City, University of London

City, University of London

International Journalism

This course is suitable for students with a first degree looking to become journalists with an international perspective rooted in the UK's journalistic traditions. Students with degrees in all disciplines are welcome. Law, Business, Agriculture, and Science are among the first degree subjects that are in demand by many publishers and broadcasters. Overseas applicants are especially welcome. Prospective students need excellent general knowledge based on a worldview and a thorough briefing of what is in the news each day. Students who successfully complete this MA in International Journalism are very employable in the media.

Entry requirements

You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.
You must be able to demonstrate a hunger to be a journalist through relevant work experience. This may be paid work, an internship, student journalism at an academic institution, freelance work, or a combination of these.

As well as new graduates, we also welcome mature applicants with substantial work experience in the industry.

Course modules

Core modules:
Global Journalism (20 credits);
Journalistic Storytelling (20 credits);
International News (15 credits);
Production (30 credits);
International Online Journalism (10 credits);
Journalism Ethics (15 credits);
Professional Project or Dissertation (30 credits);
Specialism Journalism or Journalism and Conflict (20 credits).

Elective modules:
Print Journalism (20 credits); or
Broadcast Journalism (20 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is part of learning, and course assessments vary to reflect the learning being achieved. They include workshop exercises, studio work, oral presentations, essays, reflections and production (making journalism products), and different forms (written, oral, visual, aural), as well as being individual and team-based.

Sponsorship information

The following organisations have supported students in the Department of Journalism in the past. This is not a guarantee of future sponsorship, and you are advised to check the websites of these organisations for details of future bursary and scholarship schemes: NUJ (George Viner Memorial Fund); Postgrad Solutions; British Council: Chevening awards. Usually for non-UK/EU students; CBA-Chevening MA Awards. Open only to employees of Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) member organizations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,875 per Year 1 (England) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,875 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,875 per Year 1 (Scotland) 10 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,875 per Year 1 (Wales) 10 months

Campus details

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

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