MA PG Dip Magazine Journalism

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    MA/PGDip 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Embark on an immersive journey with the MA Magazine Journalism – where creativity meets professionalism.

This vocational program seamlessly blends hands-on training in multimedia journalism with a robust academic foundation. Unleash your potential as you master the art of crafting compelling interviews, features, news, and visual stories across digital, social, and print landscapes.

Venture into the business side of magazine publishing, cultivating entrepreneurial prowess to launch unique products or freelance for diverse titles. Critically engage with media ethics and law, understanding the media’s societal impact.

Led by industry experts, our workshops, newsdays, and masterclasses ensure you’re ready for diverse roles including writers and content creators, editors, social media specialists and publishing managers.

Entry Requirements

  • You will need a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 and substantial experience will be considered.

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Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

Previous students on the MA/PGDip Magazine Journalism course have gone on to work in a range of roles as magazine writers in digital and print, production journalists, social media editors, sub-editors, and in PR, digital marketing and promotions.

Recent graduates include:

  • Alyss Bowen, social media editor, online magazine The Debrief
  • Jodie Heginbotham, account manager, The Tonic Communications
  • Georgie Kiely, writer,
  • Davina Merchant, writer, MashableUK
  • Charlotte McIntyre, sub-editor, Slimming World magazine
  • Hannah Rought, senior marketing executive, TimeInc
  • Dave Straw, marketing and comms manager, The London Stadium
  • Stewart Thorpe, reporter, Rail Media.

Module Details

Core modules

  • Magazine Practice (40 credit points)
  • Magazine Business and Innovation (20 credit points)
  • Social Media and Audience Analytics (20 credit points)
  • Media Law and Ethics (20 credit points)
  • Magazine Project (60 credit points)

Optional modules

Choose one

  • Podcasting for Magazines (20 credit points)
  • Public Affairs for Journalists (20 credit points)
  • History of Sport (20 credit points)
  • Exploring Promotional Cultures (20 credit points)

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