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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

Key information

Build the vital skills in research and reporting that are needed to form robust investigations with the power to change lives and society. Our pioneering Investigative Journalism MA is an intensely challenging programme that focuses on the practical investigative abilities required to succeed.

Benefits of this course

We aim to give you the skills to quickly progress from the basics of writing news for print or online, to producing audio-visual journalism for TV, radio and online.

You will learn how to investigate and communicate across multimedia platforms, and work ethically and legally.

Our programme covers how to investigate using open and closed sources, different interviewing techniques, how to use access to information laws, and ethical undercover work.

You will learn through the production of your own professional grade piece of investigative work.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Arts (MA)

Who is this course for?

If you have a strong first degree and a commitment to the field of investigative journalism, our programme is ideal.

You will need a dedication to digging deeper into topics than daily news or 24-hour news allows. You will have a hunger to expose injustice and abuse using evidence.


As a graduate of our Investigative Journalism MA you will have among the best employment opportunities of any UK journalism graduate.

We prepare you for work in any form of journalism, but investigative journalists can be especially valued for positions demanding advanced research and investigation abilities.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,230overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    149 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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