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Master of Journalism 2016–2017 – now open for applications

We are now welcoming applications to the Master of Journalism (MJ) programme for the 2016–2017 academic year. This one-year full time programme, now in its fifteenth year, attracts talented students from around the world and is taught by a faculty of experienced journalists and media scholars who have decades of experience in the global news industry. Many courses are also taught by adjuncts who are practicing journalists in international news organizations such as the International New York Times, CNN and The Wall Street Journal.

Thomas Abraham, Director of the Master of Journalism programme

Thomas Abraham, Director of the Master of Journalism programme

Thomas Abraham, Director of the Master of Journalism programme at the JMSC said: ‘We’re very excited to be opening applications for the 2016–2017 Master of Journalism programme. Whether you’re already a journalist looking to brush up on your skills and learn the latest cutting edge techniques, or coming from a background outside of journalism looking to embark on a new career, we’d love to hear from you.’

Many of our students come from professions outside of journalism and take the course in order to learn about the fundamental tools, skills and values that a journalist in the digital age requires. Graduates from recent years are now working at leading media organizations such as Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and the BBC.

Students who enroll in the programme will learn the core skills of journalism – reporting and writing, television and video production, digital media, and media law, standards and ethics. They are also offered a wide range of elective courses, including covering China, public health reporting, business and financial reporting, international reporting and documentary filmmaking.

In addition, the JMSC faculty’s extensive global network means that students have the opportunity to intern with leading international media organizations, often then going on to full employment with the same companies. Our internship partners include CNN, the BBC, Associated Press, Thomson-Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg News & Television, the International New York Times, South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Economist and The Financial Times.

More details about the programme and courses on offer can be found here, and application details can be found here.