Investigative Journalism MA

Investigative Journalism MA

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Application fee: £12
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,100
Domestic tuition: £6,450

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

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. It is anticipated this would apply to mature entrants with acceptable and relevant work experience, for example journalists qualified/experienced in other fields. All candidates must complete a written application that will form the basis for selection at interview. Therefore, we expect a substantial and well-written personal statement, which evidences a strong and persuasive case for your acceptance onto the course.

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.