Taught course

Magazine Journalism

University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

We will consider applicants with professional and vocational experience.

If you are suitably qualified, we will invite you to an interview to assess whether this is the right course for you.

We may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course.

Months of entry


Course content

Indulge your passion in magazines and enter the exciting world of journalism. Become a highly skilled, highly motivated and highly employable trainee journalist. Graduate with both an MA and an NCTJ Diploma.

This is an intensive course that trains you to think, write and research like a journalist. It covers media ethics and law, reporting, shorthand and public affairs. You will also learn how to design and produce magazine pages using software such as Adobe InDesign. In the final stage of the course, you can produce your own magazine or website, with support from our professional journalists.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you should have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 7.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Alex Lockwood
+44 (0)191 515 3000