Department of Journalism Studies,
Faculty of Social Sciences
Magazine publishing is a fast-paced and exhilarating section of the media industry. Titles have proliferated across all subjects, and the most successful become multi-platform super-brands. Journalists who work on them need to write beautiful copy, podcast, shoot video, and serve their readers in both print and a dynamic digital landscape. Take this rewarding degree and we’ll equip you to create your own magazine brand from scratch and captivate the audience you choose. You’ll create news, feature and interview content to fill your title’s pages and screens, and get a handle on managing live web content and social media. Alumni have a glittering track record of employment and industry awards for excellence.
Accredited by the Professional Publishers Association
- Researching News
- Law for Journalists
- Ethics and Regulation
- Magazine Journalism
- Power and Society
- Advanced Magazine Journalism
- Portfolio (PGDip students omit this module)
Magazine students will also have the opportunity to learn Teeline shorthand.
- Dealing with Data: Statistics for Journalists
- Communicating with the Media
- Media Freedom: European, UK and US Perspectives
- Radio and NGO Communication in Conflict-Affected Areas
The course is a mix of lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments.
You’re assessed on essays, examinations and practical work that involves conceiving, designing, writing and producing magazines and web pages.
- MA - 1 year full-time
- Postgraduate Diploma - 9 months full-time
To take one of our MA courses you must have one of the following:
- A 2:1 honours 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 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 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.
We're no longer accepting applications for 2020 entry.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.