• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The MA in Digital Journalism at The University of Winchester is specifically designed for students who want to enhance and develop their skills in the most current, industry-informed Digital Journalism. The programme gives a timely and exhaustive response to the most recent changes in the market, i.e. greater focus on New Media and Journalism in a digital context.

About

Skills will be honed through your work in the simulated newsroom and then on placements in professional newsrooms. At the same time you will develop your critical ability to engage with current theoretical and methodological debates. 

The Digital Journalism programme at The University of Winchester aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here that are transferable to further studies or the employment market.

Career

Graduates go into print, broadcast and electronic media as reporters, producers and researchers. Support is given in seeking both work placements during study and employment thereafter to assist the process of a successful career in journalism.

Employability

Comments from employers, editors and other senior journalists on the quality of the course, the quality of work students are able to produce and their employment prospects are as follows:

“I had no idea that journalism students were doing things at this level. It is fantastic and I was completely blown away by the professionalism of the students' work.” - Laura Barton, senior feature writer, The Guardian.

“So impressive, all the students are so confident and competent. The students are so lucky to be in amongst such expert tutors who are so obviously in tune with what it is like to be in the workforce. And also the technology you have is amazing.” - Maria Milano, online editor, InStyle magazine (IPC magazines)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agile Journalism
  • Digital Journalism Skills
  • Media Law
  • Live Digital Production
  • The Business of Journalism
  • Digital Journalism Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 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:

    7

    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: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

  • Normally a first or upper second-class Honors degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13296 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8004 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • EU/EEA part-time: £4,000
  • International part-time: £6,650

Living costs for Winchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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