This course is suitable for graduates of any discipline and journalists who want to engage in academic study. It explores theory and practice and the social, cultural, economic and political contexts in which the media work.
The quality of our course is reflected in our commitment to: the synthesis of theory and practice; research-informed teaching; the development of practice in innovative and creative trajectories.
The course draws on current research by specialists in media, communication and cultural studies. You will develop: skills and abilities to work as a journalist in the 21st century; an ability to recognise new trajectories in journalism as your career develops and access the skills and knowledge needed to accommodate change; a critical understanding of media, culture and society; knowledge to theorise and analyse media and journalism; knowledge of media law and the development of an ethical approach to the field.
You will also learn analytical and critical skills to conduct research in the field of media and journalism and to report in a range of platforms.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience in: the media; broadcast journalism; print journalism. To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Recipient: Newcastle University
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