The MA International Journalism aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the international media or in related fields.
The course offers the opportunity to gain a perspective on 21st century journalism in different media and in different countries. It offers a mix of practice and theory – blending journalistic techniques and advanced academic study.
The programme offers practical journalism, but remains an academic Master’s degree.
The practical working environment within the degree aims to deepen professional knowledge and challenge understandings.
You will chose to specialise in broadcast, documentary, or multimedia journalism.
• The course attracts international applicants wanting to strengthen the journalistic competence in their own countries.
• It provides a richness of exposure (through the multicultural nature of the student body) to comparative international media practices.
• It is aimed at journalists wanting a period of reflection and study about the practice of 21st century journalism.
The taught component of the course amounts to 120 credits and is taught across two semesters (Autumn and Spring) from the end of September to the beginning of June and combines core and elective modules.
You will submit a dissertation at the end of August. The dissertation carries 60 credits.
Information Gathering and Analysis 1 Information Gathering & Analysis II International News Production 2 International News Production 1 Foreign News Reporting Project Based Dissertation
Media Law Reporting Business, Finance & Economics Reporting the Middle East Insurgency into the 21st Century Citizen Media Global Crisis Reporting In The Editor's Chair Reporting Health and Science International Relations for Journalists Electoral Behaviour, Public Opinion and the Media Social Media and Politics Governing the Internet: Digital Freedoms and Restrictions
You will be taught through a variety of practical workshops which replicate an industry environment as well as a series of lectures and seminars which complement the academic nature of the course.
You will be assessed through a wide range of formative and summative classroom activities, essays and practical assessments throughout the course.
Graduates of the MA International Journalism programme are employed in a wide and varied range of occupations including editorial positions in International Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism industries such as BBC Worldwide, CNN, NDTV, SABC, Russia Today, Al Jazeera, Reuters and Bloomberg. Graduates have also gone on to work in global marketing and publication industries as well as becoming freelance documentary producers and web content developers.