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MA in international Journalism

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 24,489

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Do you want to report on news from the most interesting and important parts of the world? Are you committed to a career in journalism but need the professional skills?
  • If so, this one-year journalism postgraduate course provides excellent preparation for working across all platforms.
  • From the moment you start Brunel’s International Journalism degree, you will learn to deliver high-quality video, audio, online and print journalism geared towards global audiences.
  • Course content is designed to equip you with digital, multi-platform journalism skills and advanced understanding of the context of journalism in the fast-changing world of news media.
  • You will study a synthesis of practical and theoretical skills modules contextualising different forms of journalistic practice, within a framework of technological, political and cultural change. This is challenging, employment-orientated study on a leading journalism course at a London university that focusses on international reporting.
  • You will benefit greatly from our academic’s research strengths and excellent links with the journalism, broadcasting and publishing industries, with the option to seek a work placement during your time on the course.
  • Additionally, alumni and industry guest speakers will bring further insight and inspiration about what it means to work within global media. 
  • You will also get plenty of hands-on training and practice in the University’s well-equipped media suite that mimics the recording and broadcast facilities used within the industry.
  • International Journalism MA will appeal to a broad range of candidates with an interest in journalism across all sectors, including print journalism, online journalism, radio journalism, TV journalism and especially in areas of convergence.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification and evidence of commitment to journalism as a career such as student journalism or work experience. Candidates with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
    Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • This strongly vocational programme will allow you to develop your journalistic skills as you learn about the impact of technological change, cultural developments and political issues on different forms of global journalism.
  • Particular attention will be paid to the global versus the local, which will be examined through practical assignments as well as media ownership, the legal context, issues pertaining to journalistic ethics, and the role of journalism in the international political process.
  • When you graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a variety of roles within international and national journalism, or ready to undertake a PhD.
  • This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • JR5616 - News, Features and Reviews
  • JR5617 - Multi-platform Storytelling
  • JR5618 - International Media Ethics
  • JR5622 - Fake News, Images and Websites
  • JR5614 - Dissertation
  • JR5615 - Extended Practical Project

Optional

  • JR5621 - Reporting Social Justice
  • CO5522 - Media Audiences
  • CO5515 - Issues and Controversies in Media and Communications
  • JR5602 - Data Journalism
  • PP5622 - Political Satire and Comedy
  • UK 
  • £9,650 full-time
  • £4,825 part-time 
  • Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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