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The MA in Global Journalism tackles all the essential areas of journalism, from the legal issues to interviewing, practical writing and broadcast and web skills. The course draws on our established links within the fields of print and broadcast journalism, as well as current research within the School in international media and communication.


This course has been developed with your future employability as its focus, by choosing to study at Coventry you will benefit from:
-A course that is supported by visiting speakers from media organisations and visiting scholars
-The opportunity to gain relevant print or broadcast work experience
-Studying at one of the founders the field in the UK, established over 25 years ago, its staff has included many seminal figures in many aspects of communication, culture and media studies


You will develop a core of journalistic skills and knowledge which are generic requirements of the profession together with a specific field of expertise: the global media context. You will also study the context of international media organisations and global/international issues facing and addressed by all media.

Teaching takes the form of a mixture of lectures, seminars, discussions and workshops. You will be expected to read widely, contribute actively to discussions, and devise your own study topics in negotiation with tutors.

-Law, ethics and public administration
-Multiplatform journalism practice
-Global media and communication
-Specialist professional practice
-Journalism themes and issues
-Postgraduate journal
-MA journalism research project


Career prospects on successful completion of the Global Journalism degree include positions within established media/broadcasting organisations in a range of national and global contexts.

You can expect to secure positions in newspapers, specialist and trade publications and specialist reporting positions which have a global focus.

Opportunities will also exist in emerging broadcast contexts, such as web-based text journalism, web-tv and internet radio.


During the course you will be given the opportunity to gain relevant print or broadcast work experience.


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Visit the Global Journalism - MA page on the Coventry University website for more details!




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