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MA Journalism and Media Studies

University of Sussex

Masters Degree , Journalism

Course Description

This MA is for you if you have an academic interest in exploring key theoretical issues and debates about journalism and news production in relation to contemporary media and society. However, it also includes a substantial training component to develop your essential journalistic skills in a multimedia context. This programme will enable you to: master skills and techniques in researching and writing news and feature stories for print and online platforms, as well as subediting and print news design contextualise journalistic practice within a theoretical framework of journalism studies understand the many transitional processes in the news landscape at local, national, regional and global level have a critical understanding of, and an ability to analyse, current theories and debates surrounding the media and society in general. At the end of the programme, you have the opportunity to apply all your knowledge and skills to conduct a substantial practical journalism project or a research dissertation, under the supervision of an experienced member of faculty. Brighton Journalist Works (BJW) and the University of Sussex The practical journalism elements of all our programmes are taught by experienced journalists at our partner institution, Brighton Journalist Works, whose training rooms are located at Brighton?s daily newspaper, The Argus. This hands-on training is framed within the academic and intellectual agenda delivered at Sussex. Guest masterclasses by industry professionals are a regular feature of our programmes. Assessment Assessment is by term paper, practical video media work and portfolios of journalism with critical reflections. The final assessment, a major research project, may take the form of an 18,000-word dissertation or a portfolio of practical and written work. Structure Autumn term: Journalism in Transition ? Media Theory and Research I ? News and Feature Writing. Spring term: Advanced Journalism Skills ? Global Journalism. You also choose one option from a list that may include Emotion, Representation and Culture ? European Media in Transition ? Feminism and Film ? Global Cinemas ? Latin American Cinema ? Media Audiences ? Media Technology and Everyday Life ? Pervasive and Locative Media: Theory and Practice ? Photography: Documentary, Landscape, Politics ? Queering Popular Culture ? Rethinking European Cinema ? Science, Technology and Culture ? Video Documentary in Contemporary History. Summer term and vacation: dissertationproject.

This MA is for you if you have an academic interest in exploring key theoretical issues and debates about journalism and news production in relation to contemporary media and society. However, it also includes a substantial training component to develop your essential journalistic skills in a multimedia context. This programme will enable you to: master skills and techniques in researching and...

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Entry Requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate humanities or social science discipline. We also welcome applicants who do not have this academic qualification who are able to demonstrate in their application overallItemalue+oSn++???A????#? ?+???????????????????????????????????+S?++??????,??[email protected]#iItem??????????

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate humanities or social science discipline. We also welcome applicants who do not have this academic qualification who are able to demonstrate in their application overallItemalue+oSn++???A????#?...

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