Investigative Journalism (MA)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
10 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 10200 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 20400 per year

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About Investigative Journalism at City, University of London

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for students with any good degree who want to specialise in the area of investigative journalism. You will have a keen interest in digging deeper into topics beyond the daily headlines and a hunger to expose injustices and abuses of power using an evidence-based methodology.


On this course you will complete an investigation and learn practical multi-media skills including television as well as print. It moves swiftly from basic journalism to fully-fledged investigative journalism provided by leading investigative journalists. Prof Heather Brooke, who exposed the MPs’ expenses scandal, Pulitizer-Prize winning reporter (and former course alum) James Ball, and investigative reporter Ian Cobain, who has worked at The Times and The Guardian. In addition, a wide variety of investigative reporters and editors contribute to lessons and projects throughout the year.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study10 months
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 10200 per yearInternational course feesGBP 20400 per year

Entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you must get a minimum overall score of 7.0 in the IELTS English language test, including at least 7.0 in the writing component of the test and no lower than 6.5 in any other component. Students from outside the UK might wish to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is specifically designed for a global cohort.

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