M.A. Magazines

| London, United Kingdom
This programme will enable students to rehearse both craft skills and critical faculties in accordance with a new professionalism where thinking ‘out of the box’ is routinely required.



This programme will enable students to rehearse both craft skills and critical faculties in accordance with a new professionalism where thinking out of the box is routinely required.

M.A. Magazines at UEL

  • rehearsal of professional practice in magazines
  • theoretically-informed account of magazine journalism
  • opportunity to act as magazine journalist
  • opportunity to act as magazine consultant
  • approaches magazine production as part of creative industries
  • located in East London, hub of creative London
  • led by practising journalists
  • access to research network connecting professional journalists and academics
  • chance to get published in online magazine Rising East and elsewhere

Your future career

Destinations may include magazine journalism, magazine advertising, magazine publishing, PR, branding and corporate communications, creative industries.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • EUR11960 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

Credits 180
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

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

Learning environment

Workshops, seminars, lectures, tutorials


Each of five modules is assessed independently. All modules carry 30 credits except the Dissertation by Practice, which carries 60 credits. There are no exams. Coursework is comprised of independent proposal and project, portfolio of journalism, case study, audit of magazines, seminar presentation, essays.

Relevance to work/profession

The independent project may be connected to your existing, professional work this to be agreed in discussion with programme tutor.

Thesis/Dissertation/project work

The independent project or dissertation is a key part of masters level education, hence it carries twice the credit rating of other modules.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

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Applicants will normally have a good honours degree or equivalent, or comparable professional or research experience. 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.

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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