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. Students whose first language is not English are advised to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is designed specifically for students from outside the UK. Pre-requisites: You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution, Applicants for both masters courses must demonstrate a knowledge of TV and/or radio news and current affairs. We expect a high standard of general knowledge relating to politics, international news, sport and entertainment, Broadcast Journalism applicants should also have work experience in a local radio station, Television Journalism applicants should also have work experience with a TV company or student TV, but this is desirable rather than essential. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in visual media, The Broadcast Journalism and Television Journalism courses are taught together for two-thirds of the syllabus. We urge applicants to look at both courses, but please only apply for one. We reserve the right to suggest you transfer your application between these courses if we feel you are better qualified for one or the other. Other Suitable Qualifications: As well as new graduates, we also welcome applications from mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism.
Broadcast Journalism, Television Journalism
Months of entry
The Department of Journalism is ranked 2nd in the UK for universities to prepare for careers in journalism (QS World University Rankings 2014).
The Broadcast Journalism and Television Journalism MA course prepare you for a first job in radio or television journalism and (both) are accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
As a Broadcast Journalism masters student you will be given practical training in radio and television news. As a Television Journalism student you will cover television, from news to documentaries.
You will gain practical skills in our state-of-the-art digital television studio, digital editing suites, radio studios, and broadcast newsrooms.
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English are advised to apply for City's International Journalism MA, which is designed specifically for students from outside the UK.
Fees and funding
Full-time EU: £9,000, Full-time Non EU: £18,000
Bursaries: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.
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. Two bursaries of £500 each. Find out more at the Postgrad Solutions website, Guardian Media Group Scott Trust Bursaries. Visit the Scott Trust website for more information and application instructions.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||10|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||60|
Course contact details
- +44 (0)20 7040 8574
- +44 (0)20 7040 0248