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This course is designed for students who have a fascination with the power and influence of the media, whether their aim is to become a journalist or not. It has at its core an academic approach to journalism, examining its place in the community and wider society, its ethical and legal responsibilities and its relationship with government and the consumer. Students will examine this rapidly globalising industry and the opportunities it offers them as creative entrepreneurs. At the heart of this course will be digital journalism and global news and communications. There will also be advanced practical modules and an optional work placement to prepare students with the employability skills they need to enter any part of the media industry. The course is designed to create thinking journalists who have developed their skills in a ?real world? environment. Students will be taught the practice of print, online, radio and television news in simulated newsroom environments, producing their own material across all media to strict deadlines. The course culminates in the MA project, which is a written or writtenpractical mix research project. The teaching staff on the course are all specialist media academics, many have backgrounds as practitioners in one or more areas of the industry and have close contacts with current media professionals and decision makers. As well as interacting with university teaching fellows with a proven excellence in pedagogic research, you will also experience the vibrant applied research culture of the faculty. Many of your tutors are engaged in innovative real-world research projects and have a track record of publications and scholarly activity in their field. The faculty also hosts two research centres: Women, Ageing and Media and Media, Memory and Community. A series of guest lectures, external moderation and work placements provide students with close contact with the workplace that will help guide and motivate them during their time on the course. The curriculum developed for the MA Journalism will reflect the changes in the nature of news-gathering and production in a fast moving industry. The wider journalism and media theory will provide the academic context of the course and the practical aspects will reflect the new environment in which journalists are required not only to provide material for a newspaper or radio station, but for the web. The students will be taught the practical skills needed as multi-platform journalists, in the context of the current debates about ownership of media outlets and information, citizen journalism and the challenges of instant access to live news on 24-hour channels. As masters level journalists the graduates of this course will be prepared for their role as key thinkers and planners in the future of the multi-platform journalism industry. They will understand how the industry functions internally as well as being aware of its role in the wider world. Some of our modules * Journalism * Journalism Practical * Web 2.0 * Media and Creative Industries * Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries * Community Media * Global News and Communications Benefits * Working with professional journalists and media academics on a multi-platform * journalism course addressing the needs of the industry * Pittville Studios has professional standard TV and Radio studios and a fully equipped Print Newsroom * All students will have the chance go on work placement within the journalism industry whether it be on a newspaper, online news outlet, in a press office, or at a TV or radio station Career paths * Journalist * Press officer * Public relations * Community media * Freelance media practitioner * PhD research

This course is designed for students who have a fascination with the power and influence of the media, whether their aim is to become a journalist or not. It has at its core an academic approach to journalism, examining its place in the community and wider society, its ethical and legal responsibilities and its relationship with government and the consumer. Students will examine this rapidly...

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Entry Requirements

you will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent and/or relevant equivalent industry experience international students need IELTS 7.0 overall (no less than 7.5 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

you will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent and/or relevant equivalent industry experience international students need IELTS 7.0 overall (no less than 7.5 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

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