Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Entrants to the programme should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • a second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject; or
  • an appropriate professional background and experience in the media. This should be evidenced by an appropriate CV which outlines your professional experience to date from either working directly in journalism and media or a related function.

Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to work in the media industries. This attribute is usually evidenced through the application and personal statement. But also through work experience or voluntary work in the media or fulfilling a journalism-related function in a non-media organisation, or at interview.

Two references, these may be, for example, two academic references, or one academic reference and one from an employer.

All applicants who meet the entry criteria are interviewed as an entry requirement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MA Journalism will equip you with professional skills in journalism and authorship. You'll cover topics from news and non-fiction to brands and content.

You will develop skills in digital and multi-platform journalism and authorship. And you'll study the changing models of journalism including:

  • branded content
  • not-for-profit journalism
  • big data scraping
  • social media crowdsourcing.

You'll have regular networking opportunities and visits to newsrooms, media and journalism summits. So you’ll benefit from a degree that responds to the industry.

Journalism is one of a group of courses run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing (OICP), which has a high international standing. OICP is supported by two advisory boards made up of high profile figures from across the journalism and publishing industries.

Our location in the beautiful city of Oxford is home to many media professionals. And there are more published writers per square mile here than anywhere else in the world.

Information for international students

English language requirements

If your first language is not English then we will require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
£14,700

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    4-10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    4-10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA(Sandwich)
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    PGDip part time is run over 3 semesters. The PGCert part time is run over 2 semesters.

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848