Taught course

International Journalism

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show relevant professional/creative skills and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Journalism remains a crucial part of democratic public life. This innovative, intensive MA’s global focus guides you as you learn to research and write news and features, creating and adapting news stories across platforms.

We combine academic study with professional training. Academics teach theory and analysis, while practical journalism elements are taught by experienced industry professionals. You’ll learn to:

  • understand and debate the broader issues driving news organisations across the world
  • be knowledgeable about the functions of journalism in a contemporary environment
  • produce copy for a range of platforms including print, online, radio, tv and social media
  • critically evaluate and analyse a range of journalistic outputs and their characteristics.

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

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