Taught course

Investigative Journalism

De Montfort University · School of Computer Science and Informatics

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements: British honours degree (2:1 minimum).

English requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is the result of a unique collaboration between DMU and one of the country’s most respected broadcasters, Channel 4. It is designed to find and educate the next generation of audio-visual investigative journalists. After a thorough grounding in media law, regulation and ethics, students will receive extended tuition in various investigative techniques, including using the Freedom of Information Act, data journalism, financial journalism, and instruction in how to handle complex information. Additionally, you will be taught to use specialist camera equipment, and how to plan, shoot and edit your own material, with a view to making industry-standard broadcast quality journalistic films.


• Investigative Journalism Skills and Theory

• Introduction to Practical Investigative Journalism

• Investigative Journalism Global Perspectives

• Advanced Practical Investigative Journalism

• Final project

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    One year full-time with optional one year placement available.

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