Department of Journalism Studies,
Faculty of Social Sciences
This far-reaching journalism degree combines research on media practice and freedom around the world with some practical newswriting experience and events. Join up and you’ll look at journalism within the context of globalisation, comparing and contrasting media practice around the world, immersed in vital discussions around the relationship between media, society and government – at a hugely critical moment for freedom of expression. Our annual International Journalism Week is a focal point, with high-level discussions led by media professionals, researchers and campaigners from around the world.
- Digital Journalism for a Global Society
- Writing for the Media
- Research Portfolio
- Journalism, Globalisation and Development
- Journalism in Britain
- Media Freedom: European, UK and US Perspectives
- Radio and NGO Communication in Conflict-Affected Areas
We teach through lectures, seminars, workshops and research exercises.
You’re assessed by essays, examinations and a research portfolio.
1 year full-time
To take one of our MA courses you must have one of the following:
- A 2:1 undergraduate degree (we will consider a 2:2 if we are sufficiently impressed by your potential)
- An alternative qualification approved by the University as degree equivalent
- Substantial previous work experience in a media-related role
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
There are a number of bursaries for students on the journalism, magazine and broadcast courses, from the Scott Trust (owner of The Guardian), Journalism Diversity Fund and others.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 2500
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.