Entry requirements

You will need a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism. Applicants with a 2.2 and substantial experience will be considered. Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

All journalism applicants will be asked to submit a written piece as part of their application. This will be judged against clear criteria. When assessing sample writing manuscripts we are looking for work of at least a satisfactory (pass) standard in terms of language, content, observation, structure and voice. View the written test https://www.ntu.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/113442/60469.pdf.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to work in magazines? Are you passionate about the written word, whether it’s online or in print? Would you like to explore video, design and photography? And understand how publishers are using social media to feed their readers’ appetite for news of all kinds?

This course will teach all of these things and equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a magazine journalist.

First and foremost you will learn how to write, whether it’s an in-depth interview, a sharp news story, a daily blog or a snappy photo caption.

You’ll get to grips with mobile journalism, using a phone or tablet to shoot video and audio, and learn how to edit your material.

On newsdays and newsweeks, you’ll produce websites and magazines, working with WordPress, InDesign and Photoshop, as well as content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You’ll also examine the business side of magazines, what makes some brands more successful, and have the chance to pitch your own idea for a new title to a panel of industry professionals.

To underpin your journalism practice, you will gain a solid grounding in media law, public administration and ethics and regulation. You'll also have the opportunity to develop your shorthand skills to the NCTJ standard.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English are required to have IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in listening and speaking).

Fees and funding

We have a number of UK/EU and International student bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate courses. For more information please visit https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)115 848 2999