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Global Financial Journalism MA

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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.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

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

We will give you the professional skills and knowledge needed to work in fast-paced multimedia newsrooms around the world.

Studying the financial sector in London will give you a unique insight into global business, while funded study trips will help you get to grips with global economics and stock markets such as the Hang Seng Index and Wall Street.

Who is this course for?

If you want to make a difference in the world of journalism, the MA Financial Journalism is for you.

The course will equip you for a varied career, from breaking important stories on global finance and writing about consumer affairs to covering some of the largest companies and financial markets and conducting in-depth investigations.

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

As well as developing skills in reporting and writing for digital and print publications, you will gain experience in producing journalism for TV and handling data stories.

Teaching and assessment

The course is delivered by a wide range of journalism professionals who have worked as columnists, editors and broadcasters.


Our Financial Journalism MA graduates are highly sought after by some of the best-known news organisations in the UK and beyond. Some also go on to work in communication roles for governments and financial institutions.

You will graduate with the ability to undertake in-depth research, find stories and produce extensive reports on business, industry and 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.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • The Financial Times
  • Bloomberg
  • Reuters
  • The Telegraph business desk
  • Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal
  • Google News and Business Insider Fellowships
  • BBC


Using Shanghai and New York as case studies this module will provide you with an understanding of the coverage of business, economics and finance. You will gain an insight into the world financial system and how they are changing.
Companies and Market for Journalists (15 Credits) - Core

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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 (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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