Like journalism itself, this practical course is fast and dynamic, and you’ll be expected to work in a range of newsroom contexts within weeks of starting your course.
Under the guidance of award-winning journalists who have worked with organisations ranging from the BBC and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism to commercial radio and magazines, you’ll develop a keen eye for a story. You’ll also develop advanced newsgathering and data journalism techniques that help you establish the facts, experience how to work within a range of newsroom contexts and tell those stories across a range of online and social media platforms.
You’ll have access to some of the industry’s most respected journalists who are working in the field now, learn about the legal, commercial and ethical contexts surrounding the future of journalism.
The course is completed full time across three semesters covering one year. Students can choose to focus on either the online journalism route or the international broadcast journalism route.
Semester one Narrative: from Media to Interactive Media (core) Research in Practice (core) Online Journalism option: Multiplatform, Mobile and Data Journalism International Broadcast Journalism option: International Broadcast Journalism
Semester two Media Law, Ethics and Security (core) Entrepreneurship in Practice (core) Industry Placement (core) Online Journalism option: Specialist Journalism, Investigations and Coding International Broadcast Journalism option: News and Current Affairs Production
MA by Practice
Assessments usually emphasise scholarly or professional practice through which the key learning objectives are tested. Three weeks are set aside for assessment work.
Applicants must have proven experience in journalism or media production (for example, video, audio, web production or print). Good spoken and written English are vital. IELTS level 6.5 is a minimum. You should have evidence of your passion for new forms of journalism, along with a strong and inquiring mind and a tendency not to take no for an answer.
Please visit the Birmingham School of Media website for up to date tuition fee information
Recipient: Birmingham City University
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