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Bursary places available on Newspaper Journalism MA in Guardian scheme

Tuition fees and living allowance are paid by the programme


Two bursary places are available on City University London’s Newspaper Journalism MA course, thanks to a programme run by The Guardian Foundation.

The Scott Trust Bursary Scheme covers the tuition fees and a £6,000 living allowance. Award winners are also offered several weeks’ work experience within Guardian Media Group.

City students supported by the Scott Trust bursary have gone on to work at a range of news organisations, including the Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, BuzzFeed, Telegraph, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Vice News, NME, Private Eye and Stylist.

Jonathan Hewett, Director of Interactive and Newspaper Journalism, said: “The bursary and the course together have provided an invaluable route into journalism for many students. We offer them a springboard for their careers, with the course offering a combination of professional excellence, academic rigour and links with the media. We are very grateful to the Scott Trust for continuing to support journalism students in this way.”

The primary aim of the annual scheme is to assist students who face financial difficulty in gaining qualifications to pursue a career in the media. It aims also to increase ethnic and/or social diversity in journalism.

Bursary students accepted for the Newspaper Journalism MA at City can transfer to the Interactive Journalism MA (with a greater focus on digital, social and data journalism), at the discretion of the trust.

Five aspiring journalists will receive bursaries from the Scott Trust in 2016. They will study at one of three universities, including City, for a postgraduate qualification in newspaper, web or broadcast journalism.

As part of their application, each candidate must write a 400-word article and submit an example of their published work. The scheme is open only to applicants who are permanent residents in the UK. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17th April, 2016.

For more information, visit the Guardian website or email

Click here to apply for the 2016 Scott Trust Bursary Scheme

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