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  • Academic Title
    MA in Journalism International
  • Course description

    Do you want to study journalism in the city which many call the media capital of the world? Learn broadcast journalism in the city where the BBC began? Be instilled in a newspaper tradition that goes back nearly 400 years?

    What about write about culture or develop your web skills in one of the world’s cultural nerve centres?  Do you want to develop your practical skills but also reflect critically on the profession of journalism? Then this is the course for you.

    Who is the course designed for?

    This MA course is intended for students from anywhere in the world who want to pursue a career in journalism.  The students are a mix of new graduates, often with a media-related degree or work experience, working alongside those who have already worked in journalism, who want to sharpen, develop and build on their skills. Their aim is to combine the acquisition and development of practical skills in journalism with a theoretical grounding to underpin the intellectual skills necessary for the understanding and practise of journalism as a profession.

    Who will be my colleagues on the course?

    It’s an amazingly diverse course. Every September we welcome students from every continent; from Australia via Russia to Zimbabwe, with many countries in between; new nationalities join our list each year – Syria and Cuba are two new ones this time around. Most students are in their twenties, but we usually have quite a wide range of ages as well as experience,

    What’s the course like?

    There’s a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of journalism – ‘learning by doing’ - you will emerge from the course ‘multi-skilled’, with both the intellectual and technical skills of journalism.  The media facilities at the University’s Harrow Campus, where this course is based, are excellent. They are purpose-built and equipped with up-to-date, broadcast quality studio facilities, as well as the latest software used in video and audio editing, electronic news production, online journalism and computer-based page lay-out. Assessment in the practice-based modules is based on individual or group journalistic assignments, and throughout the course you are encouraged to work and think independently.

    The course takes a global perspective, not just in the richness and diversity of student intake – which enables all of us to learn from each other about journalism in other parts of the world. You can discover how news stories are reported differently in different countries or what makes a news story international, learn about the issues facing journalists in different parts of the world; explore international issues in your assignments.

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