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MA-Postgraduate Diploma Broadcast Journalism

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  • Objectives
    All our applied courses emphasise core, generic journalism skills and knowledge - writing, researching, interviewing, organising and structuring information - and then apply them to the different media platforms. This is achieved through media production to professional standards in a simulated workplace environment, work experience and exposure to media professionals. Students examine a range of journalism issues - ethical, legal, historical, organisational - recognising that the best journalists are those who reflect on journalistic practice. The MA in Broadcast Journalism is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements 2:1 degree or overseas equivalent. Previous journalistic experience is not required but excellent writing and communication skills are essential, plus wide general knowledge and an appetite for investigation. Good computing and word processing skills are desirable. Minimum IELTS score of 7.5 (with 7 in each component).
  • Academic Title
    MA/Postgraduate Diploma Broadcast Journalism
  • Course description
    Course content

    Core modules:

    -Researching News
    -Law for journalists
    -Ethics and regulation
    -Power and society
    -Journalism dissertation/portfolio (pgDip omit this module)
    -Broadcast News
    -Advanced Broadcast Journalism

    Optional modules:

    A range including:

    -Global journalism
    -Media Audiences
    -Contemporary Broadcasting Issues
    -Journalism History
    -Communicating Politics
    -Teaching
    -Lectures
    -Seminars
    -Group workshops
    -Individual and team assignments

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