Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England


The programme enables students to pursue the academic study of news and journalism and acquire advanced reporting and writing skills; it examines the forms, practices, institutions and audiences of newspaper, radio, television and online news reporting in relation to broader social issues (both in the UK and internationally); students conduct academic research and acquire practical reporting skills, and in the process gain advanced analytic and communication skills related to a range of careers in factual media, communications and cultural industries, and research; the programme has strong links with the MediaWise Trust and other media organisations based in Britain and abroad, including South East Asia.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent, or relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Term 1: Journalism and democracy; international journalism; ethics and news practice. Term 2: Research methods. 2 modules from: Investigative reporting; online journalism; work experience. Term 3: Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Forms of assessment include essays, student presentations, small-scale research projects, a written dissertation and when chosen by the student, types of journalistic writing.

Sponsorship information

AHRC bursary; career development loan; private sponsor, i.e. employer.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,750 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bower Ashton Campus Bristol BS3 2JT South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
Telephone number: 
0117 328 3333