Taught course

Journalism

Institution
University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Qualifications
MA

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

September

Course content

Join one of the few postgraduate degrees in the UK to be accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). Gain qualifications that will make you stand out from others. Train, write and research like a journalist.

Journalism is an intensive course that trains you to write and research like a journalist. It covers media ethics and law, reporting and public affairs, shorthand, sub-editing and production. You will develop your own specialist areas of interest such as crime, health or political journalism. In the final stage of the course you can produce your own newspaper or series of in-depth articles, with support from our professional journalists.

NCTJ accreditation is widely recognised as a gold standard for courses that turn out highly skilled, highly motivated and highly employable trainee journalists. Previous study of journalism is not a requirement. If necessary, we may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course.

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
£4,750
International students
£11,500

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Alex Lockwood
Email
alex.lockwood@sunderland.ac.uk
Phone
0191 515 3000