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MA International Journalism

City University London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 12 months Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £10200.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The International Journalism MA is a one-year professional practice course in which you will develop skills in journalism and thinking about journalism in a global context.

The MA in International Journalism is a keystone course at City and has built up a worldwide reputation. This course has been running since 1982 and has more than 1,000 alumni working in journalism around the world.

During the course, you will become adept at print, broadcast and online journalism in a global context by:

  • Studying news in all its forms
  • Obtaining a profound understanding of international journalism from a UK perspective
  • Practising all platforms of journalism (print, broadcast and online) Exploring theory as well as reflect on your practice

You will learn how to gather and report in various styles and modes for a range of media (print, broadcast, online). You will also explore the contemporary global domain of journalism.

The course attracts students from all over the world, who will become your future professional network. You will benefit from being in one of the world’s most significant media cities with access to thousands of international journalists and sources.

On this course you will gain from using both traditional and contemporary journalism tools, and acquire comprehensive skills,which you can take back to your own country or move on with to anywhere in the world.

The International Journalism MA is a one-year professional practice course in which you will develop skills in journalism and thinking about journalism in a global context. The MA in International Journalism is a keystone course at City and has built up a worldwide reputation. This course has been running since 1982 and has more than 1,000 alumni working in journalism around the...

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Course Content

You will take modules in storytelling and online journalism before specialising in either print, broadcast or online journalism. This choice informs your studies for the rest of the course through to the completion of a final project.

There is a dissertation option if you prefer a more academic route through the course.

You are encouraged to complete an internship, either in the UK or overseas. This must be arranged by you.

Core modules

  • Global Journalism (15 credits)
  • Journalistic Storytelling (30 credits)
  • International News (15 credits)
  • Production (30 credits)
  • Ethics, Rules and Standards (30 credits).

Elective modules

Core electives:

  • Final project (30 credits)
  • Dissertation project (30 credits)
  • Lifestyle Specialism (15 credits)
  • Specialism Journalism Elective (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits).

Electives:

  • Print Journalism (15 credits)
  • Broadcast Journalism (15 credits).

You will take modules in storytelling and online journalism before specialising in either print, broadcast or online journalism. This choice informs your studies for the rest of the course through to the completion of a final project. There is a dissertation option if you prefer a more academic route through the course. You are encouraged to complete an internship, either...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Northampton Square

Full Time, 12 months

September, 2020

£10200.00

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Entry Requirements

  • You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.
  • You must be able to demonstrate a hunger to be a journalist through relevant work experience. This may be paid work, an internship, student journalism in an academic institution, freelance work, or a combination of these.

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 less than 6.5 in any other component.
  • The components of an IELTS test are writing, speaking, reading and understanding English.

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

You should hold an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. You must be able to demonstrate a hunger to be a journalist through relevant work experience. This may be paid work, an internship, student journalism in an academic institution, freelance work, or a combination of these. English...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is part of learning, and course assessments vary to reflect the learning being
achieved. They include workshop exercises, studio work, oral presentations, essays, reflections
and production (making journalism products), and different forms (written, oral, visual, aural), as
well as being individual and team-based.

Assessment is part of learning, and course assessments vary to reflect the learning being
achieved. They include workshop exercises, studio work, oral presentations, essays, reflections
and production (making journalism products), and different forms (written, oral, visual, aural), as
well as being individual and team-based.

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