Journalism

With 97% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating from the Media and Film department*, preparing you for your future career is a fundamental part of a Journalism degree at Sussex.

How can we help you fast track your career?

At Sussex, we prepare you for your future career by helping you:

  • develop key skills so you can go on to a range of careers - our students have gone into journalism, PR and television 
  • boost your employment prospects by working with potential employers - our industry links mean you get the chance to gain real-world experience in the newsroom
  • put together a portfolio of published articles from work experience placements, which will help you impress potential employers.

Career destinations of our Journalism graduates*

  • journalist at Birtingur Publishing House
  • freelance journalist 
  • assistant editor 
  • political journalist for Today's Zaman
  • media and communications officer for the Enterprise Foundation and Community Resilience UK 
  • media officer at Heritage Lottery Fund
  • television producer at Ho Chi Minh City Television 
  • video assistant at VP Records 
  • content brands assistant, London Business Conferences Group
  • marketing and operations manager at Constant Casting.
Kseniya's student perspective 

'The MA in Journalism and Media studies has been a great experience which has allowed me to combine my two passions in one degree: media theory and journalism practice. Brighton Journalist Works has provided us with the practical skills needed for a career in journalism. Studying journalism in the premises of The Argus, a Brighton based newspaper, was great fun and gave us a chance to meet many journalists and editors, who were all very friendly and ready to share their experiences and skills.'

Kseniya Malykh
Journalism and Media Studies MA

What are some of our students doing now?

Shweta Kothari

MA Global News Industries student Shweta Kothari is a blogger for the Huffington post.

Jessica Gutch

MA Journalism and Documentary Practice student Jessica Gutch has been doing an internship with One World Media.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015