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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The Media and Journalism MA is designed for new graduates and experienced journalists. It is suitable if you are wanting to develop a career in journalism and related occupations or progress to a PhD.

About this course

The MA is a research-focused course that develops your cultural understanding, critical analysis and introduces the content production skills needed for global media industries.

It provides an international context suitable for students from across the globe.

The course is flexible and you can tailor it towards professional practice or academic engagement with the field. You do not need a media background to join this course.

You will have the opportunity to learn alongside and collaborate with professional journalists.

We work with a range of organisations to support high-quality journalism. You will hear from and work with experts and innovators and explore advances in journalism. There will also be the opportunity to experiment and develop new ways to do journalism.

You will also work with internationally renowned academics in media, culture, and journalism studies.

You can take part in projects to expand your knowledge and skills, such as our Civic Journalism Lab collaboration with the BBC.

What you'll learn

The course covers key areas of knowledge and professional practice which reflect the way journalists work today. However journalism’s role in society, how we do journalism, and careers in journalism is constantly transforming.

This course is designed to be a ‘laboratory of inquiry’. It will prepare you to successfully negotiate these changes, as you progress through your career in journalism or the wider fields of professional communication - or to continue to doctoral study and a career in research and academia.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,200per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 97

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    159 79%

    5th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    32nd

    5

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