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Master in International Journalism (MA) - Brunel University
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Master in International Journalism (MA) - Brunel University

Brunel University London
On campus
 3749 Points
1 Year
Apply date
Jul 2024
Start date
Sep 2024

International Scholarships for September 2024 (Brunel)

Brunel University London offers scholarships for this postgraduate program. Apply through Brive until 31st July.

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Program Description

Do you want to report on news from the most interesting and important parts of the world and you are committed to a career in journalism but need professional skills? If so, this master in International Journalism (MA) provides excellent preparation for working across all platforms.

From the moment you start the master in International Journalism (MA), you will learn to deliver high-quality video, audio, online, and print journalism geared toward global audiences.

The master in International Journalism (MA) content is designed to equip you with digital, multi-platform journalism skills and an advanced understanding of the context of journalism in the fast-changing world of news media.

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Course Content

This strongly vocational master in International Journalism (MA) will allow you to develop your journalistic skills as you learn about the impact of technological change, cultural developments and political issues on different forms of global journalism.

Particular attention will be paid to the global versus the local, which will be examined through practical assignments as well as media ownership, the legal context, issues pertaining to journalistic ethics, and the role of journalism in the international political process.

When you graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a variety of roles within international and national journalism, or ready to undertake a PhD.


Teaching and Learning

The master in International Journalism (MA) will be delivered by a combination of academics based at Brunel (who also have considerable journalistic experience) and visiting journalists and legal experts working in key positions within the media industries.

Students join the course from all over the world and the department’s small, intimate class sizes mean Brunel academics are able to provide you with plenty of support that’s individually tailored towards your skills towards your career goals.



News, Features and Reviews

In this module you will develop knowledge and skills to enable you to report in a range of challenging news and features for a variety of outlets. You will study news writing, structures and language as well as the techniques of news interviewing, researching and data gathering for news, features and reviews.

You will gain valuable insight into reporting crime and emergency services as well as technical skills in the consideration of image, text and design relationships in print and online. You will also learn curating and verifying online news content and the evaluation of news values and methods from other countries.

Multi-platform Storytelling

Through this module you will develop advanced skills in researching, design and layout, video, photography, audio and scriptwriting for multimedia storytelling. By the end of the module you will be able to construct visual stories in a range of different contexts and audiences through the use of photographs, audio podcasts, video clips, magazine design and page layout, and webcasting.

International Media Ethics

Through this module you will gain advanced knowledge and critical understanding of how media, journalism and political communication ethics are viewed in diverse contexts around the world. You will cultivate the ability to critically appraise how a context shapes ethical sensitivities and debates about a range of issues, for instance debates about trolling, the circulation of graphic images, and the implications of data mining and behavioural microtargeting.

Fake News, Images and Websites

In this module you will critically engage with historical and contemporary debates about political hoaxes, fake news, images, videos and websites. The academic literature is interdisciplinary, and you will examine how different approaches draw attention to different understandings of how fake content is produced, circulated and received in diverse national and international contexts.


To complete your course, you will have the choice between a Dissertation or a Extended Practical Project. The main aims of the dissertation module is to enable you to undertake a substantial independent investigation of a topic, issue or set of practices in the form of a traditional dissertation.

It will help you to understand research ethics and develop the ability to carry out research, gather and analyse appropriate information, communicate their ideas and critically evaluate the success of your project.

Extended Practical Project

To complete your course, you will have the choice of a Dissertation or an Extended Practical Project. The Extended Practical Project module will offer you the opportunity to undertake a substantial independent investigation of a topic, issue or design project agreed with your module leader or assigned supervisor.

By the end of the module, you should be able to show ethical awareness and produce a substantial project combining practical and scholarly work that is supported by journalistic and empirical evidence and presents a high level of independent learning.

Jobs - Careers

  • Reporter for International News Agencies
  • War and Foreign Correspondent
  • Online Journalist
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Content Producer for Mobile Platforms
  • Communication Officer in Non-government and Private Sector Organizations

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