University of Sussex

Degree level: Postgraduate

Journalism and Media Studies (Taught)

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Course summary

On this course you develop essential journalistic skills in a multimedia context. You explore key theoretical issues and debates about journalism and news production in relation to contemporary media, culture and society. We focus on fast-changing developments in journalism and media studies. This MA combines both theory and practice. You will:

  • learn to research and write for print and digital media, as well as subediting and print news design
  • contextualise journalistic practice within a theoretical framework of journalism and media studies
  • understand transitional processes in the news landscape at local, regional and global level
  • understand current theories and debates surrounding the media and society.
We offer excellent technical facilities. These include a dedicated newsroom, the latest software, video and radio studios, and a suite of digital media laboratories.

Course details


These modules are running in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to these modules due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of changes to modules at the earliest opportunity. Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

  • Digital Features
  • Digital Journalism
  • Global News Industries B
  • Media Theory and Research
- Media, Law and Ethics

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show relevant professional/creative skills and experience.

Fees and funding

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Journalism and Media Studies at University of Sussex - UCAS