Taught course

Media and Journalism

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

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 journalism or print journalism.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Media and Journalism MA is designed for new graduates and experienced journalists. It is suitable if you are wanting to develop a career in journalism and related occupations or progress to a PhD.

About this course

The MA is a research-focused course that develops your cultural understanding, critical analysis and introduces the content production skills needed for global media industries.

It provides an international context suitable for students from across the globe.

The course is flexible and you can tailor it towards professional practice or academic engagement with the field. You do not need a media background to join this course.

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 will also work with internationally renowned academics in media, culture, and journalism studies.

You can take part in projects to expand your knowledge and skills, such as our Civic Journalism Lab collaboration with the BBC.

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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

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Jonathan Ward, Degree Programme Director, School of Arts and Cultures
Email
pgmch@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 2493