Taught course

Investigative Journalism

City, University of London · Department of Journalism

Entry requirements

  • You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.
  • You must be able to demonstrate commitment to journalism through relevant work experience, including regional newspapers, magazines, online, broadcast or student journalism. You don't need a set number of weeks of work experience, but we advise you to get as much as possible, both before and after submitting your application.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is suitable for students with any good degree who want to specialise in the area of investigative journalism. You will have a keen interest in digging deeper into topics beyond the daily headlines and a hunger to expose injustices and abuses of power using an evidence-based methodology.

On this course you will complete an investigation and learn practical multi-media skills including television as well as print. It moves swiftly from basic journalism to fully-fledged investigative journalism provided by leading investigative journalists. Prof Heather Brooke, who exposed the MPs’ expenses scandal, Pulitizer-Prize winning reporter (and former course alum) James Ball, and investigative reporter Ian Cobain, who has worked at The Times and The Guardian. In addition, a wide variety of investigative reporters and editors contribute to lessons and projects throughout the year.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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