Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Are you a journalism graduate or industry professional who wants to move your career in a new direction?
If so, this flexible programme will enable you to master the key skills and knowledge required for career development in the contemporary media.
The programme also aims to develop your intellectual skills and creative insights to enable you to become a reflective practitioner with sustainable and flexible career options.
You will learn to analyse critically and challenge theories of contemporary journalism and business practice and to exploit that understanding in the development of new practice and innovation.
You will be able to tailor this course to suit your needs. The programme begins with an introductory module called Journalism Today. You will explore the contemporary media industries and reflect on your own experience and learning. From there, you will go on to plan your MA journey and decide which pathway you wish to take through this postgraduate programme.
Plus 60 credits made up from:
Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 11 July 2018
You may wish to develop your skills in producing multimedia content or you may be looking to innovate and explore.
There are also optional modules you may take in exciting new areas such as data journalism or drone journalism.
There is an option to take an industry placement – you may be looking to move out of your comfort zone and try something new. You also have the option of doing a dissertation or a major project.
This programme has been re-launched for 2018 with the aim of appealing to graduates and industry professionals who are looking to extend their skills and knowledge base for sustainable career development.
Google News Lab University Network provides in-person training, when possible, and online training materials to professors and students on topics ranging from immersive storytelling, data journalism, trends, trust/verification and more. The benefits of this newly formed connection with Google News Lab for UCLan students are huge. It not only provides them with networking opportunities but also the chance to learn from current experts and professionals in the field.
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
Full-time: £6,500 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £3,250 per year for first 2 years (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
Details of the UK Government postgraduate loan scheme for students commencing a Masters Postgraduate programme for the 2017/18 academic year.
Journalism at UCLan has an excellent record for journalism training and employability. We have been teaching journalism in Preston for more than 55 years and we have a worldwide network of top industry professionals who began their careers here.
Our lecturers who teach on journalism practice modules worked as professional journalists before they moved into teaching. Some still combine working in industry with their university role.
The media industry has gone through dramatic change over the last decade. It is likely to change even more over the coming years. This course aims to ensure students have sustainable and viable career options.
This course does not have specific course accreditation because it is likely that students on this programme will have already completed NCTJ exams. Our undergraduate programme BA Journalism is NCTJ-accredited and we are an accredited NCTJ exam centre. We may be able to arrange for students on this programme to complete the NCTJ diploma exams if they wish, subject to timetabling considerations.
Journalism is based in Greenbank Building where we have five newsrooms, a TV studio and four radio studios. The university has invested more than £250,000 on improving these facilities over the last couple of years.
You may also have sessions in our Media Innovation Studio on the top floor of the Media Factory.
Students carry out placements with employers such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, national and regional titles and magazines and in the new creative media industries.
Our students have gone on to work for organisations such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, national and regional news titles, magazines, new digital media industries, corporate communication and many more.