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.”
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.
Students get to learn the basic theory behind journalism and the necessary skills required in the real world. Subjects include:
Various specializations include:
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.
|COUNTRY||AVERAGE SALARY||MEDIAN SALARY|
|United States||$24,005 - $68,849||$38,462|
|United Kingdom||£17,879 - £45,302||£30,238|
|Canada||C$21,433 - C$65,217||C$40,500|
|Australia||AU$40,200 - AU$90,300||AU$50,000|