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MA Health Journalism

Course Description


The Specialist Journalism postgraduate programme draws on staff and university expertise in selected specialist areas – currently Automotive Journalism, Global Journalism and Health Journalism and the University’s established industry links in print, broadcast and web journalism.

Students will study essential journalism theory, law and ethics, and the practical techniques of research, interviewing, writing, page layout design and audio/video techniques. Key features include a specialist magazine and relevant work experience, providing a real world context to the course.

PLEASE NOTE: when making your application please select Specialist Journalism MA and then state clearly your chosen routeway within the personal statement (from the 3 options above).


Select from any of the following routeways and apply via the Apply for this Course button on this page:

Automotive Journalism MA
Global Journalism MA
Health Journalism MA
This course has been developed with your future employability as its focus; by choosing to study at Coventry you will benefit from:

a course that is supported by visiting speakers from media organisations and visiting scholars;
the opportunity to gain relevant print or broadcast work experience;
studying at one of the founding departments in the field in the UK: established over 25 years ago, its staff has included many seminal figures in many aspects of communication, culture and media studies.


You will develop a core of journalistic skills and knowledge which are generic requirements of the profession together with a specific field of expertise. Teaching takes the form of a mixture of lectures, seminars, discussions and workshops. You will be expected to read widely, contribute actively to discussions, and devise your own study topics in negotiation with tutors.

Visit the MA Health Journalism page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Entry requires a good undergraduate degree in journalism or in a cognate discipline in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Equivalent qualifications from overseas and professional qualifications are also acceptable and, in specific cases, may even be credited towards postgraduate qualification.Applicants with professional/industrial experience and/or training, but not meeting the normal entry requirements will be considered on their merits.

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