There is no better route into the highly competitive world of automotive journalism than this unique course. Specifically designed with input from the automotive publishing industry and endorsed by the Guild of Motoring Writers, the course builds on our strong links with the media and the motor industry.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Practising journalists – including an award-winning freelance motoring writer and former car magazine editor – help you develop the skills required to become a successful journalist, together with an understanding of journalism theory and essential law and ethics.
Teaching takes the form of a mixture of lectures, seminars, discussions and workshops. You will write and design your own automotive magazine and, increasingly, back that up with web content in written, audio and video formats.
-Award-winning freelance motoring writer and former car magazine editor helps you develop the skills required to become a successful journalist
-Graduates have gone on to positions with car magazines and motoring websites, and to become successful freelance motoring writers
-You will write and design your own automotive magazine and, increasingly, back that up with web content in written, audio and video formats
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
-Law, Ethics and Public Administration
-Multiplatform Journalism Practice
-Automotive Industry in Context
-Specialist Professional Practice
-Journalism Themes and Issues
-MA Journalism Research Project
HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?
Graduates have gone on to positions with car magazines and motoring websites, and to become successful freelance motoring writers.
Other career prospects include positions in established media/broadcasting organisations in a range of national and international contexts, specialist and trade publications as a specialist reporter particularly those with international focus, and opportunities in emerging broadcast contexts such as web-based text journalism, web-TV and web-radio.
GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME
To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University
has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.
The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.
Normal entry requires a good honours degree in a cognate subject and/or equivalent professional experience; evidence of engagement with journalism.