Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: MA: 12 months; PGDip: 8 months; PGCert: 4 months: Sandwich mode: MA 24 months

Part time: MA: 24 months, PGDip: 3 semesters, PGCert: 2 semesters




School of Arts


Our MA Journalism will equip you with professional skills in journalism. You’ll cover topics from news and non-fiction to brands and content.

You will develop skills in digital and multi-platform journalism. And you’ll study the changing models of journalism including:

  • branded content
  • not-for-profit journalism
  • big data scraping
  • social media crowdsourcing.

You’ll have regular networking opportunities and visits to newsrooms, media and journalism summits. So you’ll benefit from a degree that responds to the industry.

Journalism is one of a group of courses run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing (OICP), which has a high international standing. OICP is supported by two advisory boards made up of high profile figures from across the journalism and publishing industries.

Our location in the beautiful city of Oxford is home to many media professionals. And there are more published writers per square mile here than anywhere else in the world.

Specific entry requirements

Entrants to the programme should possess the following minimum qualifications:

– a second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject; or

– an appropriate professional background and experience in the media. This should be evidenced by an appropriate CV which outlines your professional experience to date from either working directly in journalism and media or a related function.

Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to work in the media industries. This attribute is usually evidenced through the application and personal statement. But also through work experience or voluntary work in the media or fulfilling a journalism-related function in a non-media organisation, or at interview.

Two references, these may be, for example, two academic references, or one academic reference and one from an employer.

All applicants who meet the entry criteria are interviewed as an entry requirement.