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The award
MA

How long you will study
16 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 7200

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 12300

All study options

About Journalism at Staffordshire University

Three-day national newsroom visit (Industry links)

Bursaries available through The Journalism Diversity Fund

Postgraduate loans now available

This course is designed for those who want to fast-track into a career in Journalism. This is a highly vocational award and has full accreditation from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
Staffordshire University enjoys strong links with the journalism industry and our teaching staff have many years experience of working in newspapers, online journalism, radio and television.

You will benefit from working with a team of top journalists and academics and learn how to self operate as a multi-media journalist. Our focus is on combining theory and practice within a lively and engaging atmosphere that replicates the real world of journalism. The emphasis is on independent study, developing a portfolio and pursuing career prospects. The award follows a programme of continuous assessment and requires students to undertake a fully assessed work placement.

Students are able to sit the NCTJ qualifications in Reporting, Law, Public Affairs, Video Journalism, Production, Portfolio and Shorthand while on course.
The latest industry-standard equipment is used and stories relating to events in the local community, national politics, international affairs, sports news and celebrity gossip are all covered.

Course content

  • Production Journalism

  • Convergent Newsdays

  • An Introduction to Broadcast Journalism

  • Government, Politics and Journalism

  • Journalism Studies

  • Writing for News

  • Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

  • Work Placement

  • Research Project

Graduate destinations

Graduates are working in a range of organisations including:

Wall Street Journal newspaper

Bloomberg TV

South Wales Argus newspaper

Burton Mail newspaper

North Wales Media Group, newspaper

Fenice Media in Birmingham

Dorset Evening Echo newspaper

Capacity Magazine, London

Ethical Hedonist Magazine, London

Cheltenham Racecourse, Press Office

The Sentinel newspaper

Copify, freelance copywriter

PR, Heart of England NHS

Great British Food Magazine (Deputy Editor)

Press officer, Staffordshire University

First Capital Connect (Media Relations Executive)

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 study16 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7200International course feesGBP 12300

Entry requirements

We usually require a 2:1 minimum at BA level, but may be willing to interview those with a 2:2.

Mature students can be considered based on experience.

Overseas students need the equivalent of a 2:1 in the UK and a score of 7.5 in an IELTS test.

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