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MA Broadcast JournalismTelevision Journalism

City University London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 10 months Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £10200.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The Broadcast Journalism MA at City is highly rated in the industry as evidenced by the range and number of alumni working in broadcasting, the awards won, and the industry placements offered.

With an exceptional national and international reputation, MA Broadcast Journalism produces award-winning journalists. Students study cutting-edge multimedia journalism, preparing them for work in radio, television, mobile, social, and digital production.  The emphasis is on practical skills: finding, researching, writing, newsgathering, interviewing, presenting, reporting, self-shooting/recording, and editing content.

With a diverse cohort of over 50 students, our Broadcast Journalism degree has an unparalleled network of alumni for work experience. Both practical and core journalism skills (Media Law, Journalism Ethics, Data Journalism) are taught in groups of 15 and upwards through lectures, workshops and broadcast-simulated news days.

Small groups of 15 ensure daily personal contact with tutors, including talkRADIO’s award-winning journalist Sandy Warr; former BBC/ITV self-shooting producer-director Sally Webb; former BBC TV reporter Colette Cooney; APTN journalist George Negas; BBC World Service’s Dr Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar and visiting lecturers former Reuters editor Lloyd Watson and former editor of The Andrew Marr Show Professor Barney Jones.

The Broadcast Journalism MA at City is highly rated in the industry as evidenced by the range and number of alumni working in broadcasting, the awards won, and the industry placements offered. With an exceptional national and international reputation, MA Broadcast Journalism produces award-winning journalists. Students study cutting-edge multimedia journalism, preparing them for work...

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Course Content

All of our Broadcast Journalism MA students must undertake core modules in Ethics, Rules and Standards and a Final Project. As a Broadcast Journalism student you will take a module in Newsgathering for TV and Radio; a module in Newsdays and Studio Production; and a module in Data Journalism. Teaching hours are between Monday to Friday during working hours, and occasionally outside those times.

Core modules

  • Journalism Ethics (30 credits)

You put practical journalism in an ethical context with case studies and there are discussion groups in term two.

  • Final Project (30 credits)

You bring your skills together to make a film/radio feature or documentary, depending on the course you have chosen.

  • Newsgathering for TV and Radio (30 credits)

You learn the theory of finding and producing news for TV and radio. You take a weekly news and current affairs test; and learn how to write basic copy for broadcast news.

  • Newsdays and Studio Production (30 credits)

You undertake 15 news-days where you cover a designated area and produce a local news programme. You also look at longer form production like documentary and feature making.

  • Politicial Headlines (15 credits)

You learn the structure of British Government and how it works; and you meet journalists who report and present it.

  • UK Media Law (15 credits)

Elective modules

Choose one of:

  • Journalism Innovation (15 credits)

You learn how to pitch an idea for a new, entrepreneurial sort of journalism.

  • Social and Digital Media (15 credits)

You learn how to make social media work for you as a broadcast journalist.

  • Introduction to Data Journalism (15 credits)

You will learn up-to-the-minute journalism skills using statistics and data to provide and substantiate stories.

All of our Broadcast Journalism MA students must undertake core modules in Ethics, Rules and Standards and a Final Project. As a Broadcast Journalism student you will take a module in Newsgathering for TV and Radio; a module in Newsdays and Studio Production; and a module in Data Journalism. Teaching hours are between Monday to Friday during working hours, and occasionally outside those...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Northampton Square

Full Time, 10 months

September, 2020

£10200.00

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree, or the equivalent from an international institution. Consideration may also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism. Students whose first language is not English are advised to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is designed specifically for students from outside the UK.

All complete applications will be considered and shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an open day and interview at the Institution.

Pre-requisites

Applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of TV and/or radio news and current affairs. We expect a high standard of general knowledge relating to politics, international news, sport and entertainment. You should also have work experience in a local radio station or similar.

Other suitable qualifications

As well as new graduates, we also welcome applications from mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism.

English requirements

If English is not your first language, you must get a minimum overall score of 7.0 in the IELTS English language test, including at least 7.0 in the writing component of the test and no lower than 6.5 in any other component. Students from outside the UK might wish to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is specifically designed for a global cohort.

English language programmes

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

  • Academic English
  • Pre-sessional English

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree, or the equivalent from an international institution. Consideration may also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism. Students whose first language is not English are advised to apply for the International Journalism MA, which is designed specifically for students from...

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Assessment Methods

All MA Journalism courses at City are practical, hands-on courses designed for aspiring journalists. As a result, much of your coursework will be journalistic assignments that you produce to deadline, as you would in a real news organisation.

Assessments vary from module to module but include coursework, practical work both in groups and individually, a Final Project, a written timed test, and essays.

All MA Journalism courses at City are practical, hands-on courses designed for aspiring journalists. As a result, much of your coursework will be journalistic assignments that you produce to deadline, as you would in a real news organisation. Assessments vary from module to module but include coursework, practical work both in groups and individually, a Final Project, a written timed...

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