Investigative Journalism

Investigative journalism is at a crossroads in theory and practice. Crises of ethics and funding have brought profound changes to the nature of long-form journalism, the ways in which it is produced and the institutions that invest in it.

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MA (Hons) Investigative Journalism


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Degree Overview

MA Investigative Journalism brings together leading practitioners and institutions to offer you advanced training in emergent investigative newsgathering and publishing skills applicable to a range of professional contexts, within and beyond journalism. At the same time, this innovative course introduces you to critical accounts of the media’s watchdog function and journalism’s evolving social role.

You will be taught by a mix of academics, writers, investigative journalists, editors and bloggers, including Iain Overton, award-winning current affairs journalist, author and human rights reporter.

Modules address new challenges while also reflecting the constants that underpin investigative journalism ethics and storytelling. Above all, the course presents an opportunity to both study and do investigative journalism, under the guidance of award-winning journalists and experienced academics.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the university over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

You will be taught by experienced, award-winning journalists and internationally renowned academics.

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