University of Leeds

University of Leeds

International Journalism

This programme combines the practice of journalism with theoretical perspectives, allowing you to think critically about journalism in a global context. Core modules will introduce you to different theories and approaches in international journalism, using research and case studies to consider the economic, cultural, social and political implications of journalistic practice. You will write news stories and gain an awareness of issues such as regulation and ethics. At the same time, you will choose from a range of optional modules. You could study multimedia journalism, communication and development or identity in the media among others. Our students have included people with little experience of journalism as well as experienced editors, journalists and bloggers looking for a new perspective on their work. Guided by leading researchers in the field, and focusing on contemporary practice, you will be well equipped to become an expert in your field.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent; relevant professional experience will be considered in assessing applications. An IELTS score 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any skill area.

Course modules

Core modules: Journalism theory and research; journalism practice and policy; dissertation and research methods. Optional modules include: Public relations, culture and society; politics and the media; the cultural history of promotional communication; new media cultures; identity, culture and technology; critical studies in visual communication; work placement; feminism, identity and media; the media and democratisation (global perspectives); innovations in political communication; communication and public opinion; multimedia journalism; communication and development.

Assessment methods

Different forms of assessment are used including essays, exams, news stories and reports.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

School of Media and Communication
Telephone number: 
0113 343 4192