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MA / PGDip Broadcast Journalism

Course Description

This specialist course prepares you to work in radio and TV news and factual programming and includes a work placement. The course is based at the University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, with dedicated newsrooms and studio facilities.

Why choose this course?

The Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) at Nottingham Trent University has been training aspiring journalists for 20 years. We provide specialist training to equip students with the well rounded skills required within this industry.

This course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). This professional accreditation reflects the high standard of this course.

It focuses on areas such as video editing, story selection, bulletin production, camera work, TV and radio presentation, interviewing, voice training, plus specialised reporting such as sports writing, documentary making and two-way work. You will be taught by our team of experienced media professionals, and their knowledge is supplemented by a lecture and tutorial programme of visiting professors, journalists and other guests.

The course has a practical focus, and you are expected to develop story ideas and contacts and gather your own material for journalistic work. Online production is an integral part of the course with students focusing on the key multi-media skills required by the industry. The course also incorporates a work placement to allow students to put their newly developed skills into practice and build valuable experience.

Visit the MA / PGDip Broadcast Journalism page on the Nottingham Trent University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

• A good honours degree (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism • IELTS 7 (applicants whose first language is not English) • If you have an IELTS 6.5 and meet the above entry requirements entry will be conditional on successful completion of a 10-week Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP) course (there is an additional charge for this course) • Applicants from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

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