Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. Consideration will also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism. Within your application you should include a 250-word article on a topic of your choice in business or financial journalism. It should be based on your own personal investigation and include an interview with someone relevant to your chosen topic.

You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. Applicants that are below an upper second class degree can still apply. You may be asked to attend an interview before admission to the programme. For overseas students, this will normally be done by telephone or Skype.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your professional skills as a journalist with our unique Global Financial Journalism MA programme. You will gain a global outlook on business, finance and the economy and will learn directly from seasoned industry figures working for elite international news organisations. You will develop skills as a multimedia journalist by telling stories about business, finance and the economy.

While many traditional roles in newsrooms are disappearing, financial journalism is growing and our graduates are in high demand. We will give you the professional skills and knowledge needed to work in fast-paced multimedia newsrooms around the world.
Studying the financial sector in London will give you a unique insight into global business, while funded study trips will help you get to grips with global economics and stock markets such as the Hang Seng Index and Wall Street. Most students don't have any background in finance but are interested in working as financial journalists. The programme also attracts working journalists who want to specialise in financial journalism, and graduates with a background in the financial sector who want to work as journalists. We welcome applications from UK/EU graduates and non-EU graduates with good English skills.
The MA in Financial Journalism is unique in its international reach and includes the chance for overseas travel. The course teaches the skills needed for financial journalism. Supported by the Marjorie Deane Foundation the course aims to develop the professional skills and knowledge needed to work in a multimedia environment.
Through the generous support of the Marjorie Deane Foundation for Financial Journalism, the MA Financial Journalism degree offers full tuition scholarship opportunities through the generosity of the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation for both UK/EU students and overseas students from developing countries.

Fees and funding

Please visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/financial-journalism

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
020 7040 8877