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Full Time Masters Degrees in Communication & Media Studies, Preston, United Kingdom

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The MSc International Applied Communication programme allows students to develop skills and knowledge in advanced applied communication at a global level. Read more
The MSc International Applied Communication programme allows students to develop skills and knowledge in advanced applied communication at a global level.

This is an innovative personal, professional and academic development programme and has been designed to cater for the growing demand for independent thinking communication managers who can assist organisations in responding to a fast changing, international environment. It will prepare students for a career in international organisations including the UN, NGOs (such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent), the Foreign Office and British Council as well as in public relations consultancies and in-house communication departments. It will also prepare students to pursue an academic career and continue their study at PhD level.

Students will be offered a balanced postgraduate education, developing advanced theoretical knowledge, practical insights and professional skills. The course is a comprehensive educational programme which includes two semesters of highly specialised and thorough theoretical modules, followed by a dissertation period. It aims to expand your theoretical understanding of applied communication practice in a global context through its dynamic structure, aims and objectives.

The studies will focus on various areas of applied communication including public relations, media communication, digital communication, public affairs, lobbying, public issues management, fundraising, sponsorship, communication management, communication theory, and research in an international context.

Besides taught modules, an annual Brussels seminar and team-building activities are integrated in the course. During the Brussels seminar, students visit European instructions (including the European Parliament and the European Commission) and attend lectures and workshops with senior public affairs and public relations practitioners working in Brussels. The students also attend team-building weekend at UCLan Tyn D’wr campus in Wales to advance their personal and professional development, improve group work and enhance employability.

Optional visits to industry and European public relations conferences, guest lectures and employability events are offered to explore current issues in public relations and communication management theory and practice.

The MSc is taught by an international research-active team of experts, who have a wide range of industry experience and links. You will have plenty of opportunities to interact with fellow participants, academics and practitioners at UCLan as well as at international seminars and conferences.

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MSc Marketing Management is specifically designed for those with little, if any, work experience since graduation, and who are seeking to engage in postgraduate study prior to commencing a professional or managerial career in the field of marketing management. Read more
MSc Marketing Management is specifically designed for those with little, if any, work experience since graduation, and who are seeking to engage in postgraduate study prior to commencing a professional or managerial career in the field of marketing management.

The course aims to provide a rigorous postgraduate business and management education leading to the award of a Master’s degree, and hopefully to a successful career. Over an intensive 12 month period, this challenging course will develop your ability to operate effectively in a demanding business environment. It will give you an edge in the increasingly competitive graduate-level job market and will go a long way to setting you on the right road to a successful business career.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The programme reflects the University’s commitment to Active Education and involves you in a challenging and participative range of learning processes right from day one. With a busy induction week involving you in meeting with the staff team and your fellow students, exploring the learning resources available to you in the University and engaging in social activities, the Programme expects you to discuss and debate the key issues, both in marketing and in the broader world of business.

There will be many opportunities to examine what is actually happening in the business world around you as you progress through the programme. Where possible we work on real business problems, around which your assignments may be built.

Whilst each module has its own particular flavour and approach, all modules within the programme operate within a number of general principles. Namely, each will use an approach designed to support and sustain the acquisition, analysis and consideration of Marketing Management concepts and theories through lectures and seminars; the application of such concepts and theories to personal and organisational settings through case studies and projects; the analysis of live issues and problems using up-to-date materials from the media and research studies, and finally, to learn from the experiences of the students on the Programme itself, who will undoubtedly come from a wide range of countries and cultures.

During all semesters, you will also work closely with various staff members to plan and undertake your MSc Dissertation. Probably the major achievement for all Master’s degree graduates, it represents a unique opportunity to study a subject or issue related to marketing management in great depth, and one that is really relevant and of interest to you and hopefully your future career. Many students gain valuable contacts with businesses through their dissertation and even the occasional job offer!

Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development - giving feedback on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing periodic evaluations of progress.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Throughout the course you will develop your critical evaluation skills, be involved in problem solving activities through active learning methods, and develop interpersonal and technical skills appropriate to the professional status of a marketing manager.

This intensive 12-month programme offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will contribute to your development into an effective professional or manager working in a Marketing Management context:
-Apply the latest thinking on Marketing Management to the analysis of the key problems being experienced by the world’s major businesses
-Analyse the contemporary communications mix, new domains of social influence and the role of brands in the worlds of bricks and clicks
-Possess a thorough understanding of marketing principles and practice, strategic and international marketing management issues, of importance to marketing practitioners
-Possess a thorough understanding of the techniques of evaluating markets, and screening markets against devised criteria for entry.
-Develop the research and study skills necessary to tackle marketing management problems, issues and learning
-Undertake your own postgraduate research work into a topic within the field of Marketing Management that has interest and relevance to your future career

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The MA Broadcast Journalism programme builds on the strengths and achievements of the postgraduate diploma course, which has been running since 1981. Read more
The MA Broadcast Journalism programme builds on the strengths and achievements of the postgraduate diploma course, which has been running since 1981. Currently accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the course has a reputation for the quality of its students and their success in obtaining employment in the industry.

UCLan is committed to producing broadcast journalists who are realistically skilled and highly employable. The postgraduate Broadcast Journalism is designed to prepare students for working in the broadcast industry, so the emphasis is on learning by doing. You will learn in a newsroom environment, producing interviews, stories and packages for radio and television and online. You will also gain a thorough understanding of media law and public administration.

This course is eligible for a BAFTA Scholarship. Selected students will receive up to £10,000 to cover course fees, an industry mentor and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The course enjoys superb links with industry – across the region and nationally. Many former postgraduate broadcast journalists who now work in BBC and commercial radio and TV, make regular return visits – to pass on their invaluable knowledge and insights as well as providing one-to-one feedback on radio and television newsdays.

Our MA Broadcast Journalism programme is recognised as providing “general excellence in broadcast journalism training" by its accrediting body – the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Greenbank Building has five sound studios, each with professional mixing desks and computers, a large talks studio, and a television studio, with remote cameras, lighting, Autocue, control room and AVID digital editing suite.

The broadcast newsroom is equipped with telephones, digital editing workstations, ENPS and Burli news management systems, AVID iNews and news feeds from Independent Radio News and the Press Association.

The course enjoys excellent support from the broadcast industry. Students benefit from frequent guest lectures and industry speakers as well as editors and producers from radio and TV who visit regularly to work with the students.

The work placements are an essential part of the course and students are expected to spend at least three weeks in a BBC or commercial radio newsroom and one week at a television programme or company.

Most assessed work is in the form of practical assignments. For radio, students submit a portfolio of work, including a news bulletin, interview and news package. For television, students work on a variety of assignments.

For Law and Public Administration students must produce an essay and pass a final examination.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience is a vital part of the programme and is often the starting point for paid employment. We ensure students are fully aware of the opportunities available to them and encourage them to make the most of the unprecedented access to our network of industry contacts. The official 6 week placements will normally take place in early summer – after students have completed their major project. However, we actively encourage all our students to make the most of any opportunities to participate in on-going placements during weekends/holiday periods.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course we expect you to have acquired the skills and knowledge required to carry out the work of a professional broadcast journalist and be capable of operating independently in a confident and reflective manner. To achieve this, the course sets out to:
-Provide you with the key journalistic skills and knowledge required by professional broadcast journalists
-Promote self-awareness and self-confidence, and the ability to communicate clearly
-To provide you with underpinning knowledge of relevant legal and ethical requirements
-Stimulate all-round development within a positive, supportive and creative learning environment.
-Provide you with the opportunity for a substantial piece of independent production or research
-Provide you with the intellectual skills and creative insights necessary for your development as a reflective practitioner

FURTHER INFORMATION

We provide training and support in an environment that enables students to reach the high standards of professional competence demanded by the industry. Entry into the profession is competitive and most employers recruit new journalists only if they have completed a recognised postgraduate course.

For the Masters award, students will demonstrate their practical skills and critical understanding of the medium by producing an extended broadcast project under the supervision of a module tutor.

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The Masters in Magazine Journalism, accredited by both the Periodicals Training Council and the National Council for the Training of Journalists, is designed to prepare you for a dynamic and developing medium. Read more
The Masters in Magazine Journalism, accredited by both the Periodicals Training Council and the National Council for the Training of Journalists, is designed to prepare you for a dynamic and developing medium.

The course provides practical training in the specific skills needed by working journalists, particularly in the magazine industry. Throughout the course students will be learning and developing skills in digital journalism, sub-editing and design and more advanced writing styles for features and specialised reporting.

Students will also learn how the magazine industry works, the readers they serve and the business of freelancing as well as the practical journalism skill of shorthand.

Students must pass the coursework and exam components in all modules, achieve 100 words a minute in shorthand for the NCTJ diploma and produce an original prototype magazine.

In the third semester, you will also have the choice to research the fascinating and developing subject of magazines in a 15,000 word dissertation or to develop and produce your own prototype with a prospectus outlining its possibilities.

The School of Journalism encourages students to take the NCTJ’s preliminary examinations. Many editors require students to pass these examinations to be employed as journalists. These are external examinations separate from the degree programme. Fees for these papers are included in your tuition fees. The NCTJ also offers bursaries through its Journalism Diversity Fund for people from diverse backgrounds to train as journalists. For more information see http://www.nctj.com

Modules:

Magazine Journalism Practice
Digital Journalism
Law
Magazine Production
Public Administration
Shorthand
Magazine Project or Dissertation

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UCLan’s MA in International Journalism aims to develop journalism skills through the production of news in realistic exercises and assignments and to study journalism through research and analysis of news production in a range of international and national settings. Read more
UCLan’s MA in International Journalism aims to develop journalism skills through the production of news in realistic exercises and assignments and to study journalism through research and analysis of news production in a range of international and national settings.

Practical journalism is central to this postgraduate course and alongside an awareness of international awareness; this course will develop your understanding of the fundamental principles that underpin news production. This enables you to develop an adaptable approach to journalism and the abilities to apply their knowledge in a range of different media settings.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Journalism at UCLan is a student-focused, practical and theoretical course. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to be self-directed, and to focus on options that allow them to build up a substantial knowledge in a specialist area within the degree.

Students are encouraged to expand their technical skills in our state of the art studios and labs. International Journalism students, particularly, are encouraged to study part of their course abroad, and there is a wide range of exchange programmes available, to dozens of countries.

Students will be assessed by undertaking a wide range of assignments. These include practical reporting projects, compiling portfolios, reflective learning logs, research and analytical projects, essays and oral presentations.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students studying journalism for the first time will gain core news skills in newspaper reporting. More advanced practical learning continues to focus on newspaper production, although broadcasting and online journalism skills are introduced. The development of practical skills is supported by study, research and critical analysis of journalism and the news media in a range of national and international contexts. The final part of the International Journalism course enables students to further develop their skills and knowledge by choosing to undertake either a major practical journalism project involving international reporting or through a substantial research study.

Students from non-English speaking countries will have the chance to improve their language skills through a programme of English learning.

The development of practical skills is supported by study, research and critical analysis of journalism and the news media in a range of national and international contexts.

The final part of the course enables students to further develop their skills and knowledge by choosing to undertake either a major practical journalism project involving international reporting or through a substantial research study.

Students from non-English speaking countries will have the chance to improve their language skills through a programme of English learning.

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Our MA Journalism course is one of a suite of journalism postgraduate courses designed to offer students the chance to learn multimedia journalism skills. Read more
Our MA Journalism course is one of a suite of journalism postgraduate courses designed to offer students the chance to learn multimedia journalism skills.

Graduates from our courses work for organisations such as national and regional newspapers, websites, magazines and broadcasters.

The MA Journalism course is currently accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

INDUSTRY LINKS

UCLan has been teaching journalism for more than 50 years. Our alumni give us an unrivalled network of contacts who not only return to the university to give guest lectures and master classes, but also inform our courses through their professional expertise and advice.

All practical journalism tutors have worked in journalism for organisations such as the BBC, ITV, national and regional newspapers and magazines.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The MA Journalism course is currently accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). At the end of the course, students have the opportunity to take the NCTJ’s diploma exams. Some students will qualify for the NCTJ’s diversity fund which could help to pay your course and NCTJ exam fees.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students begin the course by learning the core reporting and technical skills needed to operate as a journalist. Students will also learn the essentials of law as it impacts on journalists and study and debate the ethics of journalism and learn about the workings of central and local government.

The course is very hands-on and students will learn in a realistic newsroom environment. Students also undertake an industry placement, so that they have every opportunity to emerge at the end of the course with excellent contacts as well as a track record of achievement.

Students will also appreciate the ethical, legal and commercial considerations they will need to consider in order to function as accurate and responsible journalists and understand the organisation and function of local and central government.

In these first weeks, students enjoy a realistic and useful appreciation of collaborative and multi-skilled journalism since all our postgraduate journalism students will study and practice together.

All teaching will take place over three intensive days. There is also a part time route available which will allow students to split the programme over two or three years.

Shorthand is offered as an additional 10th module. It is a requirement of the NCTJ’s programme of study that students study Teeline shorthand and a speed of 100 wpm is required for the NCTJ’s diploma.

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Our Postgraduate course in Film Production combines practice, theory, enterprise skills and personal and professional development. Read more
Our Postgraduate course in Film Production combines practice, theory, enterprise skills and personal and professional development. The theory is embedded in the practical teaching, so that for every new skill and convention learned the reason for its application is also explored

MA Film Production aims to emulate a real working environment in which practical learning allows you to ‘learn on the job’ by performing roles in a film production team. This ‘real word’ environment is further enhanced through student collaboration on productions of narrative drama or documentary, using high-end production methods and equipment. Alongside drama and documentary productions, postgraduate Film Production allows you to develop subject specific research skills and apply those to practical work.

INDUSTRY LINKS

Staff maintains links with Warp Films, Arri media, Made Up North, Northwest Vision and Media and many more regional and national production companies and agencies.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Most modules are delivered at the Preston campus, with the main production modules based at the Media Factory, UCLan's £15m purpose built media powerhouse, with outstanding facilities and excellent technical and academic support. Students have access to a range of High Definition production equipment including advanced camera rigs and camera support rigs. The Media Factory also offers ample studio and recording spaces including motion capture, green screen, TV studio, audio recording and mixing studios, dedicated edit suites and many more shared facilities, all of which is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Assessment is by submission of films produced and written and oral presentations of research outcomes. Students have to meet a set of learning outcomes appropriate to masters level study to pass their modules

GRADUATE CAREERS

Students typically move into production related areas, many of them regularly in the credits of major cinema and TV releases. Some choose to embark on careers in directing, camera or writing.

Students can sit technical undergraduate workshops and seminars as required and have to take part in enterprise based activities run by Futures and Northern Lights.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Based in the £15 million, state-of-the-art Media Factory you will have access to a range of high definition production equipment including advanced camera rigs and camera support rigs. The Media Factory also houses studio and recording spaces including motion capture, green screen, TV studio, audio recording and mixing studios and dedicated editing suites.

UCLan’s postgraduate Film Production course benefits from excellent, regional and national links with film production companies. Experienced industry professionals, academics and external, high profile, guest speakers deliver the course.

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This programme is wholly directed at immediate employability and can almost be described as a vocational training course. In the preparation of this course employers, professional bodies and practising professionals were consulted, the latter also being the course creators. Read more
This programme is wholly directed at immediate employability and can almost be described as a vocational training course. In the preparation of this course employers, professional bodies and practising professionals were consulted, the latter also being the course creators. A strong command of English is required, since each of the foreign languages is combined with English.

You will be taught interpreting for use at conferences i.e. simultaneous interpreting in booths and consecutive interpreting which is often used at conference dinners or other big international events. You will also be taught interpreting skills and given advice and personal feedback in each lesson. You will be able to record your performance using specialist recording devices which enable you to not only receive personal feedback from your tutors but to further analyse this feedback and listen to your performance later on.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Two dedicated Brähler interpreting suites provide state-of-the-art learning opportunities. You will experience a mixture of practical seminars and workshops, including bi-weekly mock conferences.

As a student at the School of Language, Literature and International Studies, you will have access to a number of facilities which create an active and stimulating learning environment.

We use a variety of assessment procedures including coursework, practical tests, project reports, examinations and a dissertation. The assessment methods and criteria we use are closely linked to the learning outcomes of each module.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

This course will:
-Prepare you for immediate employment as a freelance or in-house interpreter
-Prepare you for entry tests run by international organisations
-Give emphasis to interpreting - 12 hours of pure teacher-led interpreting per week
-Train you on equipment which is used by practising professionals (Brähler)
-Put emphasis on preparing you for professional life after the course
-Use practising professionals from a wide range of interpreting environments, eg EU, European Parliament Office, Ministry of Justice
-Provide informative and relevant guest lectures by experts in the field, e.g. voice coaching, website design, freelance accountancy

FURTHER INFORMATION

On MA Interpreting and Translation, you have to complete a total of 9 modules, one of which, the dissertation, is a double module. The course must be taken full-time over one academic year, though the dissertation is submitted 3 months after the taught modules finish. You will choose a language to combine with English and work to and from that language throughout the course, developing your interpreting skills.

During Mock Conferences which are held every other week, you will encounter a wide variety of real-life topics which your lecturers have already undertaken as an assignment. We have a higher frequency than is standard at UK universities as we and students have found them so beneficial. In these Mock Conferences real life interpreting scenarios are used with changing speakers, differing language combinations and illustrating all the challenges large conferences may entail.

You will be trained in the specific skills of high level technical/business interpreting; an area often neglected in conference interpreter training. The scenarios used here are based on real assignments undertaken by the various members of teaching staff on the course, who will later give you not only feedback on your performance but also tips and information on what happened at the actual assignment.

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The MA in Marketing and PR offers you the opportunity to gain both the essential knowledge of marketing and PR theory and practice and its application in a real world context. Read more
The MA in Marketing and PR offers you the opportunity to gain both the essential knowledge of marketing and PR theory and practice and its application in a real world context. The course focuses on skills required to take on a specialist role in marketing and/or PR in a variety of organisations. Specifically the MA programme aims to enable you to develop your capability to build successful marketing and PR careers in a rapidly changing business environment and develop your ability to integrate marketing and PR knowledge and practice in different contexts to improve your own marketing and PR practice. It also develops your understanding of different domains of knowledge from a range of perspectives in the study and practice of marketing and PR in both domestic and international contexts. The course will provide you with an in-depth and intellectually challenging study of marketing and PR at a postgraduate level, whilst encouraging independent judgement.

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Our MA Journalism course is one of a suite of journalism postgraduate courses designed to offer students the chance to learn multimedia journalism skills. Read more
Our MA Journalism course is one of a suite of journalism postgraduate courses designed to offer students the chance to learn multimedia journalism skills.

Graduates from our courses work for organisations such as national and regional newspapers, websites, magazines and broadcasters.

The MA Journalism course is currently accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

INDUSTRY LINKS

UCLan has been teaching journalism for more than 50 years. Our alumni give us an unrivalled network of contacts who not only return to the university to give guest lectures and master classes, but also inform our courses through their professional expertise and advice.

All practical journalism tutors have worked in journalism for organisations such as the BBC, ITV, national and regional newspapers and magazines.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The MA Journalism course is currently accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). At the end of the course, students have the opportunity to take the NCTJ’s diploma exams. Some students will qualify for the NCTJ’s diversity fund which could help to pay your course and NCTJ exam fees.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students begin the course by learning the core reporting and technical skills needed to operate as a journalist. Students will also learn the essentials of law as it impacts on journalists and study and debate the ethics of journalism and learn about the workings of central and local government.

The course is very hands-on and students will learn in a realistic newsroom environment. Students also undertake an industry placement, so that they have every opportunity to emerge at the end of the course with excellent contacts as well as a track record of achievement.

Students will also appreciate the ethical, legal and commercial considerations they will need to consider in order to function as accurate and responsible journalists and understand the organisation and function of local and central government.

In these first weeks, students enjoy a realistic and useful appreciation of collaborative and multi-skilled journalism since all our postgraduate journalism students will study and practice together.

All teaching will take place over three intensive days. There is also a part time route available which will allow students to split the programme over two or three years.

Shorthand is offered as an additional 10th module. It is a requirement of the NCTJ’s programme of study that students study Teeline shorthand and a speed of 100 wpm is required for the NCTJ’s diploma.

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The Postgraduate course in Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies is predominantly theoretical, analytical and research based, allowing individuals from related disciplines who do not necessarily have appropriate practical skills, to study at postgraduate level within the fashion environment. Read more
The Postgraduate course in Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies is predominantly theoretical, analytical and research based, allowing individuals from related disciplines who do not necessarily have appropriate practical skills, to study at postgraduate level within the fashion environment.

Individual projects will address a range of student led interests, supported by theoretical underpinning. Case Studies will inform the background issues emerging in the industry, whilst also exemplifying key directions for future markets. Trend forecasting and application, brand management, consumer demographics and industry analysis all underpin and facilitate the development of campaign planning and management.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Teaching involves a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and industry liaison, and assessment is continuous. Students are expected to contextualize their work within a current framework, and develop evaluative skills in order to articulate their point of view, discussing and debating them in a peer group, consequently preparing them for a wide range of careers, including brand management, trend forecasting and brand consultancy.

OPPORTUNITIES

Study trips are an essential part of research activity that brings design to life. Throughout the programme, students are introduced to contemporary influences with international city trips and study visits to exhibitions and museums - Manchester, London, Berlin and New York have been regular trips in recent years (students will be required to pay for overseas trips/visits and these are, therefore, optional).

The opportunity for a structured work experience will be provided for every student who requests it. This is a major commitment by the University to help our graduates to reach their potential and thrive in their careers after graduation.

A course module that will help you plan your career is available as a free choice module (called an elective), which you can study as part of your degree programme.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Teaching involves a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and industry liaison, and assessment is continuous. Students are expected to contextualize their work within a current framework, and develop evaluative skills in order to articulate their point of view, discussing and debating them in a peer group, consequently preparing them for a wide range of careers, including brand management, trend forecasting and brand consultancy.

The course aims to develop students’ intellectual and imaginative power through a programme of study that is formed from cohesion between theory and practice. It provides graduates with a stimulating environment in which ideas can be exchanged and supported through factual creative research, developed and contextualised. We challenge our students to take a critical position in relation to existing theories and encourage new connections within the field of fashion that challenge traditional design boundaries.

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Delivered by staff from the Media Innovation Studio and across the School of Journalism and Digital Communication, the MA in Media Innovation looks at the cause and effect of digital evolution both offline and online. Read more
Delivered by staff from the Media Innovation Studio and across the School of Journalism and Digital Communication, the MA in Media Innovation looks at the cause and effect of digital evolution both offline and online. It encompasses practical skills for digital content creation; looks at new ways of collaboration and co-production and examines the web of capital streams through potential revenue opportunities. It also presents the chance to study as part of multi-disciplinary teams, and to develop links with a number of digital industries. The MA ultimately investigates the power of technological innovation to connect people in myriads of new ways to co-create and build a sustainable future for all.

The ‘blended learning’ nature of the MA Media Innovation allows students both in Preston and beyond to study, and on a full-time or part-time basis.

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Postgraduate students from this course will be part of the newly emerging generation of digital storytellers. Using video, text, photography, audio and info-graphics candidates will be able to explore a spectrum of approaches from news journalism to ethnographic practices to convey stories about the real world. Read more
Postgraduate students from this course will be part of the newly emerging generation of digital storytellers. Using video, text, photography, audio and info-graphics candidates will be able to explore a spectrum of approaches from news journalism to ethnographic practices to convey stories about the real world. Embedded in live projects, with international opportunities and professional practitioners the programme aims to equip students with the essential practical, creative and vocational skills for the media landscape of the twenty first century.
Practice is at the core of the programme. Experimentation, evaluation and the resolution of ideas and skills together are central to the course. By the end of it you should be able to produce challenging cutting edge work that uses a variety of mediums effectively and be able to identify professional outputs for your own type of practice. The course is delivered through a variety of methods that are dependent on the required learning. Critically based lectures and seminars will give you a sound grounding in current thinking about the many components that make up the field. Intensive workshop sessions will enable you to attain the relevant skills and to undertake visual problem solving. Developing your understanding of industry expectations, skill levels and professional behaviour will further underpin the much of the course. Opportunities to take part in professional projects, or to work on client-based briefs will also help you to acquire the relevant skills and experiences.
The course structure has exit awards of PG Dip -120 credits and a PG Cert – 60 credits).

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Our exciting new MA Sports Journalism programme builds on the glowing track record of our well-established undergraduate Sports Journalism programme. Read more
Our exciting new MA Sports Journalism programme builds on the glowing track record of our well-established undergraduate Sports Journalism programme. Graduates now work for organisations such as Sky and the BBC and in the media offices of football clubs and other sporting organisations.
This course offers you the chance to learn the multimedia skills and techniques of the sports journalist.

Sport is big business, influencing politics, finance, fashion and music as well as being the focal point of community joy and despair. It is also, of course, great fun and one of the most exciting jobs around. The role of the sports journalist is increasingly important, reporting the action and results that millions want to know about and also scrutinising the activities of those who organise and fund the increasingly varied sports agenda.

Students will also learn the essentials of law as it impacts on journalists and study and debate the ethics of journalism and learn about the business of sport. The course is very hands-on and students will learn in realistic newsroom and studio environments. Students also undertake an industry placement, so that they have every opportunity to emerge at the end of the course with excellent contacts as well as a track record of achievement.
This Masters programme is a rigorous programme of study that equips students with the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to operate as professional sports journalists in a modern digitalised newsroom.
The course begins with an intensive introduction to creating content where students learn how to report and write stories for publication. Students also study a digital journalism module that will enable them to develop the skills and strategies needed to exploit the changing media landscape and to respond to the challenges presented by the emergence of multiplatform production.

Students will also appreciate the ethical, legal and commercial considerations they will need to consider in order to function as accurate and responsible journalists and understand the organisation and functions of the sports business.

In these first weeks, students enjoy a realistic and useful appreciation of collaborative and multi-skilled journalism since all our postgraduate journalism students will study and practice together. Sports Journalism students will also take a module that will introduce them to the role of a sports reporter.

All teaching will take place over three intensive days. There is also a part time route available which will allow students to split the programme over two or three years.

Shorthand is offered as an additional 10th module. Many employers require entrants to have 100 wpm shorthand and we strongly advise applicants who wish to practise in the UK to take this module.
In semester two, students will move into either a print and online or broadcast newsroom where they will be providing sports contents for either newspapers and websites or TV or radio newsdays and websites.
You will also learn about the Sports Business in a module that aims to provide a critical understanding of the structures, policies and processes of sport both in the UK and internationally. It will also examine the key contemporary issues that are impacting on global sport and its management.

In semester three, students can undertake a major 60-credit sports journalism project. There is also the option of completing a shorter 40 credit module and taking a 20 credit optional module. Completion of the Masters project should enable students to develop, produce and manage a large-scale project independently in an effective manner and demonstrate a more sophisticated understanding of the sector.

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This course will equip you with all of the necessary skills you will need to be a self-published author including how to edit your book, how to lay it out, how to monitor sales, how to manage yourself and your finances, marketing yourself and your book and how to create an eBook. Read more
This course will equip you with all of the necessary skills you will need to be a self-published author including how to edit your book, how to lay it out, how to monitor sales, how to manage yourself and your finances, marketing yourself and your book and how to create an eBook. The final part of the course will give you the opportunity to complete a finished copy of your book.
The course is taught by industry experts with contributions from successful self-published authors. Students have round the clock access to our bespoke publishing house in the state-of-the-art Media Factory with all the latest equipment and industry-level software such as Creative Cloud, InDesign and Nielsen Bookscan.
If you are serious about self-publishing and want to learn practical skills which will be valuable for life, meet like-minded people who will be a good network for you and gain advice from industry experts and successful self-published authors this course is for you.

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