Taught course


University of Derby · Department of Humanities

Entry requirements

You will need a 2:1 undergraduate degree or relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a highly-flexible Masters, suitable for graduates from any discipline, not just journalism. Through optional modules and coursework, you can specialise in a genre of journalism that interests you and decide whether to focus on practical skills, research, or both.

  • Tailor this MA to your interests and aspirations: with only one prescribed module per trimester, you will have plenty of choice around what you study
  • Choose your focus: if you want to be a journalist or are already working as one, you can focus on developing or refreshing your practical skills. However, if you’re more interested in further study or academia, you can focus on developing your research and intellectual skills
  • Our journalism facilities are some of the best in the country, including radio studios, a television studio, video editing suites, Mac suites and a newsroom featuring the latest software.

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

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