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MAInvestigative Journalism

De Montfort University
United Kingdom, Leicester
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Overview

Investigative Journalism at De Montfort University (DMU) is an industry-leading programme with a particular focus on the practical video skills involved in developing high-level investigative reports. Endorsed by and developed with Channel 4, it is well suited to established professionals who wish to develop their skills 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, and the MA draws on the contributions of professional journalists who currently work in the industry. They have strong track records in a variety of genres and programmes. The connection with the Channel also helps the course tutors identify potential work experience placements, and professional mentors for students.

As part of the degree, you will be expected to devise, pitch and manage your own investigations. You will be expected to pitch your ideas face-to-face to some of the most senior people in independent television investigative journalism, including Dorothy Byrne, Head of Channel Four News and Current Affairs and DMU’s Visiting Professor in Media Discourse (Journalism).

Dorothy has said: ‘I think it important to outline the need for such a degree. Investigative news and current affairs television in this country is crucial to our democracy. It holds power to account and is highly valued by the British public in helping to defend the integrity of institutions and society. There will, despite all the changes in the media, continue to be a need and demand for journalists with investigative skills and training alongside an understanding of television programme making.’

Career opportunities

This is a specialist course designed specifically to equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in investigative television journalism, so it is expected that graduates will enter that field to forge successful careers for themselves making the most of the skills and connections they have made whilst studying on the course.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States