Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Our new MA in Journalism is cutting edge course taught by award-winning journalists. Designed to deepen your analytical and journalistic skills, and also help you better acquire the new technologies required of journalists in a fast-changing multi-media environment, this intensive course is key in helping future journalists understand and report on news issues that shape the world today. 

Key information

Key information about this course

FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Placement optionNo
Additional accreditationNo
Study LevelPostgraduate
Course LengthFull-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years
EntrySeptember 2014, January 2015
Attendance typesFull-time, Part-time
Full time cost UK and EU students: £7,650 per year
International students: £10,800 per year
Part time cost UK and EU students: £850 per 20 credit module

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Course overview and entry requirements

Course overview

Situated near London's media networks, the course places a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of journalism, developing students' ability to develop original ideas, research, produce, write and pitch them to the highest professional standards, using the university's multimedia facilities.

Students will gain an understanding of the market and of the different professional platforms  - audio, visual, digital and social media, in addition to written - and how they can be combined. They will be offered the opportunity of work placements with the wide array of prestigious publications and websites with whom the university's BA programme, which achieves exceptionally high student satisfaction ratings, already has extensive contact.

The course will stimulate students' understanding of the complex legal and ethical challenges facing journalists today, enabling them to think theoretically as well as practically. It's led by award-winning columnist Anne Karpf, who writes for The Guardian and The Independent on Sunday. Other staff have distinguished records in foreign reporting, magazine journalism and broadcasting, with guest lectures from major reporters, editors and broadcasters.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good Honours degree or equivalent. If you have lower qualifications but substantial relevant work experience you are also encouraged to apply.

Students must submit, along with their application two contrasting 600-750-word samples of their writing. You should prepare these in advance and upload in the online application process. 

Course structure and assessment

Course structure

Students will take four core modules:

  • News Writing
  • Feature Journalism
  • Journalism: Law and Ethics
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Media Research: Concepts and Methods

And one optional module from these:

  • Studio Skills for Television
  • Design for the Internet
  • Work Placement

Finally, students produce a journalism project/dissertation, which can be a portfolio of themed articles, a radio or television documentary, or an academic dissertation


Most modules are assessed by a portfolio of writing or audio-visual work, accompanied by a critical commentary, although there will also be a timed exam on legal issues.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

The course will equip students to embark on a career in journalism, or to return to one with advanced skills and enhanced understanding. They will also go on to other careers in media including digital and social media research, marketing, publishing, editing, public relations and advertising, and e-commerce.

Applying and entry

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a postgraduate degree course, please use the apply online button. 

Please ensure you have all information available in advance: refer to the entry requirements for further details. Note, in particular, that you're required to upload the samples of your writing with the application.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course.

Information on closing dates for applications >

Contact details

Tel+44 (0)20 7133 4202
FAQ www.londonmet.ac.uk/admissions

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