University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland


Students on this course develop the core skills of news journalism, such as writing; researching; interviews; and copy editing for news and features for print and online.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree; practical work experience; candidates with a 2.2 Honours degree are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Modules include: Stage 1: news journalism: principles and practice 1; media law; reporting and public affairs; shorthand. Stage 2: news journalism: principles and practice 2; media and society; media ethics and regulation; shorthand. Stage 3: dissertation or journalism practical project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a portfolio of work, essays and a major project or dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,180 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 225 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sir Tom Cowie Campus Sunderland SR6 0DD North East

Key information

Student Helpline
Telephone number: 
0191 515 3000