University of Sussex

University of Sussex

International Journalism

The course is for you if you wish to combine theory and practice and focus on fast-changing developments in international journalism. This course provides an academic engagement with journalism on a global scale through close attention to economic and political underpinnings, as well as the culture and sociological aspects of journalism. It also examines key issues in the theory and practice of journalism and helps you develop and refine your journalistic skills. You learn how to research and write news and features, creating and adapting news stories across platforms. You follow an intensive training programme with the practical journalism elements taught by experienced industry professionals. This course enables you to: understand and debate the broader global, economic and technological issues driving news organisations across the world; identify and critically engage with journalism's forms, practices and institutions at national and international levels; be knowledgeable about the diverse functions of journalism in a contemporary, multi-skilled environment, and the dynamic role of its practitioners in a changing journalistic context; develop skills to produce journalistic copy for a range of platforms that is professionally designed, technically proficient and creatively executed; critically evaluate and analyse a wide range of journalistic outputs and their distinguishing characteristics; take up a short work placement.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. We also welcome applicants who do not have this academic qualification who are able to demonstrate in their application that they have relevant professional/creative skills and experience.

Course modules

Autumn term: broadcasting news and features I; international journalism in transition; news and feature writing. Spring term: advanced journalism skills; broadcasting news and features II; 1 option from a list that may include: activist media practice; global news industries; media, culture and communication; new developments in digital media; photography: documentary, landscape, politics.
Summer term: international journalism dissertation/project.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes essays, oral and poster presentations, learning diaries, multimedia submissions, and a portfolio of practical journalism, and culminates in a substantial research-led project or an 15000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,900 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,350 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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