Studying a Master's in Journalism and PR

Two students presenting a talk show whilst another student films them in our TV studios

Gain expert knowledge, practical experiences and the confidence needed for a career in the fast-paced world of journalism and PR during our specialist master’s programmes.

You’ll study at our MediaCity campus, which is one of the UK’s leading digital and creative hubs, and home to media powerhouses like the BBC and ITV. You’ll learn your craft using our world-class facilities and engage with our leading industry partners through guest speakers, internships or live briefs.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to tackle the next challenge in your career and follow in the footsteps of our successful international graduates who have gone on to work for leading companies. The companies our international graduates work for include Manchester United FC, Manchester City FC, Weber Shandwick, SBC News, Refresh PR, the Daily Mail, Lad Bible and McCann World Group.

Why study journalism and PR at Salford?


Study at our MediaCity campus, a digital and creative media hub packed with leading media businesses and innovative digital start-ups


Build your skills using world-class journalism facilities echoing the ones used by the industry


Engage with our industry partners through networking opportunities, technical workshops, guest speakers, live briefs, industry events or internships


Learn from our expert teaching staff who are still active in the industry to gain the skills you need for a thriving career


Be supported through your studies by our dedicated staff and become part of our friendly, diverse community


Graduate with a strong portfolio of work that can evidence your skills and establish yourself as a professional within the field

Our award-winning students

Our students' incredible achievements are celebrated both within Salford and across the wider sector. 

We have a ten-year partnership with the Asian Media Awards which brings attention to the UK's best Asian talents, whilst our in-house Create Awards formally commends the achievements of our creative students.

Our students often win big in sector-specific award ceremonies across the TV, film and digital media industries.

Swipe through the highlights of just some of the awards below. 


Our journalism and PR facilities include:

  • A fully functioning multimedia newsroom 
  • Industry standard TV studios
  • Computer and editing suites
  • Radio studios

Do you have any examples of students work?

Examples of journalism by our students can be found on our Quays News website, YouTube and SoundCloud.

Are there internships and placement options available?

We offer a wide range of placement opportunities with industry partners including BBC North West Tonight, BBC News, Sky News, ITN, ITV Granada Reports, ITV ‘Tonight', Channel 5 News, Global Radio, Hits Radio Manchester Evening News, Bolton News, Lancashire Telegraph, Manchester United, Accrington Stanley, Fleetwood Town, Salford Red Devils, Weber Shandwick, National Broadcasting Commission, Golin, JD Sports, the Scottish Parliament, the UK Government Cabinet Office, Salford City Council, Refresh PR, ICS Digital and Rebellious Fashion.

Will I get to work with the BBC and ITV?

Being located in MediaCity has its perks and we’re deeply proud of the strong working relationships we have with the BBC and ITV. This means you could get the opportunity to visit their studios, work on projects with them or help out when they sometimes use our studio facilities to produce programmes.

We also regularly have guest speakers from the media industry who often offer work experience or internships to our hardworking students.

Do you offer support to help students pay for their studies?

We offer a selection of scholarships to help you fund your postgraduate studies. Our Global Gold Excellence Scholarship is worth £3,000 and our Global Silver Excellence Scholarship is worth £2,500. Both of these scholarships are automatically deducted from your tuition fees.

We are located close to Manchester city centre which is a growing hub for creative and media businesses in the North of England. As a result, there are lots of opportunities to find part-time work in a variety of industries. We have an on-campus part-time recruitment agency, Unitemps, who can support you in finding a job within the university or at another local business. Our Careers and Enterprise team can also work with you to improve your CV and interview technique to secure a part-time job.

We offer support to help with the cost of living in the UK. Details of the different support schemes can be found on our cost of living webpage. You’ll also find information on discounts and offers on this webpage.