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A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience in the media, broadcast or print journalism.
Months of entry
The MA is a practice-focused, theory-informed course that provides skills, strategies and theoretical understanding needed to step into careers in journalism and digital communications.
The course provides an international context suitable for students from across the globe.
You will have the opportunity to learn alongside and collaborate with professional journalists.
We work with a range of organisations to support high-quality journalism. You will hear from and work with experts and innovators and explore advances in journalism. There will also be the opportunity to experiment and develop new ways to do journalism.
You can take part in projects to expand your knowledge and skills, such as our Civic Journalism Lab collaboration with the BBC.
The course covers key areas of knowledge and professional practice which reflect the way journalists work today. However journalism’s role in society, how we do journalism, and careers in journalism is constantly transforming. This course is designed to be a ‘laboratory of inquiry’ and prepare you to successfully negotiate these changes, as you progress through your career in journalism or the wider fields of professional communication.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
Please note: This masters programme has a non-refundable £25 application fee which will need to be paid before your application is processed. To pay your application fee and to make a formal application please visit our Webstore payment page where further instruction is provided. In order to secure a place on this course, we require a non-refundable deposit of £1,500 which must be paid by 1 June after you have received and accepted an offer from the University. This will be offset against the tuition fees at registration.
Course contact details
- Jonathan Ward, Degree Programme Director, School of Arts and Cultures
- +44 (0) 191 208 2493