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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This future-focused course combines computing and media and communications to reflect digital journalism at its most current. It’s really important for students with a set of core digital journalism skills so half of the degree focuses on the computing side of the discipline and half on media and communications.

This means students get a holistic MSc, where they study the foundations of digital journalism and practise it in its most current forms. Students will have the chance to study multimedia and interactive journalism, look at interactive documentaries, digital reporting, and video journalism. Students will also learn coding, so they can get to grips with using algorithms and data sets, and do social network analysis to monitor what’s going on behind the screens.

Our graduates have gone on to work within diverse roles from delivering communications for UNICEF in Bangladesh, to creating content for Rolling Stone magazine in New York.

Different course options

Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module consists of two components: Online News Reporting - You will learn the cognitive and mechanical skills required to produce fast and quality news reports that are ethical, clear, concise, complete, compelling and accurate. You will be introduced to research methods and practice gathering information from online and traditional sources; Online Video Journalism - This component will introduce you to the types of equipment and technical considerations used in multimedia capture and production with a heavy focus on video and text storytelling in a range of formats. It focuses on mobile journalism using smart phones to film and edit.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Applicants with significant work experience and/or a professional qualification in a computing, digital technology or social science-related subject are encouraged. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.