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10 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

Develop your understanding of digital journalism with our dynamic Interactive Journalism MA programme. In an area that is constantly evolving, you will focus on expressing your journalism through social media using vital content production and engagement skills, from audience development and data journalism to multimedia storytelling.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will learn about the continuing development of digital journalism through interactive content and formats that actively engage users.

Our innovative modules concentrate on social media and audience development, data journalism and coding for journalists. Video and audio work is geared to online web and social media publication.

We aim to prepare you for specialist careers in multimedia, data journalism and audience development as well as broader digital journalism roles including publications with a strong social media focus.

You will learn from our staff of experienced journalists and guest lecturers, ensuring you learn up-to-date skills and have the best industry contacts.


Our Interactive Journalism MA prepares you for a range of specialist digital careers and broader journalism positions.

You will benefit from our central London location, unrivalled industry contacts and a solid grounding in the best practices of professional journalism.

Our recent graduates secured work as reporters and sub-editors, and in areas such as social media, audience development and data journalism. Some have been hired by the following organisations:

  • Associated Press
  • Google
  • BuzzFeed
  • Metro
  • BBC
  • Financial Times


This module will support you in placing journalism practices, processes and products in their wider contexts, enabling you to be an ethical and reflexive practitioner. You will have the opportunity to explore ethical issues as they affect journalists, including yourself.

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Entry requirements

You should hold an upper second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution. You should have gained some work experience in journalism, and/or in relevant fields (eg social media, data work) outside journalism (or have this arranged when you apply).

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK institution, offering an innovative programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which uphold the university’s commitment to enhance people’s lives through education. City is a research-driven university and has around 21,000 enrolled students, of which 45% are studying postgraduate qualifications. The university community is a diverse and international population home to students from...more

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