International Journalism

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.1 k Foreign:$ 18.3 k  
251–300 place StudyQA ranking:2901 Duration:1 year

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The MA in International Journalism provides a dynamic and robust approach to teaching contemporary journalism through the lens of globalisation and digitalisation. Our interdisciplinary and cross-cultural methods draw on expertise in media and communication studies.

You will refine your knowledge and understanding of journalism in 21st century society through practical skills and journalistic production techniques, exploring specific practice from theoretical and analytical perspectives.  Graduates of this course go on to successful and rewarding careers in journalism, media, communication and PR, broadcasting and publishing.

Why International Journalism?

  • Swansea University has an established profile for teaching journalism. 
  • Based on our energising Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay, we have the expertise and full range of modern facilities to ensure your learning is as up to the minute as possible.
  • Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study. 
  • Postgraduate training is available to enhance academic and professional development, as well as seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

You will study a set number of 20-credit modules before taking a 60-credit dissertation project or an individual journalism project in the second part of the course. Modules cover subjects such as comparative journalism, global media and the digital revolution.

Compulsory modules

  • Global Media   
  • Comparative Journalism
  • MA Project and Dissertation Preparation           
  • Digital Journalism Portfolio

Optional modules 

  • The Digital Revolution  
  • The Digital Edge: Contemporary Issues and Trends        
  • The Business and Politics of Digital Media          
  • Risk Reporting 
  • Terrorism, Conflict and The Media        
  • Professional and Promotional Writing  
  • PR, Branding and Promotion

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5

The course structure is split across the year allowing three modules in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer. The dissertation component allows students to either write a 20,000 word dissertation or a journalism/media project of their own (with 10,000 word report) which draws upon issues and themes developed throughout the year.


Employment opportunities

Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

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