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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 essential skills in magazine journalism by learning to produce online and print publications. Our Magazine Journalism MA also requires you to take up to seven weeks of relevant work experience, giving valuable practical experience and potentially the first step of a career.

Benefits of this course

We aim to give you a versatile mix of skills. This covers everything from writing short news stories, long form investigative features and arts and culture reviews to producing profile pieces, podcasts and editing pictures and video. You also gain confidence in designing and subbing print and online pages.

You will learn to write, design and produce our showcase magazine XCity and its website .

Our strong entrepreneurial angle enables you to learn how to create and launch new media products and engage audiences.


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 good degree and a passion for first class magazine journalism, you will be well suited to our programme.

You will have excellent general knowledge and a real enthusiasm for journalism across print and digital platforms.

This is an intensive course so you need to be prepared to work hard – but it’s great fun!

Elements of the programme are accredited by the Professional Publishers’ Association (Magazine Journalism) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (Broadcast Journalism and Television Journalism).


Our Magazine Journalism MA prepares you for a range of careers in magazine and features journalism, both print and online, from glossy consumer titles to international news journals, to niche, independent arts and culture publications.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,230per year

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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