Taught course

Data Journalism

University of East London · School of Arts and Digital Industries - ADI

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours in theatre/performance studies or related subject.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. Applicants will be expected to attend an audition and an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Data Journalism programme is designed to give you a competitive advantage in your career. This programme provides a detailed, critically oriented, and career-oriented knowledge of data as a meaningful record accessible to journalists in order to prepare you "for jobs of the future" (Vision 2028).

Data journalism is an important part of the news process, and it is quickly becoming a critical competency across all industries. According to a Google News Lab survey on data journalism conducted in 2017, 51% of companies in the United States and Europe have data journalists on staff.

This programme investigates how technology and big data have created new intersections between data and journalism, responding dynamically to the future of journalism, data and technology, as well as discussing novel approaches to traditional news reporting methods.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information please check the website https://www.uel.ac.uk/about/about-uel/governance/policies-regulations-corporate-documents/student-policies/tuition-fee-policy

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

Applicant Relations
+44 (0) 208 223 3333