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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 is an exciting, competitive and rapidly developing industry.

Our course equips you with the strong professional journalism skills and attitude necessary to achieve your career ambitions. This MA brings together nationally recognised practice-based learning with the critical rigour of postgraduate academic study.

Learn how to:

  • turn out engaging copy against tight deadlines
  • record, film and edit material for broadcast
  • contextualise journalistic practice within a theoretical framework of journalism studies
  • understand transitional processes in the news landscape.

This intensive MA is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). Note that we don’t deliver the Media Law Court Reporting (MLCR) module. If you aim to work in the UK print news industry, you’ll need to complete MLCR before you can take the NCTJ Level 5 National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ). Find out about distance learning for MLCR. It is also recognised by the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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