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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Communication & Media Studies

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year Full-Time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Please visit the Birmingham School of Media website for up to date tuition fee information

Course content

Course Duration

Full-time 1 year


Like journalism itself, this practical course is fast and dynamic, and you’ll be expected to work in a range of newsroom contexts within weeks of starting your course.

Under the guidance of award-winning journalists who have worked with organisations ranging from the BBC and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism to commercial radio and magazines, you’ll develop a keen eye for a story. You’ll also develop advanced newsgathering and data journalism techniques that help you establish the facts, experience how to work within a range of newsroom contexts and tell those stories across a range of online and social media platforms.

You’ll have access to some of the industry’s most respected journalists who are working in the field now, learn about the legal, commercial and ethical contexts surrounding the future of journalism.

The course is completed full time across three semesters covering one year. Students can choose to focus on either the online journalism route or the international broadcast journalism route.


Semester one
Narrative: from Media to Interactive Media (core)
Research in Practice (core)
Online Journalism option: Multiplatform, Mobile and Data Journalism
International Broadcast Journalism option: International Broadcast Journalism

Semester two
Media Law, Ethics and Security (core)
Entrepreneurship in Practice (core)
Industry Placement (core)
Online Journalism option: Specialist Journalism, Investigations and Coding
International Broadcast Journalism option: News and Current Affairs Production

MA by Practice


Assessments usually emphasise scholarly or professional practice through which the key learning objectives are tested. Three weeks are set aside for assessment work.

Visit the MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!





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