The MA Journalism is designed to give you a professional qualification to work as a journalist in the fast-paced media industry. You will take part in an intensive, 12-month training programme in print, digital, broadcast and multimedia practice as well as gain important contextual understanding about the contemporary world of journalism. Core modules include Journalism Bootcamp, Global Media and Society, Social Media and Digital Production, and Multimedia Newsdays, and Media Innovation. You can choose from a suite of specialisms including Sports Journalism, Reporting Economics and Politics, Investigating Miscarriages of Justice, long-form feature writing, and Data Journalism. You will learn in a dedicated digital newsroom and new state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities, with opportunities to undertake internships at local and national media organisations.
Minimum Entry Requirements
To be accepted you must have a minimum Second Class Honours degree (ideally at 2.1 honours or higher) or equivalent. To apply, send your CV, a personal statement of no more than 500 words detailing your interest in the programme and your career aspirations, and at least one sample of your work, for example, a blog post, student media, short piece for radio, television or other media. We also welcome applications from people with prior experience in journalism looking to update their skills.
1AJ1: 1 year, full-time; 1AJ2: 2 years, part-time.
Post Course Info
Graduates on the programme work in a variety of roles in local, national and international media organisations; in the wider media and communications industry; and as communication professionals in business, NGOs, politics and government.