Taught course

International Journalism

University of Leeds · School of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent. Relevant professional experience will be considered in assessing applications.

Months of entry


Course content

This course combines explorations of the practice of journalism and related legal, political and ethical concerns, with a theoretical perspective rooted in critical media studies.
It is for students who wish to study journalism for the first time, or graduates who have a professional journalism background and
wish to engage with new perspectives based on extensive body of research into the nature of journalism and its social role. Classes
are taught by experienced researchers of journalism and by journalists currently working with leading British and international media organisations.
There are two core modules:
• Journalism, Practice and Policy
• Journalism: Theory and Research.
All students undertake a research dissertation of 60 credits and optional modules of 60 credits to complete the course. Optional modules allow students to develop their understandings of journalism further, from the perspectives of globalisation, social
philosophy, international relations, political science, and other fields.
Students may choose one option from elective modules available from other university departments.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details pls refer to relevant course website

Fees and funding

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 4192