International Multimedia Journalism MA

12 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £7,250
International: full time £13,825

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This innovative programme in multimedia journalism, accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, developed by Newcastle University and the Press Association, combines university study with vocational training in a real-world commercial publishing environment. Teaching is shared between the University and the Press Association, giving you the chance to be taught by professionals who train journalists for regional, national and international media organisations.

In 2011 the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) declared the MA in International  Multimedia Journalism “the best performing commercial fast track course of 2010-2011”. The programme also received a further award in 2011 from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council for ‘excellence in teaching and innovation’.

The programme is suitable for graduates and experienced journalists. Graduates have the opportunity to develop their practical skills in journalism and public relations (PR) and to undertake analyses of the social, economic and cultural contexts of the media. Trained journalists can use the programme to develop a sophisticated analysis of the role of the media in today’s global society and to acquire cutting-edge practical skills in a range of media technologies.


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience in the media, broadcast or print journalism.

Applicants whose first language is not English should have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based with a minimum of: 20 in listening; 21 in reading and writing; and 23 in speaking), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students- The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

The closing date for September 2015 applications is 1 June 2015.

Please note: This masters programme has a non-refundable £25 application fee which will need to be paid before your application is processed. To pay your application fee and to make a formal application please visit our Webstore payment page where further instruction is provided.

In order to secure a place on this course, we require a non-refundable deposit of £1,500 which must be paid by 1 June after you have received and accepted an offer from the University. This will be offset against the tuition fees at registration.

+Further Information

For further programme information please contact:
Postgraduate Secretary
School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5155

For further admission information please contact:
Postgraduate Admissions

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Media, Journalism and Public Relations.