MA/Postgraduate Diploma Journalism
Department of Journalism Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Our students see journalism’s bigger picture: freedom of expression, ethics and the globalisation of media, as well as digital reporting techniques. That’s why they become great journalists.
About the course
Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists
A career in news reporting needs expertise in creating and publishing digital content alongside a solid grasp of traditional skills and knowledge.
Take this degree and you’ll develop both – in our online newsrooms and out on the streets of the city, using your learning in web publishing, shorthand, video, page layout, media law and ethics to hunt down and write up stories to meet real-time deadlines with your team.
Our alumni are agile, intelligent and successful journalists who are excellent at both traditional newswriting and digital mobile journalism.
Print students will also learn Teeline shorthand.
Examples of optional modules
A range including:
Teaching and assessment
There are lectures, seminars, group workshops, individual and team assignments.
You're assessed on essays, examinations and practical journalism work – producing news stories, newspaper pages, web pages and portfolios. You'll also have the chance to sit external examinations set by the NCTJ.
To take one of our MA courses you must have one of the following:
- a good 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 grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.