Study programme for Business & Innovation in London

Study in a global media and financial capital

As a one of the world’s leading media and financial hubs, London is the perfect place to study the Journalism of Business and Innovation. The Financial Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, the BBC, CNN, and many others either have their headquarters or major bureaux here. The city is home to people from across the world, and City, University of London’s central location means that you will be at the heart of this exciting and busy cultural and commercial metropolis.  

To study Journalism at City is to study in a department that counts leading international and British journalists among its alumni. They frequently return to share their expertise at events organized at the university. 

You will be joining a department of more than 250 postgraduate Journalism students from across the world studying a range of different courses. The strength of City’s Journalism degrees lie in their combination of academic excellence and professional-standard practice. The majority of the teaching staff have themselves worked in senior roles as correspondents and editors at news organizations such as the BBC, Reuters, and the Financial Times. Their experience of working in an industry shaped by technological, economic, and political change—combined with their academic research—makes them the perfect tutors for the Business and Innovation specialisation. 

Subject to approval from tutors, there may also be opportunities to attend classes not formally part of the Mundus programme. Your dissertation project—the main focus of your final semester—will require you to produce both an academic paper, and a substantial piece of original journalism: an excellent opportunity to showcase the scholarly and journalistic skills you have acquired during your time as a Mundus Journalism student.   

Please note that changes to the focus of courses and to the course content may apply.

With the exception of the Dissertation module, all modules which students take at City, University of London are elective. The choices are:  

  • Fundamentals of Financial Journalism
  • Reporting Business
  • Introduction to Data Journalism
  • Data Visualisation and Communication
  • Political Economy and Global Finance
  • Theories of Global Political Economy
  • Journalism Innovation

While the content of the first modules is more self-explainable, the aim of Journalism Innovation is to develop creative, flexible, and innovative journalists who can bring fresh thinking to a media organisation; create dynamic content for a start-up media enterprise; or launch their own journalistic website or other product. 

In addition to your selection of taught modules, you will also complete a Dissertation. Reflecting City University Journalism Department’s emphasis on both top-level journalistic practice and academic excellence, this usually takes the form of a piece of long form journalism—on business or innovation—and a related academic paper. Students also have the option of submitting a piece of academic research on a relevant topic. 

Business & Innovation
City, University of London
Semester 3
Choose 4 out of the 5 electives:
  • Fundamentals of Financial Journalism
    7,5 ECTS
  • Reporting Business
    7,5 ECTS
  • Data Journalism
    7,5 ECTS
  • Journalism Innovation
    7,5 ECTS
  • Data Visualisation and Communication
    7,5 ECTS
Semester 4
  • Master's Thesis
    30 ECTS