M.A. Journalism and Society

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR11960 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of East London | London, United Kingdom
M.A. Journalism and Society offers existing journalists a place to think about their profession and its social role.

Description of Journalism and Society


M.A. Journalism and Society offers existing journalists a place to think about their profession and its social role.

M.A. Journalism and Society at UEL

offers: a critical account of journalism and public life. Topics range from current debates about spin, privacy and intellectual property to theoretical categories such as the public sphere. It will stretch your thinking about journalism, but is grounded in journalistic practice.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 11960 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 6580 Year (EEA)

£5490 EU £9990 NON EU

Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

All students taking MA Journalism and Society will do two core modules, an option, a module introducing research methods, and a dissertation this last to be submitted at the end of the summer. The programme can normally be completed in one year (full time) or over two years (part-time).

Learning environment

Seminars, lectures, tutorials, independent learning


Each of five modules is assessed independently. All modules carry 30 credits except the Dissertation, which carries 60 credits. There are no exams. Coursework is comprised of essays, a case study, seminar presentation, and dissertation

Relevance to work/profession

Designed by journalists, the programme is intended for other journalists who wish to take stock of their profession and current trends within it. The programme enables students to clarify their thinking about journalism and helps them to maximise their impact on the profession.

Thesis/Dissertation/project work

Each student will submit a dissertation of about 15,000 words towards the end of the programme. This project, chosen and developed in consultation with academic staff, will focus on either a theoretical issue or on a detailed case study relevant to the programme.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Journalism and Society

Applicants will normally have a good honours degree or equivalent, or comparable professional or research experience; and professional experience of journalism is highly desirable. Applications from overseas and EU students are welcomed. Students whose first language is not English should normally have achieved a score of 7.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or equivalent. Eligibility for students without degree-equivalent qualifications will be assessed on the basis of a short essay and statement. Places will be offered after a successful interview with a member of the programme team.

Work Experience for Journalism and Society

No work experience is required.

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