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MA - Master of Arts

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Journalism (General)

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Course Summary

Study our real-world, practice-focused Master's in Journalism, accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). Supported by the unique BBC Mentor scheme, our MA Journalism teaches students the skills they need to become the multimedia news and investigative journalists of the future.

We aim to produce graduates with the skills suitable for entry-level multimedia journalism jobs in television, radio, digital and print.

Why study this course?

Develop the latest multimedia storytelling skills - informaed by the latest industry standards. You'll learn how to produce content with impact that will captivate and engage audiences in a highly competitive broadcast landscape.

You'll study in a highly professional and creative environment with access to modern facilities with a rolling programme of guest lecturers, industry speakers and live collaborative projects. These opportunities underpin the real-world knowledge and entrepreneurial skills required to succeed in your career.

Our MA Journalism is based at Bower Ashton Campus, part of City Campus, where you'll find exceptional facilities and resources. These include industry standard digital media, production and fabrication workshops, which offer a combination of traditional tools and the latest technology.

Bristol is a vibrant and innovative media hub with the highest concentration of creative industries outside London. We work closely with a wide range of mainstream and independent news and current affairs broadcasters and publishers in the city. We also work with creative and cultural partners, including Local TV Bristol, Bristol Post, Ujima Radio, and the Pervasive Media Studio based at Watershed an indpeendent cinema and digital creativity centre.

We welcome recent graduates, media professionals wishing to update their investigative, writing and critical analysis skills, and those from other professions seeking a career change. Applicants must have previous journalism/writing experience and be able to demonstrate a passion to produce fair and accurate journalism that has impact.

Developing ready and able graduates

You'll concentrate on future-focused journalism informed by industry, plus opportunities to apply practical journalistic skills through live briefs and regular 'news days' which replicate professional industry. There are opportunities to gain work experience in local, national or international media outlets and explore real stories on the streets of Bristol and beyond.

Our unique partnership with the BBC offers a valuable mentoring scheme, providing support and guidance with your journalism practice and advice on your future career.

The BBC Mentor Scheme

You have a rare and unique opportunity to be matched with a BBC mentor who, alongside your tutor, will guide you through your final project. Your mentor will provide support and guidance with your journalism practice and advice on your future career.

For more information, see the listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.


This module is a practice-based module designed to introduce you to, or develop, your journalistic skills, and to encourage reflection about how journalists operate. You will discuss the purpose of journalism and the conventions of the news media, develop a critical awareness of target audiences, and increase your competence of editorial software applications.

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See the listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.

University information

A champion of ambition, the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) offers students an exceptional learning environment dedicated to success. From developing skills, acquiring new qualifications, boosting career prospects, or embarking on a complete career change, UWE Bristol offers all students a welcoming and supportive environment within a thriving and inviting city. The university offers an impressive variety of taught and...more

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