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Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides industry-relevant and specialist journalism training. Based in one of our multimedia newsrooms, designed to give you the experience of working in a fully functioning and fast-paced environment, you’ll learn how to write different types of stories, design digital content and produce audiovisual journalism. This MA has a specific emphasis on the practice of journalism and develops the skills you'll need for employment in the journalism or creative industries.

You will learn how to write advanced news and features, gain an understanding of the scope of the laws affecting journalists and develop the editorial, interpersonal and self-management skills needed to work within the media industry. You'll examine the journalism business, have the opportunity to specialise in magazine journalism and study shorthand. Carrying out work placements is an important part of this course and you'll need to complete a minimum of six weeks' industry work experience. Careers in broadcasting, journalism, publishing, professional writing, public relations and social media. The MA also functions as a pathway to a PhD for those pursuing a career in academia. Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Different course options

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module allows students to build on and integrate the knowledge, skills and experience gained at Masters level by undertaking an independent research project in the form of a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words or a variable-format research project comprising of some form of practical work (e.g. a multimedia submission) accompanied by a critical commentary (7000-8000 words). Research can be undertaken in a broad range of areas, however, it is expected that the content of the thesis will demonstrate clear links to other elements of the programme, for example, focusing on an aspect of the cultural and/or institutional role of journalism. The finished dissertation/project will therefore represent the synthesis and culmination of the skills and knowledge gained elsewhere on the programme.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,095

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,670

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more