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
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
We teach through lectures, seminars, workshops and research exercises.
You’re assessed by essays, examinations and a dissertation.
1 year full-time
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
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
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.
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Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.