You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.
You should also have a minimum of four weeks’ work experience in magazines or newspapers. Student journalism or self published journalism, such as a good quality blog, is also considered relevant and may be enough to secure a place on the MA.
As well as new graduates, we also welcome mature applicants with substantial work experience in the industry.
Months of entry
This course is suitable for anyone with a first degree in any subject who wants to be a first class magazine journalist. Students must have excellent general knowledge and be prepared to work across print and digital platforms with a variety of content. Students will have passion for communicating in words and pictures - and an appetite for fun and hard work is essential.
Magazine Journalism students write, design and produce the department’s showcase magazine XCity and its website Xcityplus.com. Read the latest digital edition and check out the listings at the back to find out where our graduates are working now.
This hugely successful and well-established course prepares students for a wide range of careers in magazine and features journalism, both print and online, from glossy consumer titles to international news journals.
Skills taught range from writing long form investigative features to arts and culture reviews; polished profile pieces to podcasts and video editing for online; designing and subbing print and online pages and picture editing.
There is a strong entrepreneurial angle to the course and students learn how to research, create and launch new media products and to engage audiences. Accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, students learn from magazine and specialist journalists and around 30 visiting editors, commissioning editors and editorial directors from the UK’s leading publishing houses.
We have been running Journalism courses at City since 1976. In the years since, over 5,000 students have graduated and are now working in the media in the UK and internationally. Read an interview with one of our recent graduates about her experiences and tips on being at City.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time10 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
- +44 (0)20 7040 0249