Taught course


Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Information and Communications

Entry requirements

A minimum upper second class honours degree, or postgraduate diploma, or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree is required. All applicants will be invited in for a 1-2-1 interview with the programme leader and be expected to sit an entrance test. Applicants will be tested on grammar and punctuation, news values, news writing and news sense.

Months of entry


Course content

Graduates of all disciplines are equipped with knowledge and skills in journalism through intensive practical training and tuition. Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and designed to meet the requirements of media employers in the UK and beyond, the course is taught by dedicated staff with media and industry experience, and strong professional connections. You will benefit from a mandatory placement providing key networking opportunities and enhancing your employability. The course will prepare you to take a leading role in a rapidly evolving global media industry where you will explore the global potential of multi-platform news and features publishing.

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Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969