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Online Masters in Journalism MA

Falmouth University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Falmouth University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Journalism Course Overview

In a rapidly evolving digital era, models of journalism production and distribution are constantly changing. Today’s journalists need to think radically, learn to adapt and exploit new forms of news media and be fluent with key creative tools used to produce compelling news content in various formats - text, video, photo + LIVE news.

Throughout this programme you will critically engage with media ‘disruptors’, develop understanding of the changing relationship of journalist and audience and gain insight into the challenges posed by artificial intelligence, big data and ‘churnalism’. You should find yourself tested and asked to aim high as you become equipped to work independently from anywhere in the world.

Taught by leading journalists who are experienced in handling the benefits and challenges of working in an international context, this course gives you the opportunity to cultivate an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. As you focus on data journalism, social media and impactful storytelling, this programme aims to facilitate innovators grounded in the best journalism standards.

You will:

  • Develop your skills as a creative and technically agile non-fiction storyteller in order to work independently as a journalist.
  • Learn how to create compelling news for dissemination across multiple content platforms with global audiences in mind.
  • Discover how to thrive and innovate in the international digital news and communications industries.
  • Exploit social media and data journalism tools, developing a critical understanding of the shifting political, social and industry environments in which journalists must operate around the world.

Why study with us?

This MA is built to promote the critical thinking, innovative storytelling, and forward-mindedness needed to succeed in a rapidly-shifting field.

Whether you’re looking to develop the expertise required to work on real-world projects or a mid-career journalist wanting to take your career to new heights, this course can help you learn how to succeed as a self-employed practitioner or a member of a media organisation.

You will learn to test new ideas, challenge traditional modes of journalism and critically assess the effectiveness of current media disruptors. You will develop an understanding of the processes involved in news journalism and gain the confidence and skills to work on cross-border news projects. Graduates of the MA can go on to work professionally as journalists in their field of expertise – current affairs, politics, climate and environment, sport and entertainment are just a few such areas. Your studies can also help you land other roles that call for similar capabilities, such as content creation, content production, research, editing, communications and PR.

Careers and employability service

In addition to the guidance offered by our tutors, you can also access our RealWORKS, our careers and employability service throughout your studies, and for up to 5 years following graduation.

Our expert team will help you identify potential opportunities in the UK or internationally, prepare for job interviews, advise you on starting up your own business, and more.

Application deadline

10 May 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 10,900overall cost

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

University information

Falmouth University

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  • Campus address

    Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, TR11 4RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 97 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    121 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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