• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Endorsed by and developed with Channel 4, the Investigative Journalism programme from De Montfort University is well suited to established professionals who wish to develop their skills or change careers, as well as students progressing from undergraduate study. 

Reasons to study Investigative Journalism at DMU:

  • Course endorsed by and developed in collaboration with Channel 4 - Ensuring industry-level teaching by expert academics and professional journalists 
  • The only MA in Investigative Journalism solely aimed at producing video investigative journalists - and the only MA in the country supported by a major national broadcaster
  • Designed with input from Industry leaders - this specialist course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and contacts you need to embark on a successful career in investigative journalism
  • Work on live briefs - produce your own professional programme to pitch to major broadcasters or elsewhere 
  • More than 20 years’ experience of teaching journalism - our teaching staff have many years of industry experience which you can draw upon to develop skills and expertise that are relevant for a career in Journalism 
  • Excellent graduate prospects - this course will equip graduates for a successful career in Investigative Journalism,with graduates now working for both local and national organisations like the BBC, Mail Online, top news agencies and national and international magazines

Graduate Careers

This is a specialist course designed specifically to equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in investigative television journalism, so it is expected that graduates will enter that field to forge successful careers for themselves making the most of the skills and connections they have made whilst studying on the course.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Investigative Journalism – Skills And Theory
  • Introduction to Practical Investigative Journalism 
  • Investigative Journalism – Global Perspectives
  • Advanced Practical Investigative Journalism
  • Final project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Candidates should normally:

  • Have the equivalent of a British honours degree (2:1 minimum)

  • An excellent standard of English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for international applicants).

  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism through involvement in student media, online blogging or broadcast
  • Be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and awareness of current affairs, and also a minimum of one week’s work experience in a professional newsroom. 

Exceptionally, applications may be accepted from non-graduates. It is anticipated this would apply to mature entrants with acceptable and relevant work experience, for example journalists qualified/experienced in other fields.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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