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Best Colleges in the UK for Master's in Journalism

August 2022

The Masters in Journalism program in the United Kingdom is one of the best in the world. UK universities typically offer it as an MA (Master of Arts) or MS/MSc (Master of Science). A master's degree in journalism helps prepare students to gather relevant information from various sources, follow up on leads, and write or submit reports on time. Students learn how to create sources and gain skills that will help them work in print, digital, and, increasingly, online media. Students learn the art of storytelling, strategic communication, and techniques for writing various news stories. In this article, we will discuss the best Master in Journalism programs in the United Kingdom.

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According to the QS World Subject Rankings, journalism colleges in the United Kingdom rank first. With media behemoths such as the BBC, ITV plc, CNN, The Daily Mail, and Press Gazette at its disposal, the UK is always in need of skilled journalists. The UK's two-year stay policy is an added benefit for those looking to study abroad and pursue a career in this field. Universities rarely offer a basic journalism program; instead, they may offer a journalism degree with a specialization. Some colleges in the United Kingdom offer journalism degrees with specializations such as business reporting, data journalism, and environmental journalism, among others. This is also advantageous for students because they gain knowledge and insights into a specific subject that they will pursue in their professional journey. MA Journalism teaches you about the inner workings of media organizations. You will discover how the media is linked to various global challenges. You will not only be responsible for informing others about relevant topics such as globalization, political developments, war or conflict, poverty, and environmental issues, but you will also be responsible for shaping public opinion. According to research, more than three-quarters of journalism students find work within six months of graduation. According to prospects UK, nearly one-fifth of graduates work as journalists, newspaper and periodical editors, with an average starting salary of 16,000 GBP per year. Arts, design, and media employ the greatest number of graduates from journalism universities in the UK. Only a small percentage of journalism graduates go on to further their education. Companies expect a noteworthy training course approved by the National Council for Journalist Training (NCTJ).

The United Kingdom is home to a number of the best universities for journalism studies, with degrees available in a variety of fields. If you are an international student planning to study in the United Kingdom, please review the following list of top journalism universities:


 Universities  Name of the courses  Duration of course 
 University of Leeds  MA(International Journalism/ International Communication/ Political Communication)  Full time -1 year / Part time -2   years
 The University of Sheffield  MA(Journalism/ Magazine Journalism)  1 year
 Cardiff University  MA/MSc(Broadcast Journalism/ Magazine Journalism/ Computational and Data   Journalism)  1 year
 University of Leicester  MA(Digital Media and Society)  1 year
 City, University of London  MA( Television Journalism/ Financial Journalism/ Newspaper Journalism/ Investigative   Journalism)  10-12 months


Eligibility criteria for seeking admission to the UK universities

Credential: A first-class or strong upper-second-class degree in journalism or a related field with a 55 percent overall average or CGPA of 6.0 out of 10.0. Some UK universities also require proof of journalism (or equivalent) experience.

Language ability: IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each subskill), TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 20 in each subskill), PTE 70 (with no less than 54 in all communicative skills)

Documents required for admission to UK universities

  1. A current passport or valid travel document
  2. Evidence of financial ability
  3. CAS registration, reference number, and documents used to obtain CAS
  4. Passport-sized colored photographs
  5. Assessment documentation
  6. ATAS clearance certificate

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