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Study journalism abroad

An in-depth guide to studying journalism as an international student.

Journalism degrees abroad

Journalism is the reporting of events and current affairs that matter to a given audience. Studying journalism abroad will give you insight into how it varies across the world and using different media. You can learn about broadcast, print and digital journalism focusing on how these mediums developed and their future.

Journalism can be studied all over the world but a country’s media laws may have an effect on how the journalism degree is taught and the content of the program.

Journalism program structure

In the US liberal arts model you would study journalism as part of your bachelor’s degree, focusing on it as a major or minor. For this you will need to spend a set number of credits on journalism specific modules. At master’s level you are able to study journalism as a stand alone subject. In the UK however, you are able to study journalism as a degree by itself at all levels of study.

When deciding on where to study journalism it’s important to consider the practical experience offered by a university, for example journalism internships, placements or work experience. Another consideration will be the access to facilities that a university has such as radio studios, and filming equipment.

Depending on your program, Journalism degrees usually involve practical classes using a mixture of broadcast equipment and writing. There will also be lectures, seminars, tutorials and personal study time.

The structure and content of a journalism program will be very different depending on the country and specific university you are studying in. Some of the modules and electives you may study journalism in include the following:

  • Media law
  • Journalism and society
  • Storytelling
  • Journalism and ethics
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Journalism and photography

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Journalism study abroad programs

Journalism undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in journalism

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    Fashion Marketing and Journalism - BA (Hons) (with foundation) London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,672 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Broadcast Journalism - BA (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,090 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism - BA University of South Carolina, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,928 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,928 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Communication (Journalism/Public Relations) - BA Monmouth University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    37,438 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,438 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Communication - Journalism - BA William Paterson University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,768 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,768 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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Associate in journalism

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    Journalism - AA Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Journalism - AA College of the Desert, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,368 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,368 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    New Media Journalism - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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    Journalism (for Transfer) - AA San Jose City College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,138 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in journalism

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    Communications, Culture, and Journalism Studies (Vernon Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,513 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism - Dip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,301 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,954 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,180 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in journalism

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    Journalism (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,167 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Journalism graduate programs

Master's in journalism

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    Communication & Journalism - MA University of Wyoming, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 USD

    Start date
    May, September
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    Digital Media and Communications: Journalism and Social Media Publishing - MA University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,225 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,930 EUR

    Start date
    February, June, September
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    International Journalism - MSc University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,194 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,950 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Investigative Journalism - MA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,200 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Journalism - MA University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,857 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,857 USD

    Start date
    February, July
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Doctorate in journalism

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    Journalism - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,005 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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Diploma in journalism

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    Communication Studies: Journalism - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,778 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,724 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Journalism - GradDip Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,343 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,270 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Journalism - PGDip RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,746 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Journalism - Broadcast - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,084 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,664 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism, Media and Communications - PGDip University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,515 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,450 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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Certificate in journalism

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    Broadcast Journalism - Television News - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,897 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,430 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Contemporary Journalism - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,180 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism - OCGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism: New Media - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,351 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,270 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future journalism careers

You gain a lot of transferable skills when studying journalism including critical thinking, storytelling, writing, and knowledge of media law. There are loads of options for future careers, including:

  • Broadcast journalist
  • Subject-specific journalist
  • Editor
  • Reporter
  • Presenter
  • Producer
  • Researcher

Finding a career in journalism can be very competitive and a lot of the time comes down to gaining experience. Journalism graduates should aim to gain as much experience as they can while still studying including extracurricular media activities, or internships and placements during university holidays.