The course offers two study routes to suit your future plans: You can choose one of two routes for the award: the Dissertation Route or a Practice Route culminating in a final project.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Semester 1 (core modules)
- Approaches to Social and Cultural Diversity
Semester 1 (optional modules)
- Journalism Practice and Inclusive Society
- Introduction to Inclusive Journalism
- Media Production Skills
- Issues in Journalism: Freedom of Speech, Ethics and Democracy
Semester 2 (core modules)
- Diversity in the Media: Models, Institutions, Practices
- Final Project
Semester 2 (optional modules)
- Reporting Diversity: Gender, Sexuality, Age, Disability
- Planning Campaign Communications
- Media, Activism and Politics
- Sociology of News
- Media Audiences
You should possess, or be expecting, at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent). If English is your second language you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with 6.0 in each element.
This course is designed to attract a mix of new graduates, often with a media-related degree or work experience, and people who have already worked in journalism, but want to enhance their understanding of social diversity and their skills in the area of inclusive journalism. It is suitable for existing media professionals that want to reflect on their practice as journalists, as well as students who want to pursue a career in the media, national and local government, IGOs and NGOs or who intend to embark on a relevant research/academic career. It will be a valuable asset for civil servants and local authority staff, NGO workers working on immigration, equality, social inclusion and cohesion and community regeneration whose duties involve communication and media work.
Career development centre
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With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.
In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.
As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.
We can help you:
- find work placements related to your course
- find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
- find international opportunities to enhance your employability
- market yourself effectively to employers
- write better CVs and application forms
- develop your interview and enterprise skills
- plan your career with our careers consultants
- meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year