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Full time


10 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Journalism: Specific Subjects

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

Develop your professional skills as a journalist with our unique Financial Journalism MA programme. You will gain a global outlook on business, finance and the economy and will learn directly from seasoned industry figures working for elite international news organisations.

Benefits of this course

You will develop skills as a multimedia journalist by telling stories about business, finance and the economy.

We aim to give you the professional skills and knowledge needed to work in fast-paced multimedia newsrooms around the world. Through funded study trips to China and New York you will get to grips with global economics and stock markets such as the Hang Seng Index and Wall Street.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Arts (MA)

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to make a difference and understand what makes the world work.

If you are attracted to a varied career spanning from reporting on global finance and writing about consumer affairs to conducting in depth investigations, our Financial Journalism MA is for you.

You may have no background in finance but wish to specialise and discover great stories. Or you may have a finance background and want to specialise in journalism.


Our Financial Journalism MA graduates are highly sought after by some of the best-known news organisations in the UK and beyond.

You will graduate with the ability to undertake in-depth research, find stories and produce extensive reports on major financial bodies across the world.

Three quarters of our graduates stay to work in London, while others relocate to financial centres like New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and Singapore.


This module will provide you with an informed understanding of the requirements of financial journalism. You will receive insight into the key economic and financial issues that will help inform your coverage.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. Consideration will also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries. City is divided into five different academic Schools: School of Arts & Social Sciences The Business School (formerly Cass) School of Health Sciences The City Law...more

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