Based in one of our multimedia newsrooms, the course is designed to give you experience of working in a professional environment.
This MA has a specific emphasis on the practice of journalism and develops the skills you’ll need for employment in the journalism or creative industries.
You will learn how to write advanced news and features, gain an understanding of the scope of the laws affecting journalists, and develop the editorial, interpersonal and self-management skills needed to work within the media industry. You’ll examine the journalism business and have the opportunity to specialise in magazine journalism.
You will also study social media and data journalism, and explore content creation and the distribution of news via social media. In digital reportage, you will focus on content production within the digital media.
You will gain experience in audio, multimedia and video journalism, as well as developing basic editing and sequencing skills, and an understanding of audio-visual hardware and software. In your final term you’ll choose between either an academic dissertation or a journalism project route – which allows you to produce a print and online magazine, replicating as much as possible the conditions, organisation and pace of the production of a real magazine.
We have a number of dedicated multimedia newsrooms, fitted with Mac computers, a video suite and a viewing room containing industry-standard software, which are designed to give you the experience of working in a fast-paced environment. You’ll be taught by a journalism team who have worked for the Guardian, Financial Times, the BBC and Reuters.