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Our MA Journalism will equip you with professional skills in journalism. You'll cover topics from news and non-fiction to brands and content.
You will develop skills in digital and multi-platform journalism. And you'll study the changing models of journalism including:
- branded content
- not-for-profit journalism
- big data scraping
- social media crowdsourcing.
You'll have regular networking opportunities and visits to newsrooms, media and journalism summits. So you’ll benefit from a degree that responds to the industry.
Journalism is one of a group of courses run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing (OICP), which has a high international standing. OICP is supported by two advisory boards made up of high profile figures from across the journalism and publishing industries.
Our location in the beautiful city of Oxford is home to many media professionals. And there are more published writers per square mile here than anywhere else in the world.
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The full-time fees quoted are for the taught Year 1. Fees will be charged for the placement year in Year 2 and are available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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|Field trips to London and other local venues.||£30|
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
Applicants who hold an offer for this course can apply for the NCTJ Journalism Diversity Fund. Applications for the academic year 2023/24 are currently open and the deadline to apply is Wednesday 3 May 2023 at 5pm. To find out more about the bursary and eligibility, visit the NCTJ Journalism Diversity Fund website.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
The programme draws on a variety of industry-facing learning and teaching methods to support your learning and deliver the range of knowledge and skills required for your academic progression and future career.
The programme offers an academically rigorous and professionally relevant education. Emphasis is placed on writing and commercially relevant journalism throughout the course. You will graduate with a portfolio of content, featuring a variety of media formats, relevant to roles across the industry.
This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and you'll have the opportunity to take the NCTJ exams at the end of the academic year.
Your study is grounded in up-to-date knowledge of the media, taught by experienced professionals, researchers, and scholars in their fields.
The curriculum develops from a foundation of theory and skills, from multimedia to media law, and towards a focus on strands of journalism and authorship.
The programme offers a local, national and international context for your studies, alongside an understanding of the cultural importance of the media.
After you graduate
Our graduates from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing have established an enviable reputation in the creative industries and they are extremely successful in obtaining good jobs fast. Evidence from our alumni suggests that our graduates have agile careers and are able to enter the industry at a higher level than would otherwise have been possible. The Centre has its own vacancy list of jobs in journalism, publishing and the creative industries and runs an annual Working in Publishing Day, attended by many employers.
The Centre is supported by two advisory boards in journalism and publishing who support, advise and help us shape our degrees. The Journalism Advisory Board is made up of professionals from broadcasting to multinational technology companies, consumer magazines to local and national newspapers.
You will be taught by staff who have a variety of research interests and extensive indusry expertise in the media.
Within the Oxford International Centre for Publishing we have given a supportive home to many successful PhD candidates. Topics range from the historical to the contemporary, magazines to book publishing, authorship to design and a great variety in between.
Within the School of Arts there is an opportunity to shape a research degree that is cross interdisciplinary and connects journalism with broader media and cultural scholarship.
The School of Arts offers research degrees in Fine Art, Film Studies, Historical and Popular Musicology, Sound Arts and Composition, and Publishing. The School has a dynamic research environment for postgraduate researchers following practice-based, archival, cultural, historical and theoretical research practices. We offer four research degree routes:
- MPhil transferring to PhD;
- PhD direct (only for students who have recently completed a master’s or MPhil degree in an area closely related to the proposed research topic);
- PhD by published work (only for students who have prior association with Oxford Brookes University).
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