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Department of Journalism

In a world where technology is driving the decentralisation of news, the need for qualified journalists to bear witness, investigate, analyse and verify information has never been greater.

On our Journalism courses you are taught tested skills and principles and the latest multi-channel and digital techniques to prepare you for a career in both traditional and emerging journalist roles.

Our success is measured in our graduates’ success. Last year 96 per cent of our MA graduates found employment within six months, joining a 5,000-strong alumni network worldwide. Our graduates are newspaper editors, broadcast anchors, magazine editors, and an increasing number work in digital roles as data journalists and online community managers.

You learn from top practitioners in their fields, practise your craft in outstanding studios and newsrooms, and have opportunities for internships in a city which is one of the world’s media capitals.

  • The Department of Journalism is ranked 2nd in the UK for universities to prepare for careers in journalism (QS World University Rankings 2014). REF 2014
  • The Department of Journalism is an internationally renowned, research-driven environment for the study and practice of journalism.
  • The department is ranked in the top twenty in the UK, and seventh for research power (a measure based on both research quality and research volume), according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Of research submitted to the REF 2014, 77% of our research was judged to be either ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). This included 100% of our research impact being considered ‘outstanding’ (4*) or ‘very considerable’ (3*) ranking the Department in the top 12 in the UK for impact.  The Department’s emphasis on providing a world-class setting for staff and students to carry out research was reflected in the overall Grade Point Average (GPA) in the ‘environment’ category where 90% was judged to be ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).


City University London
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United Kingdom
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Journalism Degree BACity’s Journalism BA (Hons) degree provides highly relevant education and proficiency in print, broadcast and online journalism and relevant studies in humanities such as politics and the history of journalism.
Media, Communication & Sociology BscThis joint degree focuses on media and communication, which are central to the way our society functions. It examines key media, communication and cultural institutions. It explores the diverse ways in which all forms of media and communication drive the global economy, shape individual identities and define contemporary social life.
International Journalism MAThe International Journalism MA is a one-year professional/practice course in which you will develop skills in journalism and thinking about journalism in a global context. You will learn how to gather and report in various styles and modes for a range of media (print, broadcast, online). You will also explore the contemporary global domain of journalism. The course attracts students from all over the world who will become your future professional network
Financial Journalism MABusiness and economic news continues to dominate the headlines and shape the political agenda. The Financial Journalism MA course is designed to train journalists to the highest professional standards in reporting business, economic and financial news.
Broadcast/ Television Journalism MABroadcast Journalism: offers practical training in radio and television. Newswriting, television and radio journalism are taught through lectures, workshops and broadcast simulation.

Television Journalism: this covers news, documentaries and lifestyle TV journalism. Please apply for this course if your interest is primarily in television journalism of any kind.

Interactive Journalism MAThe exciting, cutting-edge, one-year intensive degree is designed to train digital specialists to work in the fast-paced world of digital journalism. During this course you will train in digital skills including social media and community engagement; data reporting; and multimedia storytelling
Newspaper Journalism MACity’s Newspaper Journalism MA prepares you for a first job in newspaper journalism. The course combines practical training in reporting, interviewing, writing, editing, research, and newspaper and website production with a concern for critical and ethical reflection. All students undertake at least seven weeks of work placements during the course
Science Journalism MAThe MA in Science Journalism at City University London gives you a thorough grounding in the best practices in health, science and environmental journalism, whilst teaching you to be a critical consumer of scientific information.
Erasmus Mundus Masters: Journalism, Media and Globalisation MAThis is a unique two year Masters course, part of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme.

The Mundus Journalism degree explores the practice and performance of journalism and the media in the context of a new environment brought about by globalisation, modernisation, commercialisation and professional developments.

Investigative Journalism MACity’s pioneering Investigative Journalism MA programme provides you with the essential skills for a first job in print or broadcast journalism, together with innovative and in-depth research and investigation techniques.
International Publishing MAThe global publishing industry is changing dramatically – and so are the skills needed by the next generation of publishers. Located in the heart of the commercial centre of this global industry, the City MA in International Publishing bridges the gap between knowledge and practice. The programme provides you with a systematic understanding of the current international publishing industry, and a critical awareness of insights drawn from both scholarly research and professional practice.
Publishing MAThe global publishing industry is changing dramatically – and so are the skills needed by the next generation of publishers. Located in the heart of the commercial centre of this global industry, the City MA in Publishing bridges the gap between knowledge and practice. The MA Publishing is available on a full-time basis (1 year) or a part-time basis (2 years).