Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Global Journalism and Public Relations (Taught)

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Course summary

In our increasingly digital world, journalists are frequently called upon to report on diverse global issues and this master's course prepares you for global journalism and public relations practice and analysis. It covers all the areas of journalism, from legal and ethical issues to practical interviewing, writing, broadcast and web skills. Benefiting from our current links with the media industry, including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Sky, Africa-based media and online outlets here in the UK and elsewhere including USA.

  • The course is taught by experienced tutors with decades of practical journalism and public relations experience, and in addition you will have opportunities to attend guest lectures (subject to availability) by top as well as upcoming journalists and public relations practitioners including alumni.
  • Gaining hands-on experience, you will be expected to work as part of a team on group projects, such as a magazine


If you’re interested in a career in media industry worldwide, our course is a comprehensive interdisciplinary introduction as well as an advancement of global journalism and public relations, which is underpinned by hands-on professional practice from the outset. In the final stage of your course, there is an opportunity to explore issues in global journalism that interest you further through an extensive individual research project, with support and guidance from specialist tutors. Past students have considered anything from the use of diasporic media by British Bangladeshis in Birmingham to the coverage of Africa in Chinese media or fake news images in Digital Age. Modules Context: Global Politics and Relations - 20 credits Public Relations - 10 credits Journalism Practice, Law and Ethics - 30 credits Advanced Journalism: Digital, Social, Mobile - 20 credits Specialist Professional Practice in Journalism and PR - 30 credits Specialist Research and Analysis - 10 credits Major Project - 50 credits Transnational Professional Development - 10 credits

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Group workPresentationsProjectsCourseworkIndividual Assignments The Coventry University assessment strategy aims to ensure that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree of 2:2 or above in any subject. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2023/24 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Global Journalism and Public Relations at Coventry University - UCAS