Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Social Justice Journalism

University of the Arts London - London College of Communication · Faculty of Media

Entry requirements

Visit our course page for entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Journalism: Social Justice pathway will support you expore journalism that seeks to make the world a better place through topics such as climate change or gender and racial equality.

This is the only social justice journalism course in the country. You’ll benefit from our established connections with media companies and organisations working towards a more just society. Rather than focusing on news journalism, MA Journalism: Social Justice Journalism is a multimedia course that explores experimentation and creativity within the discipline. We place emphasis on learning practical skills and developing a personal voice informed by reflection and critical theory.

Guided by tutors with professional and multi-platform experience gained at national newspapers, digital channels and broadcasters such as the BBC and Sky, you'll develop key, practical journalistic skills, and learn how to apply them to your particular area of interest.

You'll receive specific teaching in your chosen pathway, but you’ll come together as a larger group at key moments in the course – for example, to work collaboratively with other students on our Artefact multiplatform brand comprising of a print magazine, website, social media channels and an audio/visual platform.

You’ll produce an individual, substantial piece or portfolio of journalism in a medium or media of your choice.

With a commitment to practice as a basis for developing skills, our MA Journalism course reflects the contemporary environment of multi-platform journalism. Whichever pathway you choose to study, you’ll be supported to produce work in a range of styles and genres while building your employability.

About London College of Communication

The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices. Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.

Please note this course is subject to approval.

Information for international students

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend you let us know your English language test score in your application. If you have booked a test or are awaiting your results, please indicate this in your application. When asked to upload a CV as part of your application, please include any information about your English test score.

  • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) is required, with 6.0 in each of the four skills.
  • If your first language is not English, you can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level in English on the Language Requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more by visiting our funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0)207 514 6599