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Full time


10 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Press Journalism

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

Train to become a reporter, correspondent or editor for global news organisations with our stimulating and modern Newspaper Journalism MA programme. You will develop a range of practical skills and media knowledge needed to make an impact in a hugely competitive industry.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will build a combination of vital professional skills. These include research, reporting, interviewing, writing, editing and newspaper production in print and online.

We give you a concern for professional standards, covering both critical and ethical reflection.

During your degree you will be encouraged to undertake optional work placements, with support from your tutors in finding these at appropriate organisations.

Who is this course for?

If you have an active interest in current affairs and a commitment to learning the discipline of newspaper journalism, this programme is ideal.

You should also have a demonstrable interest in print news and features, as well as online journalism.

Teaching and assessment

A number of our modules are held in lecture theatres but most are delivered in small-group workshops, allowing you to develop journalistic skills and knowledge.

You will be taught by staff who are highly experienced industry professionals.

Personal contact with our tutors gives you individual guidance throughout the course and support in finding work when you graduate.

Your coursework will involve journalistic assignments produced to a deadline, as you would work in a real news organisation.


By studying the Newspaper Journalism MA here at City, you will benefit from unrivalled industry contacts and a solid grounding in the best practices of professional journalism.

Our graduates swiftly progress to work as journalists, reporters, and editors.

After completing the Newspaper Journalism MA, in recent years our graduates have been appointed to the following positions:

  • The Sun, Showbiz Reporter
  • Financial Times, Social Media Journalist
  • BBC News, Journalism Researcher


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 international institution. You should have gained some work experience in the media, eg on local/regional UK newspapers (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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