Investigative Journalism MA

City University London
Course summary
2 years
9,000 GBP
Full time

Course description

Investigative Journalism MA

Investigative Journalism MA - a City University degree programme

MA in Investigative Journalism equips students with innovative and in-depth research and investigation techniques. You will make effective use of public records and databases for understanding the same.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • You should have an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. Consideration will also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in journalism.
  • You must be able to demonstrate commitment to journalism through relevant work experience, including regional newspapers, magazines, online, broadcast or student journalism. You don't need a set number of weeks of work experience, but we advise you to get as much as possible, both before and after submitting your application.

If your first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (with 7.0 in the writing component).
You might like to consider applying for the International Journalism MA instead, which is designed specifically for students from outside the UK.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers an MA in Investigative journalism. This course aims to prepare you for a first job in any form of journalism, including newspapers, magazines, online and the broadcast media. Course graduates will be especially valued in jobs which require rigorous, in-depth and advanced research and investigative skills.

Graduates of this MA are now working at organisations including:

  • Bloomberg TV
  • Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • CNN
  • Health Service Journal
  • ITN
  • Mobile News
  • October Films
  • Property Week
  • The Art Newspaper
  • The Spectator
  • The Telegraph

Training Course Content

This pioneering new course, launched in 2008, provides you with the essential skills for a first job in print or broadcast journalism, together with innovative and in-depth research and investigation techniques.

The course:

  • teaches advanced research skills including computer-assisted reporting, the effective use of public records and databases, the Freedom of Information Act, and other complex information
  • provides case studies of high-profile investigations and the skills to investigate issues of public concern, miscarriages of justice, and companies, organisations and individuals within an ethical framework
  • offers you the opportunity to complete a real-life investigation aimed for publication or broadcast



  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £18,000

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City University London

City University London

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