City, University of London

City, University of London

Interactive Journalism

This course is suitable for students from any degree background with an interest in current affairs. Students will have a keen interest in the media, specifically in digital journalism. Some experience of social media and/or data work can be useful for those wishing to specialise in these fields. This course has a particular emphasis on digital media, and prepares you to enter and/or further develop a career in online journalism in particular. The curriculum reflects the continuing development of digital journalism through more interactive content and formats that engage users as active participants. Innovative modules focus on social media and audience development, data journalism and coding for journalists. Multimedia work is geared to online publication. Alongside this, you will also learn the essential journalistic skills of writing, reporting, newsgathering, interviewing and feature writing, plus law and ethics -- core elements of City's renowned MA Journalism courses.

Entry requirements

MA: Applicants should have at least a good second-class degree in any subject. By the start of the course, applicants should have gained a minimum of four weeks work experience at professional news organisations (ideally local/regional newspapers) OR two weeks of such work experience PLUS two weeks working in online community management and/or data journalism. It is advisable to have undertaken some such work experience before applying. A high level of numeracy and familiarity with computers and software is expected. 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.

Course modules

Core modules Ethics, Rules and Standards (30 credits); Journalism Portfolio (30 credits); Final Project (30 credits); Social, Community and Multimedia Management (30 credits); Introduction to Data Reporting (15 credits); Advanced Data and Coding (15 credits); UK Media Law (15 credits); Political Headlines (15 credits).

Assessment methods

All MA Journalism courses at City are practical, hands-on courses designed for aspiring journalists. As a result, much of your coursework will be journalistic assignments that you produce to deadline, as you would in a real news organisation. Assessment is often through a portfolio of journalistic assignments of this kind.

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; CBA-Chevening MA Awards.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 10 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 10 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (England) 10 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 10 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 20,400 per Year 1 (International) 10 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (EU) 10 Months

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Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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