Our MA was developed with the Press Association and it has Broadcast Journalism Training Council accreditation. It combines postgraduate study with vocational training in a real-world commercial publishing environment. The course is suitable for graduates and experienced journalists. It has an international context suitable for students from across the globe.
Teaching is shared between Newcastle University and the Press Association, giving you the chance to be taught by professionals who train journalists on world-famous British newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror, plus many other international, national and regional media organisations.
The course is suitable for graduates and experienced journalists. It has an international context suitable for students from across the globe.
Our course is fully accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). The BJTC works in partnership with all the main organisations involved in broadcast and multimedia journalism in the UK: the BBC; ITV; ITN; Associated Press; Sky News; Channel 4 News; the National Union of Journalists; Creative Skillset; Reuters; The Radio Centre.
The way we teach and deliver this course is continually informed by best practice across the industry. Every three years we are inspected by an accreditation team of high-level professional journalists and tutors to check that our course continues to meet the appropriate standards. We have won the BJTC Award for Excellence and the most recent accreditation report concluded that our course is "a highly successful programme …. It is hard to find a fault, therefore we do not".
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience in: the media; broadcast journalism; print journalism. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in all sub-skills).
Recipient: Newcastle University
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