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Journalism and Media Studies

University of Sussex

12 months
18975 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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On this Journalism and Media Studies course at University of Sussex you develop essential journalistic skills in a multimedia context. You explore key theoretical issues and debates about journalism and news production in relation to contemporary media, culture and society.


We focus on fast-changing developments in journalism and media studies. This Journalism and Media Studies MA combines both theory and practice. You will:

  • learn to research and write for print and digital media, as well as subediting and print news design
  • contextualise journalistic practice within a theoretical framework of journalism and media studies
  • understand transitional processes in the news landscape at local, regional and global level
  • understand current theories and debates surrounding the media and society.
We offer excellent technical facilities. These include a dedicated newsroom, the latest software, video and radio studios, and a suite of digital media laboratories.


This Journalism and Media Studies course at University of Sussex equips you with the skills for a career in:

  • newspaper and magazine journalism
  • a related media and communication industry
  • a research career in journalism and media studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Activist Media Practice
  • Media, Culture and Communication
  • New Developments in Digital Media
  • Photography: Documentary, Landscape, Politics
  • Promotional Culture
  • Race, Culture and the Media

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. 
  • Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show relevant professional/creative skills and experience.

Tuition Fee

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    18975 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18975 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 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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