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Course summary

The course is suitable for students with a good first degree, and a strong interest in international news and the way it is reported. The course combines a strong emphasis on practice with rigorous academic discussion of current trends in global journalism. Students who successfully complete this MA in International Journalism are very employable in the media. The MA in International Journalism is a keystone course at City and has built up a worldwide reputation. This course has been running since 1982 and has more than 1,000 alumni working in journalism around the world. During the course, you will become adept at print, broadcast and online journalism in a global context by:

  • Studying news in all its forms
  • Obtaining a profound understanding of international journalism from a UK perspective
  • Practising all platforms of journalism (print, broadcast and online) Exploring theory as well as reflect on your practice
  • You will learn how to gather and report in various styles and modes for a range of media (print, broadcast, online). You will also explore the contemporary global domain of journalism.
The course attracts students from all over the world, who will become your future professional network. You will benefit from being in one of the world’s most significant media cities with access to thousands of international journalists and sources. On this course you will gain from using both traditional and contemporary journalism tools, and acquire comprehensive skills,which you can take back to your own country or move on with to anywhere in the world.


You will take modules in storytelling and online journalism before specialising in either print, broadcast or online journalism. This choice informs your studies for the rest of the course through to the completion of a final project. There is a dissertation option if you prefer a more academic route through the course. You are encouraged to complete an internship, either in the UK or overseas. This must be arranged by you. Core modules

  • Global Journalism (15 credits)
  • Journalistic Storytelling (30 credits)
  • International News (15 credits)
  • Production (30 credits)
  • Ethics, Rules and Standards (30 credits).
Elective modules: You can pick from a range of elective modules Core electives:
  • Final project (30 credits)
  • Dissertation project (30 credits)
  • Print Journalism (15 credits)
  • Broadcast Journalism (15 credits
  • Dissertation (45 credits).
- Specialism Journalism Elective (15 credits)

Assessment method

In order to pass your Programme, you should complete successfully or be exempted from the relevant modules and assessments and will therefore acquire the required number of credits. Assessment is part of learning, and course assessments vary to reflect the learning being achieved. They include workshop exercises, studio work, oral presentations, essays, reflections and production (making journalism products), and different forms (written, oral, visual, aural), as well as being individual and team-based.

Entry requirements

You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. You must be able to demonstrate a hunger to be a journalist through relevant work experience. This may be paid work, an internship, student journalism in an academic institution, freelance work, or a combination of these. Other suitable qualifications - As well as new graduates, we also welcome mature applicants with substantial work experience in the industry.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £22733 Year 1
International £22733 Year 1
England £11361 Year 1
Scotland £11361 Year 1
Wales £11361 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11361 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
International Journalism at City, University of London - UCAS