Advertising”, "Public relations", “Photojournalism”, “Publishing”, “Design for Mass Media”, “Artistic culture”, “International journalism”.

The faculty comprises 14 departments. We also have the Media Laboratory, the Laboratory for Complex Studies of Current Issues in Journalism, the Laboratory of Foreign Press, the Laboratory of Professional Equipment, the Laboratory of Communication and Media Culture.

There are a number of research centers: Center for Gender Research in Mass Media and Mass Communication, Center for Finnish and Scandinavian Mass Media, French-Russian Center of Journalism, Free Russian-German Institute of Social and Political Journalism, Russian-Chinese Center for Research of Mass Communication, Journalism and Culture, Italian-Russian Center for Studies in Mass Media, Culture and Communication, Russian-Indian Center of Mass Media, Iberoamerican Center for Studies in Journalism and Culture, Russian-Japanese Center for Studies in Mass Media and Culture.

The core curriculum includes social and political disciplines, philological disciplines and specialized professional subjects

Social and political disciplines include Basics of Economics, History of Philosophy, History of CIS countries, Contemporary History, History of Russian and Foreign Journalism.

Being part and parcel of journalist’s training, philological aspects are given special attention. The curriculum for both junior and senior students includes a number of philological disciplines, among them Theory and History of Russian and Foreign Literature.

Specialized professional subjects are the major part of the curriculum, lectures and practical classes giving students not only thorough knowledge of the theory of journalism, but practical skills to work in the sphere of the Mass Media.

Undergraduates study technology and methods of journalist’s work, work arrangement in editorial offices. They consolidate their professional writing skills, creating materials for printed media, TV and radio programs. The facilities at their disposal are our faculty printing house and radio and TV center.

Our students have their internships at editorial offices of Russian newspapers, magazines, radio and TV companies, attending classes at their studios. Interns issue the students’ newspaper “Journalist” and some brochures, and make radio and TV programs.

Admission: Full-time programs, Exchange programs, Short-term programs