What will I learn?

About this course

The MA programme is aimed specifically at teaching the theory and practice of UK style journalism to international students. Using state-of-the-art facilities, this vocational course helps you develop your knowledge and practical skills for reporting national and international news.

  • The world is changing rapidly with exciting developments as well as significant challenges. There has never been a greater need for well-educated and well trained journalists to report global news
  • The MA International News Journalism programme is designed especially for international students to learn how journalism is practised in the UK within a wider international context
  • Students can apply the knowledge and skills they have learned from the course to the work in their own countries or internationally
  • The course allows you to develop your English language skills alongside your academic and journalistic skills
  • The Journalism Department has long experience of running journalism programmes for international students from various parts of the globe
  • You will receive practical training in multi-media journalism skills, especially broadcast and online journalism
  • You will practise your professional skills in the industry-standard newsrooms, TV studios and radio booths in the £38 million Redmonds Building in Liverpool City Centre
  • The course helps you understand international relations and global issues that are regularly reported in the news
  • You are taught by staff with many years of journalism experience from a wide range of national and international news organisations
  • Staff have close links with the BBC, Granada TV, Sky News, Sky Sports, Channel 5 News and many other media companies
  • Opportunities for internships with various media and news organisations
  • You will also develop your research skills that can be useful for your careers and/or further study (e.g. PhD degree)
  • Our graduates have been employed by many media organisations in the UK and around the world, including the United States, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and other countries.

The programme is suitable for students from a variety of subject areas. It will develop your ability to report global news and your skills to work as an international journalist in a digital era. You will receive excellent training in multi-media journalism in a vibrant learning environment.


How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,600.00 (US$ 20,969) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

Student Recruitment and Admissions,

Exchange Station Tithebarn Street,


L2 2QP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a four-year bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA: 2.5/4.0 (equivalent to 2:2) or 3.0/4.0 (equivalent to 2:1). IELTS 6.0 Overall with 5.5 in each component.

For international students

You will need: a minimum 2:2 in a related subject or a minimum of five years' journalistic experience or experience working as a Press Officer/Information Officer etc. IELTS English language requirement: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component). RPL is accepted on this programme. You will not be interviewed. TOEFL IB: 78 Overall with R18, W17, L17, S20.

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


About Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU ranks in the Global Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the world (The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021).

  • Investment of GBP 160 million into cutting-edge facilities
  • Located in ‘the coolest place to live in the UK’
  • Students from over 100 different countries

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