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MRes Journalism

Course Description

Key benefits:

• Gain high-level research and project-development skills that are prized in the field of journalism
• Develop an in-depth knowledge of your chosen area of study
• Acquire research skills by working with leading academics at MediaCityUK.

Suitable for

You may be about to graduate and want to develop your knowledge and research skills with a view to giving yourself a lead in the job market.

Your goal may be to undertake PhD research, for which the MRes in Journalism is ideal preparation.

Or you may be employed in journalism and be keen to enhance your promotion prospects or enter a new field.

Programme details

This MRes is an opportunity to advance your career or prepare the ground for further research study at doctoral level.

During your time with us, you will acquire high-level research and project-development skills by studying three progressively-linked core research modules:

Research Methods and Methodologies
Formulating Research Projects
The MRes Research Project.
Plus you will choose from a range of leading-edge options available at taught Masters level in Journalism at Salford.

You will gain high-level knowledge of research techniques and theories. And you will put this into practice in a field of your choice, through an individually-designed and organised research project in your chosen field.

Module titles

• Core Module: Research Methods and Methodologies
• One elective module from the Semester 1 MA provision within the Journalism directorate
• Core Module: Formulating Research Projects
• One elective module from the Semester 2 MA provision within the Journalism directorate
• The MRes Research Project

Career potential

Graduates of this course will be in a position to take up posts in media and communications companies which require employees to possess high level research and project design and delivery skills, accompanied by specialist high level subject knowledge of a chosen aspect of journalism. Graduates of the MRes in Journalism are also ideally placed to go on to further study through undertaking a PhD degree on either a part-time or a full-time basis.

Visit the MRes Journalism page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant field. Those applicants not in possession of these entry requirements, but who have amassed practical experience in the cultural and creative sectors, will be considered for entry in line with the University’s APL procedure.

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