International Journalism, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15750
    Tuition (Year)
    8500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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MA International Journalism addresses the global shifts in the journalism industry by contextualising different forms of journalistic practice within a framework of technological, political and cultural change. It also sets out to equip students with sufficient generic skills to adapt to future journalism industry developments.

About

Do you want to report the news from the most interesting and important parts of the world? Are you committed to a career in journalism but need the professional skills?

From the moment you start our International Journalism MA course you will learn to deliver high quality video, audio, online and print journalism.

The International Journalism MA is designed to provide our students with digital multiplatform journalism skills and advanced understanding of the context of journalism in the fast changing world of news media. This is a challenging, employment orientated course in a major London university focussed on international reporting.

We believe the sooner you get practical experience of a real journalism workplace the sooner you will be ready to join the industry. All our students find placements in the news industry while they are with us. The course features a synthesis of practical and theoretical skills contextualising different forms of journalistic practice within a framework of technological, political and cultural change.

As a research university we are able to offer small course groups so we provide a bespoke service where we know and advise each student individually in their skills and journalism career. We choose students from all over the world.

Aims

  • You will acquire the skills and knowledge to immediately enter the journalism industry in an international context, and will be equipped to undertake further postgraduate level research.
  • You will gain comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of the advanced academic study of international journalism, and the techniques and principles applied in practice.
  • You will be provided with the relevant expertise and learning environment to support your critical and practical engagement with issues at the heart of analysing and practising international journalism.

Programme Structure

The MA consists of compulsory modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

  • Journalistic Practice 2
  • International Institutions
  • Journalism Issues
  • Global News Analysis
  • News and Feature Writing
  • Major International Journalism Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A UK second class (2.2) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification and evidence of a commitment to journalism as a career such as student journalism or work experience. Candidates with other qualifications will be considered with substantial prior journalism experience and assessed on an individual basis.
  • To demonstrate that commitment we would like applicants to provide a statement demonstrating commitment to journalism (including previous experience) and a 200 word article based on an interview with someone interesting from your local area.
  • Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 64 (51 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 70% (min 60% in all areas)

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15750 International
  • GBP 8500 EU/EEA


Funding

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