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MA-PgDip-PgCert Print Journalism

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally • an honours degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent in any subject • a good standard of written and spoken English. If English is a second language, you normally need an of IELTS 6.5 You may also be considered if you do not hold a degree but can provide evidence of relevant professional experience.
  • Academic Title
    MA/PgDip/PgCert Print Journalism
  • Course description
    There has never been a more exciting and challenging time to begin a career in journalism.

    This course equips you to work in mainstream journalism producing newspapers and magazines and out in the field.

    We designed it to introduce you to many areas of journalism but also to focus on editing and producing news in organisations.

    The main areas of study are • researching • newsgathering • copywriting • editing • the production process • layout and design.

    You learn the range of skills you need to become a successful journalist, including
    • interviewing techniques
    • news and feature writing
    • understanding the importance of careful research
    • production skills

    We have excellent links with regional and national newspapers, and the major broadcasting organisations, including the BBC and ITV.

    We also work closely with the Press Association, the premier newsgathering agency in the UK, where international broadcast journalists learn radio and television techniques.

    You have access to these organisations during your studies and can take advantage of placement opportunities.

    As part of your development, you meet and work with professionals working in the industry at regional and national level.

    Associated careers

    There are many career opportunities available in the industry including working on magazines and newspapers.

    Because of our strong links to news organisations, you are able to increase your chances of employment, following graduation.

    Course content

    Modules
    • newsgathering • differences between writing news and features • editing and production process • research skills • editing, design and layout for newspapers and magazine.

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