Taught course

Global Journalism and Public Relations

Coventry University · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Entry requires a good undergraduate degree in journalism or in a cognate discipline in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Equivalent qualifications from overseas and professional qualifications are also acceptable and, in specific cases, may even be credited towards postgraduate qualification.

Applicants with professional/industrial experience and /or training, but not meeting the normal entry requirements will be considered on their merits.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

In our increasingly connected, digital world, news spreads quickly and without the constraints of national boundaries. Journalists are frequently called upon to report on diverse global issues and this Master’s course aims to prepare you for practice and analysis of global journalism and media.

Benefiting from our links with the media industry, including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Sky, Africa-based media and online outlets both here in the UK and USA, this Master’s course aims to prepare you for practice and analysis of global journalism and media. It covers all the areas of journalism, from legal and ethical issues to practical interviewing, writing, broadcast and web skills. More importantly, it aims to improve your intercultural competence and familiarity with the international issues that make headlines worldwide.

Taught by award-winning journalists and presenters, you will in addition have opportunities to attend guest lectures, who have previously included BBC Director General and Channel 4 founder, as well as presenters Jon Snow and Jeremy Paxman.

Gaining hands-on experience, you will be expected to work as part of a team to write articles, as well as edit, design and publish a digitally-distributed magazine, Global Eye. In a recent edition, one student predicted Wales’ success in the 2016 European Cup, while another wrote an analysis on the perceptions around immigration – one of the key issues in the European Union ‘remain or leave’ vote in the UK."

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321