Médias, développement et société (Media, Development and Society)

Mission:
In the present day context of a twofold development (globalization vs. emphasis on cultural, ethnic etc. identities), openness towards the francophone universe stands for a socio-economic and relevant symbolic advantage. The professional orientation of this program is conceived from the perspective of a double opportunity: ensuring specializations that enable the graduates to fiind multiple possibilities of employability, both in the Romanian context (as specialized journalists in issues such as sustainable development, civic journalism, etc.) and in the European context (European Commission, European Parliament).
The program includes courses in Communication in Organizations; Journalism and Sustainable Development; Modern Theories and Research Methods in Communication Sciences; Civic Journalism; Gender and Mass Media; Specialized Journalism; Communication and Sustainable Development (NGO); Mass Media Anthropology; New Technologies and Sustainable Development; Cultural Industries; Human Resources and Leadership.
In cooperation with the Institute of Communication of the University Lumière Lyon 2, this master program offers a Double Degree option for a limited number of students.

Admission:
Admission consists of three examinations. (1) The written exam refers to submitting a research or a practical project in the field of the master’s program. Candidates will submit a proposal for a research project or application project, in the fields of mass media, sustainable development, new technologies and social change. 
The project paper (of maximum 10,000 characters without spaces) will be written in French, with fonts of 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 (single and a half) spaced, A4 page format, and will have to meet the academic editing and citation standards. For citations and for bibliographic references, the APA style is recommended. (http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx)
The project paper will be submitted along with the registration file.

The project will contain:

•    motivation for the selection of the topic concerning its importance for media and communication professionals, for the public, for society and for the candidate her/himself;
•    relevance of the topic for the field;
•    research objectives;
•    research corpus and methodology/methods;
•          envisaged results;
•    bibliography.
The criteria for grading the written project will consider the correct documentation of the theme (with the proper citation of sources); argumentation in favour of the proposed theme; selection of adequate methods to the research or to the project achievement; logical organization of the proposed research project or practical project.
(2) Candidates will sustain an oral testing of their communicative competences in the French language, evaluated with the admitted / vs / failed decision.
(3) The third exam contains an interview. Candidates will explain their reasons for aspiring to participate in the master’s program and will present to the exam commission their proposal of research or of practical project. The grading criteria for this interview are language skills and persuasive presentation of the project.