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De Montfort University (DMU), MA, Investigative Journalism

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Sep years: 1 - 2 £15000 £6000 Academic year 2021 - 2022

This exciting new programme focuses on the practical skills of investigative journalism. It is ideally suited to established professionals who wish to develop their skillset or change careers, as well as students progressing from undergraduate study.

The content of this course is endorsed by and has been developed with Channel 4, meaning you are assured of the highest quality teaching by expert academics, including professional journalists from a variety of disciplines with strong track records in industry and experience in helping students and trainees embark on successful careers 

The programme will provide you with the tools you need to produce commercially viable television investigations targeted at national and international audiences

As part of the degree, you will be expected to devise, pitch and manage investigations, in consultation with some the UK’s leading providers

Why choose this course?

  • Course developed in collaboration with Channel 4: professional endorsement from industry ensures high quality teaching by expert academics and professional journalists.
  • Work on live briefs: produce your own professional programme to pitch to major broadcasters or elsewhere.
  • First in the UK for media research: the University's Media Discourse group and The Centre for Cinema and Television History (CATH) informs teaching on the course allowing students to gain expertise into the subject area. DMU’s research in media was recognised as first in the UK for research output in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
  • More than 20 years’ experience of teaching journalism: teaching staff have many years of industry experience which you can draw upon to develop skills and expertise that are relevant for a career in Journalism.
  • Excellent graduate prospects: this course will equip you for a successful career in Investigative Journalism, in national television as well as working for national and international news agencies and roles in PR and corporate communications. 

Career prospects

The University has a 20 year track record of launching graduates into the highly competitive world of journalism, with graduates now working for both local and national organisations like the BBC, Mail Online, top news agencies, national and international magazines and related careers such as PR and corporate communications".



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