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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (usually 2:1 or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Applicants are required to sit an NCTJ entry test to assess writing skills, news sense and general knowledge. If successful, applicants will be invited for interview where we want to find out more about your interest in our course and in journalism in general.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MA Journalism is an intense programme that prepares graduates for the dynamic and competitive world of journalism and communications.

It has the rare advantage of dual accreditation by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). This highly regarded combination, along with our impressive work placement and industry mentoring programmes, opens the doors to organisations including the BBC, ITV, The Express, Sky Sports and a whole network of local, regional and national newspapers and radio stations.

The MA Journalism provides a comprehensive understanding of professional journalism practice, including researching and substantiating news stories, interviewing techniques and establishing contacts. Hands-on camera, studio, editing and mobile journalism skills are taught so that our trainees are confident and competent on their industry work placements.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Phone
0113 283 7123