Taught course

Journalism: News/Broadcast/Sport

University of Salford · Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) with a personal statement and evidence of engagement with journalism (i.e work experience).

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to become an incisive and ethical journalist? Are you interested in understanding how to tell great news or sports stories online, in print, on radio or on television? Whatever your professional goals, this NCTJ accredited MA in Journalism will give you the practical skills you need to achieve them.

Designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in professional journalism in the UK, you’ll gain the skills you need and learn how to work within the industry codes of conduct. These skills will enable you to become a well-respected and forward-thinking media professional. What’s more, you’ll be able to align your interests with your programme by choosing the pathway that interests you most – whether that focus is online or in the broadcast media; news or sport.

Based at our state-of-the-art MediaCity campus, you’ll be immersed in a world of media greats, including national broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV. What better way to sharpen your journalism credentials and set yourself up for success?

When you graduate, you’ll be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, or an MA degree if you choose to complete a personal project. The course aligns with and builds on the NCTJ Diploma (separate exam fees apply) – a qualification highly sought after by UK editors.

This course combines the high standards for which Salford has become known in the industry with the rigour of the full NCTJ programme. This includes the necessary aspects of British law and the Teeline shorthand desired by editors in UK newsrooms. Students who intend to work outside the UK, or for organisations not based here, might be better suited to our MA in International Journalism for Digital Media, which explores how foreign correspondence professionals are taking advantage of digital technology to reach diverse audiences.

Information for international students

If you are an international applicant we will want to see a short statement on why you want to study an NCTJ accredited course, and demonstrating an understanding of the requirements and why NCTJ is important.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545