Taught course

Development Journalism

London South Bank University · Arts and Media

Entry requirements

A first degree (2:2 or higher) in a relevant subject; or a Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject; or a minimum three years' post-qualification experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Development Journalism is an interdisciplinary course offered jointly by LSBU's School of Arts and Creative Industries and School of Law and Social Sciences. It brings together our established expertise in Development Studies with our industry-informed provision in journalism education.

Development issues such as migration, poverty, the environment, aid and governance are increasingly relevant in journalism, and this course develops a theoretical understanding of these issues alongside practical journalism skills.

The course also provides you with a solid grounding in key theories, concepts and debates around development and contemporary development journalism. It offers hands-on practical professional training in broadcast and podcast radio journalism, equipping you with skills in audio production, interview techniques, editing, mixing and live studio operation.

The course also provides training in research methods, enabling you to become an effective researcher in the field of development journalism.

You will have access to our new media facilities in Elephant Studios at LSBU.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
28 months
full time
13 months

Course contact details

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