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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

The City’s pioneering MA in Investigative Journalism is an intense and challenging degree designed to equip students with the essential reporting and research skills needed to produce investigations that change lives and society.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for students with any good degree who want to specialise in the area of investigative journalism. You will have a keen interest in digging deeper into topics beyond the daily headlines and a hunger to expose injustices and abuses of power using an evidence-based methodology.

Objectives:

On this course you will learn how to investigate, how to communicate across a range of platforms - digital, audio-visual and text, and how to work ethically and legally. You will quickly progress from learning the basics of writing, whether a text-based news report or for broadcast, to producing radio and TV, and laying out text.

You will learn how to investigate using open and closed sources, and will be taught a variety of skills such as interviewing techniques, how to use access to information laws, and the basics of ethical undercover work. At the end of the year, you will be expected to produce a piece of investigative work of your own, of professional quality.

The course is taught by experienced professionals. Teaching is led by course director Dr Richard Danbury, who spent about a decade at the BBC and won awards for his work there, and Jenna Corderoy, whose work has been long-listed for the Paul Foot Prize and is an alumna of the course. They will be joined by a wide range of skilled and experienced professional investigative reporters and editors.

Career prospects:

This course aims to prepare you for a first job in any form of journalism, including newspapers, magazines, online and the broadcast media. Investigative Journalism graduates will be especially valued in jobs which require rigorous, in-depth and advanced research and investigative skills.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,810overall 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

  • University League Table

    57th

  • 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%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    63rd

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