Master's Program in Journalism in United Kingdom

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Journalism

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Journalism refers to gathering, organizing, and presenting information in a written or broadcast form. Journalists are writers and communicators who ask the important and sometimes uncomfortable questions to help individuals make sense of the events unfolding around them both locally and internationally.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

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MLitt Digital Journalism

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. [+]

Best Masters in Journalism in United Kingdom 2017. Why this course? Traditional news outlets are moving towards online products at an accelerated pace. Digital technology is profoundly changing journalism, with innovations like hyperlocal news and mobile media reporting becoming increasingly prevalent. This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. We aim to produce high quality, fresh-thinking graduates who have a passion to communicate and can articulate their ideas through effective story-telling. You’ll study You’ll work in the University’s simulated news environment and also report externally using mobile media. You’ll also: pursue real-life stories produce your own journalism packages experiment with entrepreneurial projects report, write and edit using text, pictures, video and audio to tell multimedia stories effectively In Semester 2, you devise, launch, produce and market your own online publication. In the Entrepreneurial Journalism class, which is run in collaboration with the University’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, you’ll learn about developing a portfolio career, personal branding and creating new ventures. Throughout the course, there are opportunities to work on various projects with organisations from journalism and the creative industries. Core classes Core classes are as follows: Multimedia Journalism Entrepreneurial Journalism Producing Media Scots Law for Journalists Media Ethics Optional classes You'll choose from: Investigative Journalism: History & Theory Journalism & Society European Political Economy European Governance Contesting Global Governance Comparative Public Policy Work placement You’ll gain professional work experience by undertaking a placement at a newspaper, news agency or broadcast organisation. You’re expected to arrange your own placement. This is normally for a period of up to four weeks during December/January or March/April. Previous students have completed placements at the Herald and Times Group, the BBC, STV, the Independent, various local newspapers, company press offices and NGOs, such as the Scottish Refugee Council. Facilities You'll work in the University's simulated news environment. You'll report externally using mobile media and digital recorders and cameras. You'll have access to industry standard audio and video editing software. Student competitions In 2013, the MLitt Digital Journalism students won the Multimedia Publication of the Year award, sponsored by the Herald, at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards. The award was for their online news site, the Inner Circle. The class of 2014 also won with their publication, The Wee G, which offers readers an alternative insight into news and current affairs in Glasgow. Scottish Student Journalism Awards 2014 Sam Shedden won Student Journalist of the Year and Feature of the Year Luciano Graca won Sport Story of the Year Mark Simspon won Scoop of the Year and a commendation in the Feature of the Year category Gillian Furmage, Christopher Morton and Stewart Ross were all nominated in various categories Entry requirements A good Honours degree, or equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating ability to study at Masters level. Experience of student journalism, a media work placement, freelance work or professional journalism. We require three examples of your own journalism so that we can assess your reporting potential and your writing style. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - MLitt: £7,150 2015/16 - PgDip: £5,335 Rest of UK 2015/16 - MLitt: £7,150 2015/16 - PgDip: £5,335 International 2015/16 - MLitt: £12,155 2015/16 - PgDip: £12,155 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Graduates of the course are employed at organisations such as: the Herald and Times Group the Press and Journal (Aberdeen) BBC STV DC Thomson the Daily Record as well as running their own entrepreneurial ventures such as JournoWave. Job titles include: content producers social media managers editorial offers communications officers How much will I earn? The average starting salary for a broadcast journalist is around £15,000 - £20,000. Starting salaries vary significantly between local and national broadcasters.* According to the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) 's 2013 survey, Journalists at Work, the average salary for a newspaper journalist is £22,250.* *information is intended only as a guide. [-]

MA, MPhil, PhD - Research Journalism

University of Kent, Centre for Journalism
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Chatham + 1 more

Research programmes are best suited to students who have a clear and original idea of a topic that they would like to investigate in detail. [+]

We welcome research applications across the range of expertise in the Centre and from all over the world. Research programmes are best suited to students who have a clear and original idea of a topic that they would like to investigate in detail. There are two types of programme: the MA by Research entails producing a 40,000 word thesis; the MPhil and PhD programmes demand a high level of research and analysis resulting in dissertations of c50,000 words (MPhil) or 80,000 words (PhD). All first-year research students attend a Methodologies and Research Skills seminar. Through the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Centre provides training in methods of using sources and can assist in funding applications. Postgraduate programmes in journalism at Kent offer you the opportunity to research and learn in an environment that combines excellence in the practice of convergent, multimedia journalism with intellectual leadership in the history, ethics and future of the news industry. The Centre for Journalism is leading the development of journalism as an academic discipline rooted in professional newsroom practice. It was established in 2008 to achieve top standards in teaching and research. A lively and welcoming community spirit exists within the Centre. There are regular social events, seminars and masterclasses. Recent visitors have included: Allan Little, BBC correspondent; Sarah Ivens founding Editor-in-Chief of OK! Magazine USA; Gavin Esler, presenter of Newsnight; Jon Snow, presenter of Channel 4 News, Mark Thompson, former Director General of the BBC, Alex Crawford three times RTS TV journalist of the year, Stephanie Flanders former Economics Editor BBC and Stuart Ramsay Sky News Chief Correspondent. Thanks to the range of research and professional interests in the Centre, we can offer wide scope for research supervision. The Centre enjoys strong links with other academic departments including the School of History, Kent Law School and the School of Politics and International Relations. It encourages collaborative and interdisciplinary research and joint supervision. [-]

Writing

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The MA in Writing at Birmingham City University is aimed at emerging writers and can be taken over one year full-time or two years part-time. Key features of the course include: * The opportunity to learn from distinguished practitioners, with tuition from Ian Marchant, Gregory Leadbetter, Anthony Mellors, Andy Conway, and from among the Fellows of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing (http://www.bcu.ac.uk/iccw), including Helen Cross, Caroline Jester, Sally Read, Patrick McGuinness and David Morley. * A flexible modular structure, with options in Fiction, Screenwriting, Creative Non-fiction, Scripting and Staging, and Poetry, taken together with the compulsory module Reading into Writing and a Final Project. * Direct contact with guest authors, literary agents, publishers, editors, and development agencies through the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing programme of seminars, readings and public events. * Our masterclass system, offering a detailed critique of your work by an established author – and the benefit of hearing other students’ work receive the same attention. * The opportunity for publication in our annual anthology of new writing, and to present your work in public at the end of year show in Birmingham city centre. * Online support through the Moodle e-learning interface. * Distance Learning modules in Fiction and Screenwriting, enabling you to study these options entirely from home, should you wish. [+]

Entry Requirements

Admission to the course is based on talent, potential and commitment. This is assessed through your application form, a sample of your written work (c. 2000 words of prose, or equivalent in script or poetry), and usually an interview, either in person or over the telephone.

 

Employability

We believe that the study of writing has an inherent personal and cultural value – but we also support those who wish to pursue a professional career as a writer, by preparing our students for the literary marketplace. The School of English is very active in research, with excellent 2008 RAE results. MPhil and PhD opportunities may be available.

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Masters in Social Media

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

If recent years have shown anything, it's that social media is changing the relationship between citizens and the state, whilst enabling others to more effectively reach and engage with audiences on a commercial level. Either way, it’s clear that there are opportunities for social media professionals to make significant impacts in their rapidly growing field, innovate and shape practice. Explore How Business and Non-Profits Can Utilise Social Media: The opportunities are many. On the one hand, established businesses are seeking to co-opt the tools of social media and use them for commercial gain. Many organisations now employ teams of social media managers, bloggers and specialist digital marketing professionals; jobs that didn't exist a decade ago. On the other hand, third sector organisations are making use of these tools to build complex and conversational communication strategies for minimal cost. Both commercial and non-commercial organisations need to deepen their understanding of how social media can support their aims. Become a Social Media Expert: On the MA Social Media, at Birmingham School of Media or by distance-learning, you will explore the techniques of social media, consider the development and direction of social media as a creative industry, and will contribute new research and knowledge to the field. For students studying on-campus, Birmingham has a thriving social media scene with strong links to the course, and this scene is fast becoming an industry. It is therefore wholly appropriate that this programme should be based within Birmingham School of Media, where students will have access to a peer group and active community of social media practitioners. [+]

Course Summary

If recent years have shown anything, it's that social media is changing the relationship between citizens and the state, whilst enabling others to more effectively reach and engage with audiences on a commercial level. Either way, it’s clear that there are opportunities for social media professionals to make significant impacts in their rapidly growing field, innovate and shape practice.

Explore How Business and Non-Profits Can Utilise Social Media: The opportunities are many. On the one hand, established businesses are seeking to co-opt the tools of social media and use them for commercial gain. Many organisations now employ teams of social media managers, bloggers and specialist digital marketing professionals; jobs that didn't exist a decade ago. On the other hand, third sector organisations are making use of these tools to build complex and conversational communication strategies for minimal cost. Both commercial and non-commercial organisations need to deepen their understanding of how social media can support their aims.... [-]


Masters in International Broadcast Journalism

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MA in International Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University is taught by experienced broadcast professionals. This ensures students get a thorough grounding in all aspects of radio and television journalism as well as a deep understanding of how journalists operate in a UK context and in the wider world. You will work on real stories and get lots of hands on experience with industry standard kit and in our new state of the art studios. Birmingham School of Media’s outstanding links with news organisations including the BBC and Sky News means students have lots of opportunities to network with working broadcast journalists and other industry figures. Students have undertaken internships/placements with organisations including the BBC, France Television, NDTV and NRK Norway. Our former students have gone on to a range of interesting careers in journalism, including working at CNBC-TV, Guangdong TV, Time Magazine, the United Nations and even running their own online radio station. [+]

Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess a prior degree or equivalent, or have considerable experience in a related field and be able to demonstrate outstanding ability and potential. Good spoken and written English is vital. IELTS level 6.5 is a minimum. Applicants should have proven interest in the subject at the very least, though actual experience in the media is preferred. They should have a strong and inquiring mind and a tendency not to take ‘no’ for an answer.

 

 

Employability

Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the needs of the current marketplace. Many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments.... [-]