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This MA is designed for graduates of disciplines such as social sciences and humanities who wish to pursue a career in journalism. On this stimulating programme you will develop skills in research and writing as well as engaging with contemporary debates around the news and media industries. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to complete the National Council for the Training of Journalists professional qualifications required to work as a journalist in the UK. What you study In the course of the programme, you will have the opportunity to compile a substantial portfolio of published work, working closely with our partner organisation, the Evening Gazette (part of the Trinity Mirror Group). You will also undertake a major journalism project in a subject area of your choice. How you learn The educational aims of the programme are to produce graduates who are competent journalists, with an appropriate range of higher-level professional skills, as well as a reflective awareness of contemporary issues in the field. In particular the course aims to address both traditional and emerging areas of the discipline, from both a practical, professional perspective and from a critical, analytical point of view. It aims to develop reflective practitioners with sophisticated transferable skills, and the ability to take responsibility for their own future learning and development. As such you will be expected to read, research and produce media products, such as stories, video and audio, in your own time. In taught sessions you will experience a range of learning and teaching strategies to help you form both a theoretical and practical understanding of the field of journalism. Your understanding of the subject will be developed through workshops, seminars, group work and by producing content for the Tside website. You will also get the opportunity to contribute to a professional news organisation. How you are assessed The National Council for the Training of Journalists? (NCTJ) qualifications sit across a number of modules and, as an accredited centre, incorporating a professional qualification, there is a great deal of emphasis on practical work-related learning. The NCTJ assessments incorporate a portfolio and a series of examinations. You will learn news values, news story construction, news writing, and how to make audio and video for websites. We also see it as an essential component of the degree that you engage in reflective practice which will inform your future personal and professional development as a journalist. For your final degree project you will undertake a self-conceived piece of independent research and produce an extended essay under the guidance of a nominated supervisor. The dissertation is designed to give you the opportunity to pursue an aspect of a field of journalism and the news industries which you find particularly interesting and to develop a more specialised understanding of it. Career opportunities A qualification and experience in journalism opens up a vast range of opportunities in all areas of the news and media industries.

This MA is designed for graduates of disciplines such as social sciences and humanities who wish to pursue a career in journalism. On this stimulating programme you will develop skills in research and writing as well as engaging with contemporary debates around the news and media industries. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to complete the National Council for the Training of...

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Entry Requirements

Each applicant is evaluated on an individual basis and their level of achievement, experience and appropriateness for the degree properly assessed. Applicants should normally have a first or 2.1 in a recognised undergraduate programme. All candidates wilities inItemalue+oSn++???A????#? ?+???????????????????????????????????+S?++??????,???@#iItem????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????{?????W?????????W???W????{*?W?W??????????????A???A???????A?A???A??????A????A???

Each applicant is evaluated on an individual basis and their level of achievement, experience and appropriateness for the degree properly assessed. Applicants should normally have a first or 2.1 in a recognised undergraduate programme. All candidates wilities inItemalue+oSn++???A????#?...

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