Entry requirements

You should have 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 journalism. 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

City's pioneering Investigative Journalism MA programme provides you with the essential skills for a first job in print or broadcast journalism, together with innovative and in-depth research and investigation techniques.
You will learn advanced research skills including computer-assisted reporting, the effective use of public records and databases, and the Freedom of Information Act.

Information for international students

All students whose first language is not English need to get a score of at least 7.0 in the IELTS English Language Test.

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £9,000, Full-time Non EU: £18,000
Bursaries: Other bursary and scholarship schemes
The following organisations have supported students in the Department of Journalism in the past. This is not a guarantee of future sponsorship, and you are advised to check the websites of these organisations for details of future bursary and scholarship schemes. NUJ (George Viner Memorial Fund), Postgrad Solutions

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment60

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 7040 8097
+44 (0) 20 7040 8887