Taught course

International Journalism

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

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Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:2 in a related subject
  • a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience
Additional information:
  • IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson PTE Academic requirements: 64 (minimum 59 in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • Non-standard applicants may be invited to attend interview
If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

This vocational course helps students develop the knowledge and journalism skills for reporting national and international news in the UK and/or other countries. We will use state of the art facilities to teach you practical skills that are required in your work as a professional journalist.
  • The world is changing rapidly with exciting developments as well as significant challenges. There has never been a greater need for well-educated and well trained journalists to report global news
  • You will receive practical training in multi-media journalism skills, including print, online and broadcast journalism
  • You will practise your professional skills in the industry-standard newsrooms, TV studios and radio booths in the £38 million Redmonds Building in Liverpool city centre
  • The course helps you understand international relations and global issues that are regularly reported in the news
  • You will learn how the media systems operate in different parts of the world
  • You are taught by staff with many years of journalism experience from a wide range of national and international news organisations
  • Watch the programme presentation
  • Staff have close links with the BBC, Granada TV, Sky News, Sky Sports, Channel 5 News and many other media companies
  • Opportunities for internships with various media and news organisations
  • You will also develop your research skills that can be useful for your careers and/or further study (e.g. PhD degree)
  • This course is suitable for both UK and international students
  • Our graduates have been employed by many media organisations in the UK and around the world, including the United States, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and other countries.
The course is suitable for students from a variety of subject areas. You will receive excellent training in multi-media journalism within a broader international context. The programme will develop your ability to report global news and your skills to work as an international journalist in a digital era.
A truly international city with a thriving journalism industry, Liverpool is a great place to study journalism. The city has one of the country's largest and most successful evening newspapers (the Liverpool Echo) as well as a flourishing magazine industry. There are also several television companies in Liverpool such as the BBC, Granada TV and Lime Pictures (formerly Mersey TV), creators of Brookside and Hollyoaks

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

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

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090