Investigative Journalism MA

Investigative Journalism MA

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £15,100
Domestic tuition: £8,170

Program overview

The content of this course is endorsed by and has been developed with Channel 4, and the MA draws on the contributions of professional journalists who currently work in the industry. They have strong track records in a variety of genres and programmes. The connection with the Channel also helps the course tutors identify potential work experience placements, and professional mentors for students.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus




Candidates should normally: Have the equivalent of a British honours degree (2:1 minimum)

An excellent standard of English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for international applicants).

Be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism through involvement in student media, online blogging or broadcast

Be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and awareness of current affairs, and also a minimum of one week’s work experience in a professional newsroom.

Exceptionally, applications may be accepted from non-graduates.

All candidates must complete a written application that will form the basis for selection at interview. 

- All students are required to make a pre-payment of £4,000 towards their course fee when accepting an unconditional offer from DMU.

Prepare the following documents:

  • A copy of the student`s qualifications
  • A copy of the student`s English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why the student wants to study chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support application
  • A copy of the student`s passport
  • Two references for postgraduate study

Career opportunities

This is a specialist course designed specifically to equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in investigative television journalism, so it is expected that graduates will enter that field to forge successful careers for themselves making the most of the skills and connections they have made whilst studying on the course.

Campus location

Leicester , United Kingdom