Writing, Journalism and Communication Master's Degrees

Writing Journalism And Communications Subject Area

Be at the forefront of breaking news and produce creative writing or ad campaigns that rise above the noise.

Taught by leading journalists, writers and creative directors, study a master's degree and develop your skillset for impactful storytelling and advertising through text, video and image. From fiction and scriptwriting, to branding and editorial, our postgraduate courses will give you the opportunity to master your writing and communication skills in your chosen genre.

You'll study the work of renowned writers, directors, journalists and leading brands, while building your own portfolio and growing your online presence, ready to be a trailblazer within industry.

Our writing, journalism and communication courses

Creative Advertising Ma 2022
Creative Advertising Ma 2022

Creative Advertising MA

Build your capabilities as a strategically minded advertising creative. You’ll enter an intensive ...

Creative Advertising MA
Comedy Writing Ma 2022
Comedy Writing Ma 2022

Comedy Writing MA (Online)

Get the skills, tools and industry insights to push your projects to the top of the commissioning ed...

Comedy Writing MA (Online)
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Journalism Ma 2022

Journalism MA (Online)

In a rapidly changing world, where people have never been more connected or content-hungry, agile th...

Journalism MA (Online)
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Professional Writing MA

Develop the skills to forge a successful career in professional writing. You’ll learn to craft fic...

Professional Writing MA
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Student Annotating Script

Writing for Script & Screen MA/PGDip (online)

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry knowhow, professional skills ...

Writing for Script & Screen MA/PGDip (online)
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Communication Design MA

Work in an interdisciplinary studio environment, where designing and communicating meaningful and ef...

Communication Design MA

Why study a journalism, writing or communications master's degree?

Our postgraduate courses give you the opportunity to refine your journalistic or creative writing voice under the guidance of experienced professionals. You'll examine the communications landscape and engage with new techniques in multimedia content while developing your own creative briefs.

At Falmouth, you'll join a community of fellow writers and benefit from our industry connections, including our Writers in Residence programme, which has featured Matt Haig, Wyl Menmuir, Emily Barr, Philip Marsden and Xan Brooks.

Built to help students establish successful careers, you'll learn how to research, propose and pitch as well as develop a professional network that you can use in the real world. Our graduates have gone on to forge careers as published authors, editors, playwrights, high-profile journalists as well as strategic planners, content creators and PR managers.

What our students and graduates do

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Hands typing on laptop with newspaper

How to live blog: 5 tips to get started

21 April 2022

A live blog is a great way to cover major news stories or events as they unfold - but how do you cre...

How to live blog: 5 tips to get started
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Abigail Edge

Journalism tutor invited to deliver talk at International Journalism Festival

30 March 2022

Award-winning journalist and features writer Abigail Edge, an online tutor on our MA Journalism (Onl...

Journalism tutor invited to deliver talk at International Journalism Festival
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Fake news journalism

5 ways journalists fact-check stories in the age of fake news

22 March 2022

Award-winning journalist, Dr Kit Chapman discusses five tactics to fact-check stories in the age of ...

5 ways journalists fact-check stories in the age of fake news
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Meet the accidental author juggling multiple books deals

16 March 2022

After honing his authorial prowess on Falmouth’s English with Creative Writing degree, Adrian Mart...

Meet the accidental author juggling multiple books deals
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Jo Taylor Creative Advertising MA Graduate

Graduate spotlight: KitKat, CoppaFeel & a Cannes Gold Lion

15 February 2022

Since graduating from Falmouth's Creative Advertising MA, Jo Taylor has worked for the likes of KitK...

Graduate spotlight: KitKat, CoppaFeel & a Cannes Gold Lion
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Santiago Losado

Graduate working as Creative Director for Mercedes-Benz

14 December 2021

From Falmouth University to Creative Director for Mercedes-Benz in Latin America, the career traject...

Graduate working as Creative Director for Mercedes-Benz
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Fresh From Fal Light Blue

Fresh from Falmouth October edition

26 October 2021

Fresh from Falmouth, our monthly roundup of creative offerings from the talented students, staff and...

Fresh from Falmouth October edition
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An evening with Dawn French at Falmouth Book Festival

15 October 2021

This story was written by Falmouth University Professional Writing MA student Jon Cox. Dawn Frenc...

An evening with Dawn French at Falmouth Book Festival
Barney Spiro
Barney Spiro

Graduate takes his skills overseas after Cannes Lions success

06 October 2021

Winning four D&AD Pencils, creating Cannes Lions Award-winning ads with Saatchi & Saatchi an...

Graduate takes his skills overseas after Cannes Lions success
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Dunkirk to D-Day

Graduate author publishes new book: Dunkirk to D-Day

19 August 2021

Philip Hamlyn Williams has published five books since graduating from MA Professional Writing at Fal...

Graduate author publishes new book: Dunkirk to D-Day
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Falmouth graduates declare WarOnCovid

25 May 2021

As coronavirus began to take its toll on the UK, Creative Advertising graduates James Hodson and Jas...

Falmouth graduates declare WarOnCovid
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Rosie May Robert Kitchen

Graduate Success: Rosie May

21 May 2021

Since graduating from Falmouth in 2017, Rosie May has created advertising campaigns for some of the ...

Graduate Success: Rosie May
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James Sellick

Meet the Creative Advertising graduate who’s disrupting the industry

13 May 2021

Creative Advertising MA graduate James Sellick has carved out a truly unique&nbs...

Meet the Creative Advertising graduate who’s disrupting the industry
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Nantwich Gin New

Graduate launches award-winning gin

04 May 2021

Falmouth graduate Holly Challinor has applied the lessons she learnt from her univers...

Graduate launches award-winning gin
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Real-world journalism collaboration between Falmouth University and the Rory Peck Trust

18 November 2020

Falmouth journalism students were invited by the Rory Peck Trust (RPT) to gain real-world experience...

Real-world journalism collaboration between Falmouth University and the Rory Peck Trust
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Close up of fly

Students Publish Insect Love Songs

25 June 2020

Earlier this year Forward Prize-winning poet Fiona Benson visited Falmouth to lead a poetry workshop...

Students Publish Insect Love Songs
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Nichola van der Bij

Writing student wins publishing competition

14 January 2019

Winning a publishing deal is a huge, unforgettable life moment. Being offered a publishing contract ...

Writing student wins publishing competition
Ruby Norman-Curran

Industry Insight with Creative Advertising graduate

11 December 2018

Since graduating from the Creative Advertising MA in 2014, Ruby Norman-Curran has worked w...

Industry Insight with Creative Advertising graduate
Mark Illes

Professional Writing with Mark Iles

18 October 2018

Professional Writing graduate Mark Iles has achieved considerable success with his debut novel serie...

Professional Writing with Mark Iles
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Writing School Collaborates with Maritime Museum

03 August 2018

The School of Communication have provided students and staff with the opportunity to contribute to F...

Writing School Collaborates with Maritime Museum

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Postgraduate degrees can be a springboard for your career. From Professional Writing to Journalism, we combine innovation with creativity on our master's courses. Find out how to apply today.

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