Course Type: Higher Education Postgraduate
Centre: University of Sunderland
Region: North East England
Duration: One year full-time; two years part-time
Journalism is an intensive course that trains you to think, write and research like a journalist. It covers media ethics and law, reporting and public affairs, shorthand, sub-editing and production. You will develop your own specialist areas of interest such as crime, health or political journalism. In the final stage of the course you can produce your own newspaper or series of in-depth articles, with support from our professional journalists.
An important benefit of a Masters at Sunderland is the relevance of our research expertise, which includes sports and magazine journalism as well as web writing and social media. Sunderland hosts the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS) and our Media Department has been recognised for producing some world-leading and internationally excellent research.
Previous study of journalism is not a requirement for this course. If necessary, we may ask you to undertake a short course that covers essential skills and knowledge, before you join the main Masters course.