MSc International Journalism University of Stirling
Our Masters course in International Journalism introduces students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds to the theory and practice of journalism in a global context. The course is internationally-focused and deals with the practice of journalism across different media, cultural and regulatory environments.
With a combination of practice and theory, the MSc International Journalism at Stirling enables you to tailor your studies by choosing a practice- or theory-led route depending on your interests and career ambitions.
The course is provided by our Division of Communications, Media and Culture, which has a strong international profile, and builds on our existing strengths in teaching and research. In journalism alone, the Division has staff from South Africa, Venezuela, USA, China and Ireland, as well as the UK.
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On the MSc International Journalism you will:
- Develop advanced research, investigative and analysis skills.
- Acquire advanced skills in writing news stories, features and blogs
- Understand style and its relationship to content
- Develop skills to publish news content across multiple media
- Gain audio and video production skills
- Understand the cultural, social and political significance of journalism
- Understand transnational practices in the cultural, social, economic and political realms
- Understand the different legal, cultural and political contexts in which they might have to operate
The MSc takes place within the two 15-week semesters and consists of two components; a taught course followed by a dissertation or investigate research project. Full time students will take a total of six taught modules across the year, or across two years if part time.
The course will be delivered through lectures, seminars and practical workshops. You’ll also be expected to conduct independent research.
Students benefit from a programme of guest speakers who are veteran journalists and professionals in the field and explain the different challenges of the job and the ways to overcome them.
You’ll be expected to write essays, produce content under professional conditions and take part in class tests. Learning will also be assessed in a dissertation or investigative research project. There will also be a continuous, informal approach to assessment in the form of weekly discussions and problem-solving exercises.
Dr Will Dinan
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