Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

International News Journalism

The course delivers a combination of practical experience using the School's state of the art media suite facilities, as well as developing in you strong Masters-level research skills which will be evidenced by your final research dissertation. You will develop a working knowledge of international relations and several key journalistic disciplines. You will also be expected to show originality in the application of knowledge and the boundaries of knowledge through ground-breaking research. On completion of the Masters you will be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, and you will be encouraged to show originality in tackling and solving problems. You will develop the knowledge and qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgment, personal responsibility and initiative, in complex and unpredictable professional environments. The course is designed for international students and this Master's will allow you to develop your language skills alongside your intellectual and journalistic knowledge and key skills.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have or expect to gain a good second class Honours degree or above. Industry experience: Exceptionally, the requirements of a second class Honours degree may be waived where past experience has made the applicant suitable for the programme. International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications and must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, via an IELTS test with a score of 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Journalism studies; academic research for journalists; international relations for journalists; dissertation; introduction to UK journalism. Option modules: Advanced UK broadcast journalism; advanced print journalism.

Assessment methods

Assessment is mixed, with practical modules usually based around portfolios of written work and simulated or real exercises. Theory modules are more generally assessed by essays, although there are a few presentations and an exam.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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