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MA Financial 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 MA in Financial Journalism is a unique globally-focused programme that aims to train you to work as a financial journalist for top tier international news organisations.

The MA in Financial Journalism is unique in its international reach and includes the chance for overseas travel. The course teaches the skills needed for financial journalism. Supported by the Marjorie Deane Foundation the course aims to develop the professional skills and knowledge needed to work in a multimedia environment…

Through the generous support of the Marjorie Deane Foundation for Financial Journalism, the MA Financial Journalism degree offers two unique features:

  • A study abroad programme that subsidises student travel to study financial journalism in New York and Shanghai.
  • Full tuition scholarship opportunities through the generosity of the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation for both UK/EU students and overseas students from developing countries.

The MA in Financial Journalism is a unique globally-focused programme that aims to train you to work as a financial journalist for top tier international news organisations. The MA in Financial Journalism is unique in its international reach and includes the chance for overseas travel. The course teaches the skills needed for financial journalism. Supported by the Marjorie Deane...

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Course Content

By the end of the course, you will have had extensive training in the best professional practice of reporting business and financial news, working across television, radio, print and online media.

You will develop professional skills in

  • interviewing
  • researching
  • writing news stories and features
  • you will develop an understanding of how to obtain and use key economic and financial data, using state-of-the art Bloomberg terminals.

You will have a firm grounding in corporate, financial and economic reporting, the ability to understand and manipulate financial data and to critically analyse announcements by companies and government departments.

You will also complete a final project which demonstrates your ability to write a longer piece of written journalism or a broadcast video to a professional standard.

All of our MA Journalism students must undertake underpinning core modules in Ethics, Rules and Standards and a Final Project.

Teaching hours are between Mondays to Fridays during working hours, and occasionally outside those times.

By the end of the course, you will have had extensive training in the best professional practice of reporting business and financial news, working across television, radio, print and online media. You will develop professional skills in interviewing researching writing news stories and features you will develop an understanding of...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

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 will also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism.

Prerequisites

  • You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. Applicants that are below an upper second class degree can still apply. You may be asked to attend an interview before admission to the programme.  For overseas students, this will normally be done by telephone or Skype.
  • Rolling Admissions: students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to the course. This is a small course and places can fill up quickly. There is a rolling admission policy and students will normally be given a decision within four weeks of application. Interviews, either in person or by telephone, may be required.

Other Suitable Qualifications

As well as new graduates, we also welcome mature applicants with substantial work experience.

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 will also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in radio and/or television journalism. Prerequisites You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international...

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