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Journalism: Social Justice Journalism

University of the Arts London (UAL)

15 months
23610 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Journalism: Social Justice Journalism pathway will support you to explore journalism that seeks to make the world a better place through topics such as climate change or gender and racial equality.


MA Journalism: Social Justice Journalism is a multimedia course with a strong industry focus that will support you to develop your journalistic skills.  

Focusing on journalism that aims to make the world a better place, you’ll address topics that may include the environment and climate justice, and sexual and racial inequality, along with practices such as constructive journalism and peace journalism. 

What to expect
  • Guided by tutors with professional and multi-platform experience gained at national newspapers, digital channels and broadcasters such as the BBC and Sky, you'll develop key, practical journalistic skills, and learn how to apply them to your particular area of interest.  

  • You'll receive specific teaching in your chosen pathway, but you’ll come together as a larger group at key moments in the course – for example, to work collaboratively with other students on our Artefact multiplatform brand comprising of a print magazine, website, social media channels and an audio/visual platform. 

  • You’ll produce an individual, substantial piece or portfolio of journalism in a medium or media of your choice.   

  • With a commitment to practice as a basis for developing skills, our MA Journalism course reflects the contemporary environment of multi-platform journalism. Whichever pathway you choose to study, you’ll be supported to produce work in a range of styles and genres while building your employability. 

Work experience and opportunities

You’ll have the opportunity to work on projects with industry partners, drawing on our close links with organisations such as The Guardian, Vice, Dazed, Hacked Off, The Rory Peck Trust and Women in Journalism.  

You’ll also gain insights from guest speakers representing a range of national newspapers, magazines, broadcasters, websites, and from LCC’s own Refugee Journalism Project. 

Programme Structure

  • Multiplatform Journalism 
  • Journalism, Social Justice and Social Change: Critical Perspectives 
  • Mobile Journalism and Short-form Video  
  • Social Justice Journalism: Practice
  • Collaborative Unit 
  • Audience, Editing and Platform Management 
  • Final Major Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline has passed. However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be considered, you would have achieved an Honours degree (preferably a 2:1), or equivalent professional qualifications with a minimum of three years relevant professional experience.

APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning)

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • OR a combination of these factors

Tuition Fee

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    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 15 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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