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If you are a practising journalist with the NCTJ National Certificate Examination for News Reporters who is aiming to make the step up into management, this course is for you. You study contemporary developments in the media, research methods and a broad-based approach to management. You graduate with a range of high-level professional and leadership skills and the ability to take responsibility for your own future learning and development. Please note that your NCTJ qualification will be counted as 60 credits towards your master?s qualification. What you study You study a specific, industry-based challenge, covering a range of topics such as monetisation, marketing, market development, organisational structure, convergence, ethical practice and new operational models. We develop experienced journalists as leaders and managers capable of taking their businesses forward in the current industrial context. The first stage comprises three 20-credit modules and in the second you complete a final 60-credit work-based project. How you learn We produce graduates with a range of higher-level professional and leadership skills, a sophisticated awareness of contemporary issues in the field, and the ability to take responsibility for their own future learning and development. As such, you are expected to read around your subject and carry out research. In taught sessions, you experience a range of learning and teaching strategies to help you form both a theoretical and practical understanding of journalistic practice. Your understanding of the subject is developed through workshops, seminars and group work. How you are assessed A range of assessment methods is used, from portfolios of practical work, to formal reports and academic essays. You work in a group on practical, problem-solving exercises and write a report, which helps develop the academic skills needed for your Final Project. You also deliver a formal presentation or seminar paper on an area of journalistic interest. You keep an online reflective journal, helping you to articulate your learning and develop your understanding of research methods used to plan your Final Project (this involves you producing an extensive report incorporating a detailed strategic proposal). Formative feedback is given by your supervisor at various stages of the project. Career opportunities A qualification added to experience in journalism opens up a vast range of opportunities in all areas of the news and media industries.

If you are a practising journalist with the NCTJ National Certificate Examination for News Reporters who is aiming to make the step up into management, this course is for you. You study contemporary developments in the media, research methods and a broad-based approach to management. You graduate with a range of high-level professional and leadership skills and the ability to take responsibility...

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