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International Multimedia Journalism MA

Our International Multimedia and Journalism MA is a practice-focused, theory-informed course. Gain skills, strategies and theoretical understanding for careers in journalism and digital communications.

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  • September 2024


Our International Multimedia and Journalism MA is for new graduates and experienced journalists. You don't need a media background to join this course.

This journalism master's provides an international context. It is suitable for students from across the globe.

You'll have the opportunity to learn alongside and collaborate with professional journalists. We work with a range of organisations to support high-quality journalism. Experts and innovators in journalism provide a series of challenging:

  • guest lectures
  • masterclasses
  • workshops

You'll explore advances in journalism. You'll experiment and develop new ways to do journalism.

You can take part in projects to expand your knowledge and skills. Such projects include our Civic Journalism Lab collaboration with the BBC.

The course covers key areas which reflect the way journalists work today. However, journalism’s role in society, its methods, and careers are all constantly changing. This course is a ‘laboratory of inquiry’ that will prepare you to negotiate these changes through your career.

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What you'll learn

Through creative projects, you'll learn how to produce exciting journalism. Your journalism will communicate with and represent people regionally, nationally and globally.

In both digital-first and multiplatform contexts, you'll:

  • produce and examine civic and socially minded journalism that affects real change
  • consider ways to diversify and develop income
  • learn to build digital brands and creative editorial strategies

In Semester 1, you focus on skills and understanding of media contexts. Through a series of creative projects, you learn how to gather, produce and disseminate journalism. You'll use text, visual and audio web-based technologies.

You'll also develop an analytical framework to support strategic decisions. This will ensure your work is legally and ethically sound.

Semester 2 focuses on creativity and individuality. You'll decide on the knowledge, topics and production skills you want to develop further. You consider how to:

  • produce ‘self-branded’ journalistic content
  • effectively analyse and communicate data
  • produce digital features

In Semester 3, you'll complete the International Multimedia Journalism Final Project.


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Professional skills

Whether your passion is hard news, politics, campaigning, the arts, fashion, sport - or you're still deciding – this programme will develop your:

  • professional production skills
  • critical understanding
  • own journalistic voice

You'll learn how to research, newsgather and select the best technologies for the story at hand.

You'll work with senior journalists, who have significant experience in print and online, for titles such as:

  • The Economist
  • The Guardian
  • The Financial Times
  • The Times
  • Wired
  • Buzz-Feed


Your future


We'll equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful multimedia journalist. You will also be exposed to a broad commercial and cultural awareness of the media and creative industries, both from academic staff and media practitioners.

Careers in public relations, journalism, media planning, broadcasting and advertising are the most popular choices for graduates. Our courses focus on the communication of information across a broad range of subjects from the highly practical to the theoretical, so you'll be beneficial to any organisation.

Some destinations for recent graduates in the media industry include:

  • Alliance News
  • Arabian Business
  • BBC
  • CNN
  • DigiTimes Asia
  • ITV Border
  • Northern Echo
  • VICE

As an MA International Multimedia Journalism student at Newcastle University, you'll develop a wide range of transferable skills. These range from presentation and research skills, to team-working and project management, which are highly sought after by employers.  


Further study

This International Multimedia Journalism MA provides a route into PhD level study. 

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


Throughout your master's in journalism, you'll have access to a range of specialist facilities available through Culture Lab. These include:

  • cameras
  • voice recorders
  • audio and video-editing software
  • a computer-editing suite with Adobe CS6
  • mobile studio equipment and editing suites are in development

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Hannah McMahon
Degree Programme Director
School of Arts and Cultures


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