Data Journalism MA

Course Introduction

On this new practice-led course, you?ll research and deliver your own journalistic project in the field of data journalism, exploring areas in news and investigation as well as in cultural, lifestyle and feature-based journalism.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

Learn how to collect, manage and interpret data in order to find and tell journalistic stories in a range of media.

Develop skills that are highly in demand in the media industry.

Students will leave the course having developed the skills they'll need to create journalistic narrative using data and social media: this will be underpinned by a critical understanding of the field and its ethical debates.

We intend that graduates will be equipped with technical skills, journalistic understanding, practical experience and the personal and professional qualities needed to participate in the development of this important journalistic field.

MA Data Journalism is a practice-based course where you'll develop key skills in an exciting new field of journalism, informed by reflection and critical theory.

The course encourages the development of data journalism in news and investigation as well as in cultural, lifestyle and feature-based journalism, preparing you for jobs such as data journalist, social media journalist and interactive editor.

You?ll develop the key practical skills and contextual and ethical understanding needed to take up positions in one of the fastest growing fields in contemporary journalism, as well as creating new theoretical and practice-based knowledge in these still emerging areas.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,220 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,220 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £22,920 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree; Possession of equivalent qualifications; Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.
  • International entry requirements: Educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree; Possession of equivalent qualifications; Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required. IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four skills.
  • IELTS score: 7