This course is aimed at graduates in any discipline seeking a career in journalism and is designed to prepare students for a first job in journalism in the UK, specifically those seeking National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) qualifications. The course is also appropriate to media professionals with relevant experience who seek a formal qualification. The course has full accreditation from the NCTJ. This course teaches the craft of journalism underpinned by vital professional studies such as law, ethics, public affairs and shorthand. Working in simulated newsrooms, students undertake reporting, writing and editing across a range of platforms including newspapers, magazines and online in order to prepare for a career that will focus increasingly on media convergence. Students learn key skills including news values, news-gathering, decision-making, interviewing, writing and production skills such as design and layout. In Semester 2, students devise, launch and produce their own publications.On successful completion of the Diploma, students may progress to the MLitt in which they prepare a dissertation on an approved topic in journalism studies.
AHRC Block Grant Partnership Studentships
The University of Stirling and Strathclyde University have been awarded an AHRC Block Grant Partnership for 2011-13, for 19 studentships over 3 years. Studentships can be held at either the University of Stirling or the University of Strathclyde. There are opportunities for joint supervision of doctoral projects.Eligible Subject Areas:Applications for studentships are invited in the following eligible subject areas for 2011-12.Creative Writing: 1 Professional Preparation Masters award English Language & Literature: 1 Research Preparation Masters award History: 1 Research Preparation Masters award Journalism and Publishing Studies: 1 Professional Preparation Masters award Librarianship, Archives, Record Management and Information Science: 1 Doctoral and 1 Professional Preparation Masters award See here for details of Eligible Subject Areas and Programmes. Further details of the AHRC’s studentships are available in the AHRC’s Guide to Student Funding to which applicants are advised to read and refer while making their application: http://www.artsandhumanitiesconsortium.org.uk/Studentships.aspxDeadline Friday 10th June
A good Honours degree, or equivalent, plus experience.> 250-word essay on why you want to be a journalist.> A 250-word article based on an interview with someone who is not famous but would be of interest to readers of a local weekly newspaper> Up to three examples of your own written or broadcast journalism.
Recipient: University of Strathclyde
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