Investigative Journalism (MA)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
10 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 10400 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 20810 per year

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About Investigative Journalism at City, University of London

On this course you will learn how to investigate, how to communicate across a range of platforms - digital, audio-visual and text, and how to work ethically and legally. You will quickly progress from learning the basics of writing, whether a text-based news report or for broadcast, to producing radio and TV, and laying out text.

You will learn how to investigate using open and closed sources, and will be taught a variety of skills such as interviewing techniques, how to use access to information laws, and the basics of ethical undercover work. At the end of the year, you will be expected to produce a piece of investigative work of your own, of professional quality.

The course is taught by experienced professionals. Teaching is led by course director Dr Richard Danbury, who spent about a decade at the BBC, and Jenna Corderoy, whose work has been long-listed for the Orwell Prize (and is an alumna of the course). They will be joined by a wide range of investigative reporters and editors.

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 startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 10400 per yearInternational course feesGBP 20810 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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