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Magazine Journalism

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
15850 GBP/year
8800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to work in magazines? Are you passionate about the written word, whether it’s online or in print? Would you like to do in-depth interviews, learn how to shoot video professionally and explore design and photography to create beautiful magazines? If so this Magazine Journalism programme from Nottingham Trent University is the perfect course for you.


What you'll study

This Magazine Journalism programme from Nottingham Trent University will equip you with the all-round skills and knowledge needed to build a career as a journalist in magazines, whilst providing you with a deep understanding of the wider publishing business. First and foremost you will learn how to write, whether it’s an in-depth interview, a sharp news story, a daily blog or a snappy photo caption.

You will learn how to report, research, interview and edit news stories and features. Using Adobe InDesign, you will develop an understanding of how to plan a page with text, photographs and graphics, sub-edit copy, and write a compelling headline.

You’ll get to grips with mobile journalism, using a phone or tablet to record video and audio, and learn how to edit your material into packages. On newsdays and newsweeks, you’ll produce websites and magazines, working with WordPress, the storytelling platform, InDesign and Photoshop, as well as creating content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You’ll also examine the business side of magazines and have the chance to pitch your own idea for a new title to a panel of industry professionals.

Careers and employability

Previous students on the MA/PGDip Magazine Journalism course have gone on to work in a range of roles as magazine writers in digital and print, production journalists, social media editors, sub-editors, and in PR, digital marketing and promotions.

Recent graduates include:
  • Alyss Bowen, social media editor, online magazine The Debrief
  • Jodie Heginbotham, account manager, The Tonic Communications
  • Georgie Kiely, writer
  • Davina Merchant, writer, MashableUK
  • Charlotte McIntyre, sub-editor, Slimming World magazine
  • Hannah Rought, senior marketing executive, TimeInc
  • Dave Straw, marketing and comms manager, The London Stadium
  • Stewart Thorpe, reporter, Rail Media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Magazine Journalism Skills and Digital Production
  • Media Law 
  • Business of Magazine Project 
  • Journalism, Ethics and Society
  • Social Media 
  • Public Affairs for Journalists 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We would recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 and substantial experience will be considered.
  • Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis if they can demonstrate relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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