MA Journalism (Distance Learning)

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    MA 1 year full-time by distance learning, 2 years part-time by distance learning

Course Description

Whether it’s providing the public with trusted information, holding leaders to account or countering “fake news” and misinformation, journalists have a key role to play in a democratic society.

Gain the skills, knowledge and qualification you need to succeed in roles such as journalist, news editor, press officer and communications officer with this online Journalism Master’s.

Course highlights

  • Learn the professional skills and knowledge needed in the era of digital news and media in areas such as video editing, media law, data analysis and people management
  • Apply your skills and boost your CV with at least 10 days of work experience with a publisher or communications company
  • Use the latest professional software including Photoshop, Indesign and Premier Pro
  • Learn from teaching staff who have professional experience with titles and organisations such as the Financial Times, News International and Portsmouth News

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject.
  • Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.

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Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Student Destinations

When you complete the course successfully, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to communicate important issues to the public in the digital world. You’ll also have a portfolio you can use to demonstrate your talents to potential employers.

Roles you could work in after the course include:

  • journalist
  • news editor
  • social media manager
  • press officers
  • communications officer

Typical employers may include:

  • online and print newspapers
  • broadcasters
  • magazines
  • PR agencies
  • corporate communications agencies

Module Details

  • Investigative Journalism – 15 credits
  • Media Law and Regulation – 15 credits
  • Research Methods – 30 credits
  • Portfolio – 15 credits
  • Writing and Producing News for a Digital Audience – 15 credits
  • News Reporting – 15 credits
  • Government, Power and the Media – 15 credits
  • Major Project (a journalism-related project) or Dissertation (a 15,000-word research project) – 60 credits

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