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4082F - International Multimedia Journalism MA

International Multimedia Journalism MA

Start in: September 2021

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.


Our International Multimedia and Journalism MA is suitable 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 of knowledge and professional practice which reflect the way journalists work today. However, journalism’s role in society, how we do journalism, and careers in journalism is constantly transforming. This master's in journalism is a ‘laboratory of inquiry’. It will prepare you to negotiate these changes through your career in journalism or the wider fields of professional communication.


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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


This course prepares you for a career in journalism or in the wider fields of professional communication.

Careers support

You'll be offered the opportunity to work with professional journalists to put together a CV and a portfolio of work, to act as a ‘calling card’ for industry.

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Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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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 2021 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

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021

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  • discover what students think about studying at Newcastle

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Hannah McMahon
School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 2493


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