Taught course

Journalism and Media Studies

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.

Your qualification should be 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

On this course you develop essential journalistic skills in a multimedia context. You explore key theoretical issues and debates about journalism and news production in relation to contemporary media, culture and society.

We focus on fast-changing developments in journalism and media studies. This MA combines both theory and practice. You will:

  • learn to research and write for print and digital media, as well as subediting and print news design
  • contextualise journalistic practice within a theoretical framework of journalism and media studies
  • understand transitional processes in the news landscape at local, regional and global level
  • understand current theories and debates surrounding the media and society.
We offer excellent technical facilities. These include a dedicated newsroom, the latest software, video and radio studios, and a suite of digital media laboratories.

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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