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International Journalism MA

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

Build practical journalism competencies alongside a considered approach to journalism in a global context. Our International Journalism MA is a one-year professional practice course that enables you to develop the vital knowledge and skills needed for a career in international journalism.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will develop skills in print, broadcast and online journalism and learn how they function in a global context.

Our programme enables you to study news in all its forms and grow your understanding of international journalism from a UK perspective.

While you will practise in different media of journalism (print, broadcast and online), you will additionally explore theory and reflect on your work. You also explore the contemporary global domain of journalism.

You will learn from working with people from all over the world and benefit from our location in London, a global media city.

Who is this course for?

If you have a good first degree and a strong interest in the way international news is reported, you will be well suited to this programme.

We combine a strong emphasis on journalistic practice with rigorous discussion of the current trends in global journalism.


Here at City we provide an alumni network that is second to none in UK journalism.

As one of our graduates you will have possibly the best employment opportunities of any journalism graduate in Britain.

Our graduates work in both global and national media and in related occupations. These include roles from researchers to editors in broadcasting organisations such as:

  • BBC Radio and TV (including BBC World Service)
  • ITN
  • Channel 4
  • Al Jazeera
  • CNN
  • France24
  • NHK (Japan).

As well as in major newspapers and magazines including:

  • The New York Times
  • Financial Times
  • The Hindu
  • Fairfax Media (New Zealand)
  • The Times.


We encourage our journalism students to gain journalism experience during their studies. Professional experience is an important step in developing a career in journalism and it helps students by put their learning into practice and make contacts in the industry.


In this module you will produce original journalism based on systematic research. The module contains a fieldwork element in which you will gather original journalistic material outside the University.

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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. As well as new graduates, we also welcome mature applicants with substantial work experience in the industry.

University information

City, University of London (City) is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. There are over 20,000 students who call the university home, and a postgraduate population of 46%. City has a diverse and international learning community, with over 175,000 alumni representing more than 180 countries worldwide. City is comprised of five different schools: School of Arts & Social...more

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