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Journalism remains a crucial part of democratic public life. This innovative MA has a global focus and offers you the opportunity to learn how to research and write news and features, creating and adapting news stories across platforms.

This intensive degree combines traditional academic study with professional training. Theory and analysis are taught by academics, while practical journalism elements are taught by experienced industry professionals.

This advanced degree allows you to:
-Understand and debate the broader issues driving news organisations across the world
-Engage with journalism’s forms, practices and institutions at national and international levels
-Be knowledgeable about the functions of journalism in a contemporary environment
-Produce copy for a range of platforms
-Critically evaluate and analyse a range of journalistic outputs and their characteristics

How will I study?
You’ll learn through core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. In the summer, you develop a research project that can take the form of a conventional dissertation or a project.

Assessments include:
-Essays
-Oral and poster presentations
-Learning diaries
-Multimedia submissions
-A portfolio of practical journalism

The MA culminates in a substantial research-led project or a 15,000-word dissertation.

Scholarships
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course.
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017

Faculty
You will be taught and supervised by faculty from the Department of Media and Film. Elements of our degrees are taught by experienced journalists at Brighton Journalist Works.

Careers
Our graduates possess knowledge and transferable skills relevant to employment in a wide range of areas including, among others:
-The media industries
-Public relations
-Journalism
-Teaching
-Public services

Visit the International Journalism - MA page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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