Universities and schools

There are 39 Ukrainian Universities holding licenses to provide education in the area of journalism. Among them, 37 offer BA programmes, while only 30 offer MA programmes. There are also two Universities, the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the Ukrainian Catholic University, that offer exclusively MA programmes. As many as 3,000 students can be admitted to BA programmes annually, with the number of MA students totaling 1,400. Of said Universities, 31 are public while eight are private; nine are located in Kyiv whereas the remaining 26 are regional. Overall, there are 26 departments of journalism, two departments of social communications, one department of journalism and new media and one department of Ukrainian stylistics and journalism.

It should be added that there are instances of specific media companies having their own schools of journalism. For instance, the Inter TV channel has its own educational establishment called Interschool that trains specialists for the TV, new media and cinema industries

Finally, there are some opportunities for those who want to study journalism online, although this could be hardly compared to in-class education. The most prominent instance is the platform Prometheus that is basically the Ukrainian analogue of the universally known platform Coursera. It offers, among other things, courses on Internet media, information warfare as well as on big data processing and analysis.

Having said the above, here is the list of the most prominent Universities offering programmes in journalism (apart from the several ones that have already been mentioned):

  • Institute of Journalism of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv;
  • V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University;
  • National Aviation University;
  • Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University;
  • Zaporizhzhia National University;
  • The National University of Ostroh Academy;
  • Chernivtsi National University;
  • Mariupol National University;
  • Ukrainian Catholic University.