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Course summary

The MA in Journalism & Media Communication aims to bridge theory and practice in a dynamic interplay as the programme works to develop a wide ranging portfolio of skills. Staff teaching on the modules will be drawing synergies between various Media subjects. There will also be a focus on current media practice and the technologies of convergence exploring the impact of digital environments on the communications industries. The course aims to develop professional and academic skills in the area of Journalism and Media Communications. Therefore, the programme will explore how to make communication more effective in professional settings by looking at magazine journalism and its associated business models, internal and external corporate communications, the impact of technology on the communications industries, and developing an understanding of ethical responsibilities and current legislation for media professionals. To offer more flexibility and to allow particularly international students to explore journalism and media production on a global scale, we also offer a choice module ‘International Journalism Trends’, which gives students the opportunity to develop a deeper insight into the theoretical and cultural framework of media and journalism.


Modules: Dissertation/extended project; international journalism trends; corporate communication, PR and advertising; media production; research methods 2: advanced research skills; writing for magazines; research methods 1: critical and theoretical debates; work placement.

Entry requirements

We require at least 2.2 (or equivalent) degree in humanities or a business subject. Graduates with an Honours degree in any discipline who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level journalism and media communications will also be considered. International students should have an English language assessment of IELTS 7.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Fees for Postgraduate Study 2023/24:
Journalism and Media Communications at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS