Postgraduate Research Course

MSc (by Dissertation) Journalism

MSc (by Dissertation) Journalism

Overview

The details
Journalism
October 2021
Full-time
2 years
Colchester Campus

Our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies offers supervision for MSc (by Dissertation) Journalism from our expert academics, covering a range of research interests, including: journalism, public communication and policy in the Middle East and North Africa; media, democracy and democratisation, propaganda, influence and censorship, war reporting, counter-terrorism, the interplay between news media, social media and politics, parliamentary reporting in developing countries and in established democracies.

As well-known and established journalists and scholars, our staff have published in reputable peer reviewed journals and flagship policy platforms as well as in renowned mainstream media organisations.

Why we're great.
  • Benefit from our commitment to interdisciplinary research, connecting our research strengths in journalism to fields such as creative writing, politics, and human rights.
  • Our Media Centre is home to state-of-the-art studios, including a purpose-built Newsroom, TV and radio studios.
  • Our regular staff-graduate seminar provides a forum at which our students may give papers about their work in progress.
THE Awards 2018 - Winner University of the Year

Our expert staff

Our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies offers supervision for MPhil Journalism from our expert academics, covering a range of research interests, including: journalism, public communication and policy in the Middle East and North Africa; media, democracy and democratisation, propaganda, influence and censorship, war reporting, counter-terrorism, the interplay between news media, social media and politics, parliamentary reporting in developing countries and in established democracies.

As well-known and established journalists and scholars, our staff have published in reputable peer reviewed journals and flagship policy platforms as well as in renowned mainstream media organisations.

Your future

Our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies offers supervision for MPhil Journalism from our expert academics, covering a range of research interests, including: journalism, public communication and policy in the Middle East and North Africa; media, democracy and democratisation, propaganda, influence and censorship, war reporting, counter-terrorism, the interplay between news media, social media and politics, parliamentary reporting in developing countries and in established democracies.

As well-known and established journalists and scholars, our staff have published in reputable peer reviewed journals and flagship policy platforms as well as in renowned mainstream media organisations.

Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

You will need a good Masters degree or equivalent, in a related subject. Some applicants may be accepted on the basis of an outstanding Bachelors degree. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.

You may be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

International & EU entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

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English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 (6.5 in writing, with a minimum of 5.5 remaining components)

Structure

Example structure

Our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies offers supervision for MPhil Journalism from our expert academics, covering a range of research interests, including: journalism, public communication and policy in the Middle East and North Africa; media, democracy and democratisation, propaganda, influence and censorship, war reporting, counter-terrorism, the interplay between news media, social media and politics, parliamentary reporting in developing countries and in established democracies.

As well-known and established journalists and scholars, our staff have published in reputable peer reviewed journals and flagship policy platforms as well as in renowned mainstream media organisations.

Teaching and learning disclaimer

Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.

Teaching

MSc (by Dissertation) Journalism is taught over 1 year full time study, and 2 years part time.

Fees and funding

Home/UK fee

£5,360

International fee

£16,230

EU students commencing their course in the 2021-22 academic year will be liable for the International fee.

Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

What's next

Open Days

We hold open days for all our applicants throughout the year. Our Colchester Campus events are a great way to find out more about studying at Essex, and give you the chance to:

  • tour our campus and accommodation
  • find out answers to your questions about our courses, graduate employability, student support and more
  • talk to our Fees and Funding team about scholarship opportunities
  • meet our students and staff

If the dates of our organised events aren’t suitable for you, feel free to get in touch by emailing tours@essex.ac.uk and we’ll arrange an individual campus tour for you.

Applying

You can apply for this postgraduate course online. Before you apply, please check our information about necessary documents that we’ll ask you to provide as part of your application.

We encourage you to make a preliminary enquiry directly to a potential supervisor or the Graduate Administrator within your chosen Department or School. We encourage the consideration of a brief research proposal prior to the submission of a full application.

We aim to respond to applications within four weeks. If we are able to offer you a place, you will be contacted via email.

For information on our deadline to apply for this course, please see our ‘how to apply’ information.

Colchester Campus

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The Campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland, located two miles from the historic town centre of Colchester – England's oldest recorded town. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour.

 

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