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MA Broadcast and Digital Journalism UK

MA Broadcast and Digital Journalism UK

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Broadcasting Studies Television Journalism Journalism (General)

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Course Summary

If you have an inquiring mind and are passionate about news and current affairs, this course is for you. Whether you are thinking of pursuing a career in general news journalism or you have developed an interest or specialism from your first degree, this course will give you the space to develop your skills, as you research, write or produce your own news stories.

On this course, you’ll gain the practical skills of modern journalism, particularly broadcast and online, with a particular focus on UK journalism practices, political systems and media law.

You’ll work in modern TV and radio studios, explore mobile journalism, develop online content, and record interviews and news reports. You’ll gain the knowledge to navigate the complexities of UK media law and ethics.

This course is designed to equip you with the core practical skills of journalism preparing you to work in the news media or related careers. It will also help you develop the ability to reflect critically on your own work and the nature and limitations of news coverage.

Some of your modules will be taught on campus, but much of your teaching will take place at our dedicated media centre in the heart of Norwich, ‘Broadcast House.’ We are based in the former studios of Radio Broadland and Heart Radio in the centre of this attractive and newsworthy city. The building was refitted by UEA in 2021 and is home to three purpose built soundproofed studios, equipped with a radio studio, a TV studio, and a podcast studio. We also have a 24-seat newsroom with Adobe Audition, Premier Pro, our newsroom production software, and a modern TV gallery.

You’ll undertake in-depth study of UK media law and regulation. as required by prospective employers in mainstream UK journalism. You’ll study the political and civic structures which govern the UK at local and national level, giving you the essential knowledge for finding and researching news stories. You’ll visit the courts and local councils and produce news stories based on what you’ve seen.

You will practice interviewing, reporting, audio and video production, and learn how to develop and structure news stories for different media. You’ll also hear from guest speakers from the world of industry and select an optional module to further your specific interests.

Our school is home to internationally recognised experts, and you will have access to their knowledge in the fields of public affairs, politics, international relations and cultural change.

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Entry requirements

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent in any subject. If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact university directly for further information. This degree is particularly suitable for applicants who have gained an area of specialist knowledge at first degree level, and who wish to combine that with broadcast journalism expertise, opening up for themselves the possibility of a career in the media, perhaps as a specialist reporter or broadcaster. The course is not suitable for students who have previously taken a professional qualification, such as an NCTJ or a BJTC Accredited Course. Such students, wishing to take a higher degree and extend their theoretical knowledge of Journalism and the Media, are advised to apply for the MA Media Culture and Society.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a research-driven university located in Norwich, with an international reputation for excellence and over 15,000 students comprising a diverse community representing over 80 countries worldwide. Around 25% of students are postgraduates. The university is part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest research communities in Europe, conducting pioneering work into some of the most progressive current...more

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