International Journalism (MA)

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  • Objectives
    To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the international media or in related fields.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:

    Suitable for aspiring journalists, mid-career practitioners and graduates wishing to deepen their understanding of journalism.

    Applicants should possess a higher education degree of at least lower second class honours (2:2), or a non-UK qualification recognised by the University as being equivalent to this. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional qualifications or experience.

    In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.0, or an equivalent English language qualification. However, applicants with an IELTS score of 6.5 will be considered provided they undertake and successfully complete the University’s eight-week pre-sessional English course.
  • Academic title
    International Journalism (MA)
  • Course description
    Course Description:

    The course offers the opportunity to gain a perspective on 21st century journalism in different media and in different countries. It offers a mix of practice and theory, techniques and advanced academic study.

    The taught component of the course amounts to 120 credits. Students complete this across two semesters (Autumn and Spring) from the end of September to the beginning of June. Students are then required to submit a dissertation at the end of August. The dissertation carries 60 credits.

    This degree offers practical journalism, but remains an academic Masters degree. The practical working environment within the degree aims to deepen professional knowledge and challenge understandings. Students choose to specialise in broadcast, documentary, magazine or newspaper. All will study the following areas:

        * Information Gathering and Analysis I and II covering investigative journalism techniques and academic research methods;
        * International News Production I and II (with pathways in Broadcasting, Magazine, Newspaper and Documentary);
        * Foreign News Reporting.

    Optional modules include: Media Law; New Media & Politics; Propaganda & the Reporting of Conflict; Reporting Business, Finance & Economics; Insurgency into the 21st Century; Citizen Media; Global Crisis Reporting; In the Editor’s Chair, International Relations for Journalists, Development Communications; and Reporting Health and Science.

    Special Features:

        * Attracts international students wanting to strengthen the journalistic competence in their own countries.
        * Provides a richness of exposure (through the multicultural nature of the student body) to comparative international media practices.
        * It is aimed at journalists wanting a period of reflection and study about the practice of 21st century journalism.

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