12 months
16950 GBP/year
10600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you have a passion for cars and communication, this MA Automotive Journalism course at Coventry University can help you turn that passion into a career. Most of our graduates find jobs in automotive media, for example at Autocar, EVO, Top Gear, Car Throttle, Pistonheads and What Car? Others manage PR for automotive companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Continental. 

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Currently endorsed by the Guild of Motoring Writers, the course capitalises on our current strong industry links: motoring publishers like Haymarket, Dennis and Bauer; motoring journalist groups like the Guild and the Midland Group of Motoring Writers; and successful local car producers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. It was developed and is delivered in partnership with experts from the automotive publishing industry. 

The Automotive Journalism course at Coventry University   combines journalism theory, practical skills and study of motoring and the automotive industry. You will be taught by a teaching team which currently includes an award-winning motoring journalist, author and editor, alongside a team of specialist tutors each of whom has considerable practical journalism experience. As well as web, audio and video content, you will get the chance to contribute towards the content and design of the university’s own automotive magazine, Automotive, which is published online  and in print form.

Career prospects

This course is designed to prepare you for specialist positions as a reporter for consumer and business-to-business automotive websites, or as a writer for automotive marketing and public relations.

The course gives you the skills and knowledge needed for success in these roles to help make you stand out among a large number of applicants for these jobs.

As Autocar’s Steve Cropley puts it: “How badly do you want to get into automotive journalism? If your answer is “very”, one route stands out: joining Coventry University’s one-year master’s degree course. It’s the world’s first and only such avenue dedicated solely to automotive journalism… more than 60% of our graduates have found jobs and those are far better odds than you’ll find using other routes.” 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Automotive Industry in Context 
  • Journalism Practice, Law, and Ethics 
  • Public Relations
  • Specialist Professional Practice in Journalism and PR  
  • Research and Analysis 
  • Advanced Journalism: Digital, Social, Mobile

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you’re an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation year, HNC, HND or Degree course then you’ll need to apply to us directly.


180 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Normal entry requires a good honours degree in any subject and/or equivalent professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16950 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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