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International Journalism MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This innovative, intensive MA's global focus guides you as you learn to research and write news and features, creating and adapting news stories across platforms. We combine academic study with professional training. Academics teach theory and analysis, while practical journalism elements are taught by experienced industry professionals. You will learn to: understand and debate the broader issues driving news organisations across the world; be knowledgeable about the functions of journalism in a contemporary environment; produce copy for a range of platforms including print, online, radio, tv and social media; critically evaluate and analyse a range of journalistic outputs and their characteristics. Assessments include: Essays; oral and poster presentations; learning diaries; multimedia submissions; a portfolio of practical journalism. The MA culminates in a substantial research-led project or a 15,000-word dissertation. Our graduates possess knowledge and transferable skills relevant to employment in a wide range of areas including, among others: the media industries; public relations; journalism; teaching; public services.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will introduce you to a wide range of radio and podcast journalism (from documentaries to features to essays).

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 normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above; Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show relevant professional/creative skills and experience.