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MA Interactive Journalism

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements: An undergraduate degree of 2i or higher, or related professional experience, plus in either case, a demonstrable interest in journalism.
  • Academic Title
    MA Interactive Journalism
  • Course description
    MA Interactive Journalism will explore the opportunities and challenges posed by the digital revolution in the gathering and presentation of news. It will offer the opportunity to develop
    practical skills and produce innovative work and research.

    The University of Glamorgan is ideally placed to address the technological and cultural challenges facing 21st century journalism, through its experience in providing multi-platform journalism education, its ethos of collaboration in creative arts, digital technologies and media theory, and its culture of innovation.

    Course Content

    You will study the following modules:

        * Newsgathering/Writing Skills – relating to interactive and converged journalism
        * Law and Regulation – specific to the interactive/converged environment
        * Academic Research Skills
        * Relevant Media Theory
        * Video Journalism/Online Production/Technical Digital Skills
        * Major Project – a chance to pursue innovative approaches to the emerging journalistic environment with the support of experts
        * Dissertation – a substantial piece of written, evidence-based work into a major issue in journalism as it relates to interactivity and
          technological convergence
          How To Study

          Modules will involve lectures, seminars and project work.

    Career prospects

    Students will not only develop skills in digital journalism, but will explore deeper, broader and innovative responses to the challenges posed by interactivity and convergence. This MA will enable mid-career journalists, and those new to the industry, to offer employers evidence of a skills-based but strategic approach to the new journalistic environment.

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