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What will I learn?

From the BBC’s ‘Breaking News’ stories shared on social media to Al Jazeeras podcasts published on their website – Foreign Correspondence professionals are taking advantage of digital technology to reach diversifying audiences.

On this course, through either full-time or part-time study, you’ll learn how to think and act like an international journalist.

You will:

  • Get immersed in the busy, friendly and relaxed urban environment of Greater Manchester – the northern capital of rock, music, top-rated football and a great centre of learning and culture.
  • Study at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus, which is the media hub of the north, home to the BBC and ITV northern headquarters.
  • Be mentored by our well-connected and experienced broadcast and digital journalism practitioners who have worked with the BBC, ITV and other international and national media brands.
  • Learn everything from the foundations and challenges of international journalism practice, specialist areas of international journalism to the technology, software and platforms used by digital journalists.
  • Experience a real-life environment of digital newsrooms, use our state-of-the-art TV and radio studios and explore specialisms such as foreign affairs, health and science reporting, business and finance writing or data journalism.
  • Network with industry through our special events and live brief journalism projects.
  • Once graduated, have a MA diploma, the option to gain a NCTJ accreditation and an industry-grade professional portfolio of work that can be used for PhD or potential employer applications.


Graduates of our digital journalism masters can enter careers in various forms of journalism, including print, broadcast or online. You could work in reporting or management roles, public relations, research, or media analysis, both in this country or abroad. As a journalist, you could work as a UK-based foreign correspondent travelling abroad or full-time in overseas postings.


This course is based at MediaCityUK, with the BBC and ITV studios next door, and our students benefit from the strong relationships that our journalism courses have developed with the regional press as well as local radio and TV stations over the years. Our links with media education establishments abroad and with international organisations and global media outlets keep our graduates in touch with the pulse of the industry and up to date with the latest trends to keep them at the top of employability in the media sector.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,345.00 (US$ 17,093) per year
Students need to pay £15750 for 23/24 entry.

This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023


University of Salford

The Crescent,



M5 4WT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor's/professional bachelor's degree holders (when awarded by a regionally-accredited institution) with a general GPA of 2.75 or above will be considered for postgraduate study. We require an IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants need to have a good honours degree (2:1 or above). We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 7.0, with a written element of 8.0 and no element below 6.0, is proof of this. TOEFL IBT and TOELF IBT (home edition): 79 overall including minimum listening - 17; reading - 18; writing - 17; speaking - 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

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