Teesside University

Teesside University


This course is designed for graduates of disciplines such as social sciences and humanities who wish to pursue a career in journalism. You develop skills in research and writing as well as engage with contemporary debates around the news and media industries. Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, this programme incorporates the professional qualifications required to work as a newspaper journalist in the UK. You approach the discipline of journalism from both a practical, professional perspective and a critical, analytical point of view. The programme develops reflective practitioners with sophisticated transferable skills, and the ability to take responsibility for their own future learning and development. You are therefore expected to read, research and produce media products, such as print stories, video and audio, in your own time. In taught sessions you experience a range of learning and teaching strategies to help you form both a theoretical and a practical understanding of the field of journalism. Your understanding of the subject is developed through workshops, seminars, group work and by producing content for our Tside website. You also get the opportunity to contribute to professional news publications and organisations.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 1st or 2.1 in a recognised undergraduate programme. All candidates will be required to attend an informal interview, including a test of your written English and knowledge of current affairs. In the event that this poses a problem, arrangements can be made for telephone or Skype interviews and for online testing.

Course modules

Core Modules: Changing landscapes in media and communications; dissertation; journalism and democracy; law, ethics and freedom of information; news production; researching journalism and communications.

Assessment methods

You are assessed on a portfolio of practical journalism across a range of media platforms, as well as a range of presentations, essay assignments and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,590 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,590 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,590 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 4,590 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 10,950 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

Admissions Administrator, School of Arts and Media
Telephone number: 
01642 384019