Available for a UK student in the 2022/23 academic year, the new scholarship covers course fees and applications are open now

By Chris Lines (Senior Communications Officer), Published

Students who want to study financial journalism at City, University of London have a new funding option in the form of a scholarship funded by investment trading platform Capital.com.

The scholarship covers the course fees of £10,820 for the one-year MA Financial Journalism. It is available to one UK student for the 2022/23 academic year.

City’s MA Financial Journalism provides specialised training in how to cover the world of business and finance. It is the only programme of its kind in the UK. Graduates have gone on to work at some of the most prestigious news organisations in the world including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters and CNN.

Kypros Zoumidou, Managing Director, UK, Capital.com, said: “More and more people are trading and investing for themselves, at home, online. As a result, self-directed investors are increasingly reliant on good, impartial and well-researched financial news and analysis to help them grow their understanding of financial markets and invest with confidence.

As an organisation that prioritises financial education and learning, we are proud to partner with City, University of London to support good journalism and help more individuals achieve their goals.

Paul Solman, Pathway Director of the MA Financial Journalism, said: “Training journalists to cover finance, business and economics has never been more important and we’re delighted that Capital.com has chosen to work with us on the MA Financial Journalism programme.

“City is committed to encouraging applications from the widest possible range of backgrounds and scholarship funding plays a key role.”

Applications for the Capital.com scholarship are open now and must be submitted by 1 June 2022. Candidates will interview and will need to be able to demonstrate financial need and a commitment to financial journalism.

For more information, go to Capital.com scholarship for Financial Journalism.


About Capital.com

Kypros Zoumidou, Managing Director, UK, said: "Capital.com is a high-growth investment trading group of companies empowering people to participate in financial markets through secure, low-friction, innovative platforms that take the complexity out of investing.

"Our intuitive award-winning platform, available on web and app, offers investors a seamless trading experience to over 6,000 world-renowned markets. To help investors trade with confidence, the platform is enabled with robust risk management controls and transparent pricing while our all-in-one Investmate app delivers extensive financial lessons and educational content to support clients in their investment journey."

Capital.com has clients in over 180 countries with offices located in the UK, Gibraltar, Singapore, Australia, and Cyprus. In 2021, the platform reported a 350 per cent growth in its client base, making it one of Europe’s fastest growing investment trading platforms with more than 4 million registered users. To find out more, please visit: www.capital.com

Who should study MA Financial Journalism at City?

If you want to make a difference in the world of journalism, the MA Financial Journalism is for you. The course will equip you for a varied career, from breaking important stories on global finance and writing about consumer affairs to covering some of the largest companies and financial markets and conducting in-depth investigations. You may have no background in finance but wish to specialise and discover great stories. Or you may have a finance or economics background and want to specialise in journalism. As well as developing skills in reporting and writing for digital and print publications, you will gain experience in producing journalism for TV and handling data stories. Find out more.

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