City, University of London

City, University of London

Newspaper Journalism

This programme concentrates on the provision of skills; it also encourages students to expand their knowledge and allows time for reflection on learning and on the issues concerning today's and tomorrow's press; students are encouraged to use good working practices and attitudes: enthusiasm, punctuality, meeting deadlines, a panic-free life, empathy in interviews, the ability to work as a team and the ability to co-operate as well as compete.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 1 month�s work experience on a regional or similar newspaper; preference is given to those with both regional and national work experience; candidates should have at least a 2nd Class degree in an appropriate subject; consideration is given to mature entrants who can demonstrate substantial working experience.

Course modules

Modules include: journalism practice; journalism and society 1; journalism and society 2; media law; online journalism; public administration; journalism innovation; editorial production for newspapers; MA journalism project; specialisms.

Sponsorship information

A small number of bursaries are awarded by media organisations and advertised by them; 2 schemes currently run are the Scott Trust Bursary scheme and the Sun Scholarship; the former, offered by the Guardian Media Group, covers tuition fees and living expenses; the latter, offered by News International, is a 2-year scheme including 1 year�s work with the organisation, it covers tuition fees and living expenses; funding may be available from the Arts and Humanities Research Board.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 10 months
MA Full-time £ 18,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060