If you are interested in studying a vocationally focused programme that reflects the changes in the nature of news-gathering and production in a rapidly moving industry, then the MA Journalism is for you. The theory of journalism, ethics, media law and government will provide you with the academic context of the course. The practical aspects of the course will reflect the new environment in which journalists are no longer required only to provide material for a newspaper or radio station, but also for both traditional web platforms and social networks. You will be taught the practical skills needed as a multi-platform journalist, in the context of the current debates about ownership of media outlets and information, citizen journalism and the challenges of instant access to live news on 24-hour channels and 'social' news networks.
This course targets high-achieving graduates of courses in media, humanities, social and natural sciences, law and business. It will be of particular appeal to you if you have a specialist interest in your field and you want to use that in journalism as, eg, a political or business reporter, arts correspondent, business or legal editor.
As a Masters level journalist and graduate of this course, you will be prepared for your role as a key thinker and planner in the future of the multi-platform journalism industry. You will understand how the industry functions internally as well as being aware of its role in the wider world.
The teaching staff on the course are all specialist media academics, many have backgrounds as practitioners in one or more areas of the industry and have close contacts with current media professionals and decision-makers.
- you will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent
- and/or relevant equivalent industry experience
- international students need IELTS 7.0 overall (no less than 7.5 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent
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Last updated May 10, 2016