MA News Journalism

Course Subject: News Journalism (Multiplatform)
Course Type: Higher Education Postgraduate
Centre: Nottingham Trent University
Region: East Midlands
Duration: September - August

About the course:

Our long-running MA News Journalism course has been propelling people into this exciting industry for nearly two decades.

Our graduates go on to work for leading news publishers, covering the biggest stories of the day.

As a flagship NCTJ centre we have the experience, knowledge and skills to transform you from novice to a multiskilled, multi-platform, social media savvy and highly employable 21st Century journalist.

You will benefit from our top-class facilities which include one of the biggest student newsrooms in the UK, fully-stocked kit store and industry-standard video and audio production studios.

You will be taught by award-winning journalists and journalism educators with visits from a procession of inspiring guest speakers.

And our agreement with NottinghamshireLive and the Nottingham Post gives students the opportunity to learn journalism skills on the job. Our students gain invaluable first-hand experience working in industry and it gives the Post an opportunity to spot the best talent.

We like to say our MA News course is as close to the real thing as you can get.

Not only that, you will be studying at a three-time university of the year winner in a vibrant and student-friendly city.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Shorthand
  • Videojournalism for online
  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Media law court reporting
  • Data journalism

Alumni testimonial:

“I would definitely recommend this course and university to someone wanting to study journalism. We have had industry experts come here and say themselves how NTU is a national leader for studying journalism. It’s with good reason, because of the high-levels of teaching and because of the extensive preparation we undergo before entering the industry ourselves when we graduate.

“The staff are really outstanding. They all have extensive experience in their respective fields and I find them approachable no matter what I feel like asking them. They’ve given me great guidance on aspects of my professional career, such as help writing CVs, and I like how helpful the technicians are also. That’s a really important element on my course because all the tech we have to use can be quite tricky to handle.”

“The facilities available to me are outstanding, as we use industry leading video editing software, online news writing programmes, and equipment such as cameras and microphones. Our newsroom is bigger than a lot of professional newsrooms I have been in! Not only does this give an authentic feel to our role as journalists, but also, we are able to go out and produce our own work in our time because of how flexible to staff are with how we can use the facilities here.”

- Gurjeet Nanrah, community reporter, NottinghamshireLive

Job destinations of recent graduates include:

  • British Red Cross
  • EssexLive
  • Newark Advertiser
  • NottinghamshireLive
  • The Athletic

Find out more

For admissions enquiries, please contact Jonny Greatrex on [email protected].