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  • Entry requirements
    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Normal entry requires a good undergraduate degree on the British model in Journalism or in a cognate discipline in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Equivalent qualifications from overseas and professional qualifications are also acceptable and, in specific cases, may even be credited towards postgraduate qualification. Applicants with professional/industrial experience and /or training, but not meeting the normal entry requirements will be considered on their merits. Overseas students must demonstrate the nature of their education and qualifications in their application proving a high standard of English competence before embarking on the programme. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT For entry to the MA programme, students must have a qualification equivalent to level 7 on the English Speaking Union (ESU) scale. The most common qualifications are: TOEFL score of 600 IELTS score of 7.00 GCE English Language grade B Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Please note that these scores are considered a basic requirement, other language qualifications may be accepted by the University. It is possible that those with lower IELTS /Toefl scores may be considered for entry but - you may be required to participate in and successfully complete the Universitys language tuition programmes as a condition of entry.
  • Academic Title
    Journalism MA (Automotive Journalism/Global Journalism)
  • Course description
    Our Postgraduate Programme offers you exciting and dynamic courses arising from a long tradition of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and scholarship at Coventry University. As one of the founding departments in the field in the UK, over twenty-five years ago, its staff has included many seminal figures in many aspects of Communication, Culture and Media studies. This programme constitutes an extension of our history of Masters provision in the area of specialised journalism.

    The Programme is modular in structure, leading to the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Journalism, and Masters qualifications in Automotive Journalism and Global Journalism.

    Reasons to choose Journalism MA (Automotive Journalism/Global Journalism) degree

    The Automotive Journalism MA draws on our established links within the fields of print and broadcast journalism, and automotive design. It will enable you to develop a core of journalistic skills and knowledge which are generic requirements of the profession, together with a specific field of expertise: the automotive industry. You will study the essentials of journalism, ranging from legal issues to practical writing, and you will also study the context of the todays automotive industry - how it works and the issues it faces.

    Career prospects include positions on specialist trade publications in the field, specialist reporting for more general publications, and specialist broadcast or web-based journalism, as well as opportunities for roles within communications, marketing and public relations within the automotive and transport industries.

    The Global Journalism MA draws on our established links within the fields of print and broadcast journalism, and current research within the subject group in global media and communication. It will enable you to develop a core of journalistic skills and knowledge which are generic requirements of the profession together with a specific field of expertise: the global media context. You will study the essentials of journalism, ranging from legal issues to practical writing, and you will also study the context of global media organisations and global /international issues facing and addressed by all media.

    Future prospects

    Career prospects include positions within established media/broadcasting organisations in a range of national and international contexts, positions in newspapers, specialist and trade publications as a specialist reporter particularly those with global focus. Opportunities will also exist in emerging broadcast contexts such as web-based text journalism, web- TV and web-radio.

    Course content

    The CCM Postgraduate Programme offers three levels of qualification:

        * Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Journalism PgCert CCM, (60 Credits);
        * Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Journalism PgDip CCM (120 Credits);

        * MA Automotive Journalism
        * MA Global Journalism


    CORE TEACHING

    All students on the Specialist Journalism Programme take the Mandatory Core Modules:

        * M20CMC Law Government & Public Administration introduces students to necessary knowledge of legal and regulatory and governmental frameworks within which journalists must work
        * M21CMC and M22CMC Journalism Skills and Techniques I & II Introduces and develops the necessary professional and research skills in this area.
        * M23CMC Professional Practice in Specialist Journalism, in which students experience the practices of a professional journalistic environment in their chosen specialist field
        * M26CMC Journalism Themes and Issues, which deals with the theoretical aspects of contemporary journalism, including ethical issues, questions of media ownership and representation
        * M24CMC Postgraduate Journal enables students to develop and present key editing and journalistic evaluation skills by taking part in the production of their own in-house publication
        * M25CMC MA Journalism Research Project enables students to undertake masters level research and produce a final project and reflective report.

    SPECIALIST CORE MODULES

    Professional Practice in Specialist Journalism M25CMC

    Automotive Journalism M60ID Automotive Industry in Context

    Global Journalism M27CMC Global Media and Communication Studies

    PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

    Postgraduate Certificate Stage

    PgCert Specialist Journalism,

    Postgraduate Diploma Stage

    PgDip Specialist Journalism,

    The Masters Stage

    TEACHING STAFF

    TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

    Teaching takes the form of a mixture of lectures, seminars , discussions and workshops. Students are expected to read widely, contribute actively to discussions, and devise study topics for themselves in negotiation with tutors.

    Modules are assessed entirely by coursework, including: several forms of written and media based journalistic assignments, essays, reports and projects. Students must normally achieve an average mark of 50% on their PgD Stage modules before proceeding to the MA Stage

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