United Kingdom
Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Course Fee

Course Overview

Course summary:

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.

Great reasons to apply:

  • Learn how to collect, manage and interpret data in order to find and tell journalistic stories in a range of media.
  • Develop skills in research, community-building and narrative skills on Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms.
  • As part of LCC's Media School , you'll benefit from being part of a community that spans the disciplines of publishing, advertising, public relations, media communications, photography, and journalism.

Who should take this course

Anyone Interested.

Course content

Course details:

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.
  • What can you expect?
  • You'll learn how to collect, manage and interpret data in order to find and tell journalistic stories in a range of media.

Practical and technical workshops, seminars, lectures, collaborative projects and individual briefs will equip you with the experience and understanding to operate in these new and evolving fields.

Who is this course for?

MA Data Journalism is for proactive, creative and critical thinkers who are fascinated by the potential of the intersection between journalism, data and technology. We look for people with a background in research, journalism, design or technology who are passionate about telling stories in innovative ways. This course might also appeal to journalists wanting to develop a specialism in an important and rapidly developing field.

Fees & Funding:

  • Home / EU fee

About Course Provider

University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. Its unique creative community is made up of six renowned Colleges, each with its own world-class reputation: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

UAL is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Offering an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts, UAL is the main talent pipeline to the UK’s creative industries.

Home to a diverse community of over 18,000 students from 129 countries, UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global business to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.

Building on UAL’s association with some of the most original thinkers in the arts, students and staff are inspired to challenge convention, generate new ideas and nurture talent. Home to award-winning staff and students for more than a century, UAL’s Colleges are at the forefront of learning, creativity and practice in their specialist subjects. This close-knit College structure offers opportunities for learning and enquiry for people at all stages of their creative development.

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