Entry requirements

You will require a Bachelors degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Journalism, Media Studies, English Language, English Literature, Politics, History, Sociology) with a pass of at least a lower second class. Those without a degree may be considered depending on their circumstances. It is anticipated that since this programme will be of interest to those who are practising journalists, one possible non-degree entry route will be a minimum of five years journalistic experience. Any applicant who has worked as a journalist, press officer, information officer or in a similar post for at least five years are welcome to apply for the course. For international students, please ensure that your application shows that you meet the following criteria: •recognised qualifications equivalent to a British Bachelors degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Journalism, Media Studies, English Language, English Literature, History, Sociology) with a pass of at least lower second class •an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)or an equivalent English language test accepted by UKVI

Months of entry


Course content

News and reportage occurs on an international platform and this Journalism Masters programme, run by our specialist Screen School, will provide you with the expert support and industry knowledge required for your progression in this highly competitive industry.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • Course delivered in LJMU’s new £38million Redmonds Building, which offers industry-standard media facilities
  • Liverpool Screen School part of the BBC North Developing Talent Scheme
  • Excellent career opportunities in areas such as journalism, public relations, information management, press offices in local and central government and international organisations

The MA in International Journalism course will develop your thinking and improve your ability to analyse and evaluate the news media and reach an understanding of its importance.

The programme is designed so that if you have no experience you will receive basic training in journalism practice. If you already have journalistic skills, you will be able to concentrate on analysing the craft and your own part in it. In this way, the course will develop your ability to critically analyse the purpose and structure of journalism and to evaluate the processes and products of either your own or other people's work.

International Journalism is the first course aimed at developing critical analysis on the international stage for both practitioners and those who have a serious interest in this field. The programme concentrates on journalism with international relations and is suitable for students from abroad as well as those from the UK.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 5175

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Professional practice10
Dissertation20 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090