The Guardian Foundation is an independent charity which supports media under threat, promotes diversity in the media and empowers children and young people to engage with the news.

This is a chance for you to get a qualification in journalism, fully paid for by The Guardian Foundation. This bursary enables talented young journalism students from under-represented backgrounds to study for a postgraduate qualification in journalism and intern at the Guardian.

What are the details?

You will receive a fully funded 1 year masters in Journalism at either City, Goldsmiths or Sheffield Universities, with 6 weeks’ work experience at the Guardian. The opportunity also provides the possibility of a one year fixed term contract at the Guardian, following successful completion of the scheme.

The experience will run during the academic year from September 2019, from 1st September 2019 – 31st August 2020.

You will receive expenses for work experience covering travel and subsistence, plus £6,000 living expenses during masters course, and fees.

Who should apply?

Anyone with an undergraduate degree in any subject, 2.1 or above, and the right to work in the UK, wishing to pursue a career in journalism. We especially encourage students from communities or backgrounds that are underrepresented in the media.

This bursary will give you a masters qualification in Journalism, six weeks work experience at the Guardian newspaper, and a mentor throughout the year. There is also the possibility for a 1 year fixed term contract at the Guardian after completion of the year. Full fees are paid and funds for living expenses are provided.

Bursaries are offered at:

City University, London (MA in Newspaper Journalism)

Goldsmiths College, University of London (MA in Journalism)

The University of Sheffield (MA in Journalism)

How can I apply?

Apply by clicking ‘Apply Now’ below before Sunday 31st March 2019


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