Data Journalism at University of East London - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MA Data Journalism programme is designed to give you a competitive advantage in your career. This programme provides a detailed, critically oriented, and career-oriented knowledge of data as a meaningful record accessible to journalists to prepare you for jobs of the future. Data journalism is an important part of the news process, and it is quickly becoming a critical competency across all industries. According to a Google News Lab survey on data journalism conducted in 2017, 51 per cent of companies in the United States and Europe have data journalists on staff. This programme investigates how technology and big data have created new intersections between data and journalism, responding dynamically to the future of journalism, data and technology, as well as discussing novel approaches to traditional news reporting methods.


Year 1: Data Journalism: Research in Practice (Core), Data Visualisation Tools and Technologies (Core), Professional Practice and Research Methods (Mental Wealth) (Core), Final Major Project (Core), Broadcast Journalism (Optional), Investigating Media and Communication Industries (Optional), Global Media, Communication and Development (Optional), Employment and Industry Engagement (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

60% coursework 40% practical We strive to provide feedback on all summative and formative assessments within 15 working days of the submission deadline. We offered in a variety of formats appropriate to the module and student in order to be inclusive.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 Honours in a relevant subject. Applicants without a first degree but with years of professional practice in relevant fields may be considered in special circumstances, but they may have to complete an oral interview or written test.

Fees and funding

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Data Journalism at University of East London - UCAS