Journalism

Train to be a reporter with the skills to dig out exclusive stories and work in a busy newsroom. Our Masters in Journalism is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). We are one of only five universities in the UK to offer the NCTJ industry specialist module for broadcast.

Our Masters and PhD courses:

Journalism MA

Journalism MA

Our Journalism MA is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), in partnership with journalism training centre, Brighton Journalist Works. We are one of the highest-ranking universities in the UK to offer a NCTJ-accredited qualification in journalism and one of only five institutions in the UK to offer the NCTJ industry specialist module for broadcast.

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What can I read to prepare? 

Allan S (2005) Journalism: Critical Issues Open University

Randall, D. (2011) The Universal Journalist Pluto Press

International news sites such as CCTV, Al Jazeera, Russia Today and the BBC.

International Journalism MA

Our International Journalism MA has a global focus and offers you the chance to learn how to research and write news and features, and create and adapt news stories across several platforms.

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What can I read to prepare? 

Allan S (2005) Journalism: Critical Issues Open University

Randall, D. (2011) The Universal Journalist Pluto Press

International news sites such as CCTV, Al Jazeera, Russia Today and the BBC.

Journalism and Documentary Practice MA

Our Journalism and Documentary Practice MA gives you the skills to research, write, edit and design pages for print and digital media. You are also given practical training in documentary making.

Find out more about our Journalism and Documentary Practice MA

What can I read to prepare?

Allan, S. (2010) News Culture (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies) 3rd ed. Open University

Wilma de Jong, Jerry Rothwell and Erk Knudsen (2012) Creative Documentary: theory and practice Harlow: Pearson    

Bill Nichols (2006) Introduction to Documentary 2nd edition Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press    

Curran, J. (ed.) (2010) Mass Media and Society. 5th ed. London: Bloomsbury.

Journalism and Media Studies MA

Our Journalism and Media Studies MA gives you the skills to research and write copy for print and digital media, and explore debates around journalism, the media and society.

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What can I read to prepare?

Allan, S. (2010) News Culture (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies) 3rd ed. Open University

You should also read The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Journalism Studies PhD

As a Journalism PhD student at Sussex you: 

  • explore questions about the practices, products and political cultures of journalism, while developing research skills and knowledge that are relevant to a range of careers
  • attend weekly masterclasses and research seminars as well as events organised by national and international journalists
  • can get involved with the University newspaper, radio and television channel and local newspapers, news websites, radio and television stations to develop your practical skills.

 

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See also

Masterclasses 

You will have the opportunity to join masterclasses delivered by industry professionals and to visit local media organisations.

Recent master classes have been delivered by:

  • Nick Davis (Guardian journalist)
  • Roy Greenslade (City University and Guardian journalist)
  • Diane Smyth (British Journal Photographer).
Yasmine's student perspective

'I chose to study Journalism at the University of Sussex because it offered an NCTJ qualification alongside my Masters degree – something which not a lot of universities offer. Having heard superb things about the University and Brighton as a location, I decided to come here to study my Masters.'

Yasmine Djadoudi
Journalism
 MA