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Full time | Leeds Beckett University | 1 year | 23-JAN-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

23-JAN-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Journalism (General) Report Writing (Business)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Whether you are starting your career in journalism or you are an experienced reporter looking to get to grips with a changing industry, this is your opportunity to sharpen the skills now demanded by employers.

You will develop your understanding of the very latest communication tools and technology while you engage with social media, search engine optimisation, crowd sourcing and user-generated content. You will also focus on the traditional media platforms of newspapers, television and radio.

This was the first journalism course in England to be taught from within a business school, providing students with access to our extensive contacts in industry. You will be able to take advantage of these links as you report on new developments, expanding companies and high-profile business leaders in a thriving city. You will also benefit from our contacts with an array of media organisations offering invaluable work placements and employment opportunities. Previous students have enjoyed work experience with BBC Newsnight, Reuters and The Independent.

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Modules

You will gain an understanding and critical awareness of journalism principles and practice in a rapidly evolving, diverse, global and technologically-driven media.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,000

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.