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. The MA in International Journalism is a keystone course at City and has built up a worldwide reputation. This course has been running since 1982 and has more than 1,000 alumni working in journalism around the world. During the course, you will become adept at print, broadcast and online journalism in a global context by: Studying news in all its forms Obtaining a profound understanding of international journalism from a UK perspective Practising all platforms of journalism (print, broadcast and online) Exploring theory as well as reflect on your practice You will learn how to gather and report in various styles and modes for a range of media (print, broadcast, online). You will also explore the contemporary global domain of journalism. The course attracts students from all over the world, who will become your future professional network. You will benefit from being in one of the world's most significant media cities with access to thousands of international journalists and sources. On this course you will gain from using both traditional and contemporary journalism tools, and acquire comprehensive skills,which you can take back to your own country or move on with to anywhere in the world. In 2017 City are proud to offer an exclusive scholarship for our Masters in International Journalism. The object of the Nick Lewis Memorial Trust is to advance the education of the public, particularly in the field of journalism through the provision of scholarships, financial aid and support.

Entry requirements

MA: The International Journalism MA is a course designed for those with an interest in global journalism, You must have a degree equivalent to an upper second class British honours degree; or, exceptionally, a minimum of seven years' work experience in journalism, It is highly desirable that you have some relevant work experience in journalism. This may be paid work, an internship, student journalism at your university/college, freelance work, or a combination of these, If English is not your first language, you must get a minimum overall score of 7.0 in the IELTS English language test, including at least 7.0 in the writing component of the test. (See also 'English Requirements', below) Other Suitable Qualifications: Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students: If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree. Applicants should have a university degree or equivalent qualification and be prepared to give evidence of commitment to a career in journalism. Applications from mature students invited, including those with professional journalistic experience, and those whose qualifications differ from the usual entrance requirements.

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 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 20,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years

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