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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

This vocational course helps students develop the knowledge and journalism skills for reporting national and international news in the UK and/or other countries. We will use state of the art facilities to teach you practical skills that are required in your work as a professional journalist.

  • The world is changing rapidly with exciting developments as well as significant challenges. There has never been a greater need for well-educated and well trained journalists to report global news
  • You will receive practical training in multi-media journalism skills, including print, online and broadcast journalism
  • You will practise your professional skills in the industry-standard newsrooms, TV studios and radio booths in the £38 million Redmonds Building in Liverpool city centre
  • The course helps you understand international relations and global issues that are regularly reported in the news
  • You will learn how the media systems operate in different parts of the world
  • You are taught by staff with many years of journalism experience from a wide range of national and international news organisations
  • Staff have close links with the BBC, Granada TV, Sky News, Sky Sports, Channel 5 News and many other media companies
  • Opportunities for internships with various media and news organisations
  • You will also develop your research skills that can be useful for your careers and/or further study (e.g. PhD degree)
  • This course is suitable for both UK and international students
  • Our graduates have been employed by many media organisations in the UK and around the world, including the United States, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and other countries.

The course is suitable for students from a variety of subject areas. You will receive excellent training in multi-media journalism within a broader international context. The programme will develop your ability to report global news and your skills to work as an international journalist in a digital era.


How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.


This module aims to enhance your understanding of the media in an international context, allowing the comparison of media in different cultures, and the context in which the media operates in apparently very different societies. It helps you to gain knowledge and understanding of the main influences on news-orientated media in a variety of countries; analyse and evaluate how these influences affect the performance and influence of the media in different countries; analyse and evaluate how social media is impacting on the production and effects of the media in a variety of contrasting countries.

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Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:2 in a related subject or a minimum of five years' journalistic experience.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more

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