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MA / PGDip Magazine Journalism


Course Description

This course, which is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), was rated the top performing postgraduate journalism course in the UK in December 2013.

Why choose this course?

The Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) at Nottingham Trent University has been training aspiring journalists for 20 years.

The Magazine Journalism course offers specialist training to equip students with the well-rounded skills required within this industry. It focuses on areas such as interviewing and story construction, plus specialised reporting including writing columns, reviews and features.

It will also introduce you to subbing – headline writing, layout and proof reading – using Adobe InDesign, the industry-standard desktop publishing package. 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 incorporates a work placement to allow students to put their newly-developed skills into practice and build valuable experience.

This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and all exam fees are included in course costs.

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.

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

Entry Requirements

• A good honours (minimum 2.1) and enthusiasm for, or experience of journalism • IELTS 7 or iBT 100 (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 ten 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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