Taught course

Automotive Journalism

Coventry University · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Normal entry requires a good honours degree in any subject and/or equivalent professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have a passion for cars and communication, this course can help you turn that passion into a career. Some of our graduates find jobs in automotive media, for example at Autocar, EVO, Top Gear, Car Throttle, Pistonheads and What Car? Others manage PR for automotive companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Continental.

Endorsed by the Guild of Motoring Writers, the course capitalises on our strong industry links: motoring publishers like Haymarket, Dennis and Bauer; motoring journalist groups like the Guild and the Midland Group of Motoring Writers; and successful local car producers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. It was developed and is delivered in partnership with experts from the automotive publishing industry.

The course combines journalism theory, practical skills and study of motoring and the automotive industry. You will be taught by Andrew Noakes, an award-winning motoring journalist, author and editor, alongside a team of specialist tutors each of whom has considerable practical journalism experience. As well as web, audio and video content, you will get the chance to write and design your own magazine, Automotive, which is published online and in print form.

Information for international students

This course requires IELTS of 7.0 overall (or evidence of equivalent English language skills). Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,600 (per year)
International students
£16,950 (per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
+44 (0) 24 7765 8879