Masters in Journalism

What is Journalism (MA)

Journalism deals with the production and distribution of reports on recent events. A Masters in Journalism can be a definite asset. “This is a very competitive industry to enter and the more 'job-ready' you can be the better,” says Angela Phillips, who runs the Masters in Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London. She adds, “Publications in the UK increasingly demand a postgraduate qualification of some kind so that they don't have to train new recruits.” “New media need professionals with innovative abilities, creative thinking and a new entrepreneurial mindset. Those interested in getting into journalism need to develop new skills (without neglecting traditional principles) in order to face the radical changes in the industry.”

Requirements to Study Journalism (MA)

Even though many universities have waived off the submission of GRE scores, submitting them will give you a better chance. Apart from that, TOEFL or IELTS is compulsory for acquiring visa and as proof of proficiency in English.

Core Subjects in Journalism (MA)

Students get to learn the basic theory behind journalism and the necessary skills required in the real world. Subjects include:

  • English
  • Writing for the Electronic Media
  • Grammar and Style for Journalists
  • Media, Democracy, and Development
  • Basic News Reporting and Writing
  • Mass Media Communication in Society
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Media Technology
  • Journalism Ethics and the Law
  • Multimedia Design

Specialisations in Journalism (MA)

Various specializations include:

  • Global Journalism
  • Digital and Interactive-Media Journalism
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Photojournalism
  • Journalism Design and Graphics
  • Science and Environmental Journalism
  • Political Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • News Reporting and Writing
  • Enterprise Journalism
  • Sports Journalism

Cost of Studying Journalism (MA)

Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for masters in journalism in the US are $28,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. Tuition fees are around C$22000 in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$26000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.

Job Prospects after Masters in Journalism

United States$24,005 - $68,849$38,462
United Kingdom£17,879 - £45,302£30,238
New ZealandNANA
CanadaC$21,433 - C$65,217C$40,500
AustraliaAU$40,200 - AU$90,300AU$50,000

2019 Top Universities for Masters in Journalism

University of Texas at Austin
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Pennsylvania
Columbia University
Stanford University
University of Southern California
University of Amsterdam
London School of Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Harvard University

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