The MA in International Journalism provides a dynamic and robust approach to teaching contemporary journalism through the lens of globalisation and digitalisation.
Our interdisciplinary and cross-cultural methods draw on expertise in media and communication studies.
You will refine your knowledge and understanding of journalism in 21st-century society through practical skills and journalistic production techniques, exploring specific practice from theoretical and analytical perspectives.
Graduates of this course go on to successful and rewarding careers in journalism, media, communication and PR, broadcasting and publishing.
Why International Journalism at Swansea?
Swansea University has an established profile for teaching journalism.
Based on our energising Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay, we have the expertise and full range of modern facilities to ensure your learning is as up to the minute as possible.
Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.
Postgraduate training is available to enhance academic and professional development, as well as seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.
Your International Journalism Experience
You will study a set number of 20-credit modules before taking a 60-credit dissertation project or an individual journalism project in the second part of the course.
Modules include global media, comparative journalism, the digital revolution, risk reporting and professional and promotional writing.
You decide the subject of your dissertation together with a tutor. The dissertation component allows you to write a 20,000-word dissertation or undertake an individual journalism project drawing upon issues and themes developed over the year.
International Journalism Employment Opportunities
In addition to markedly improved writing skills, you will develop abilities around research and speaking, as you build confidence in presenting your ideas in different ways.
Graduates of this course progress to rewarding careers in journalism, media, PR, broadcasting and publishing.
The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5
Careers and Employability
Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
Our career support services include:
Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.